Diversity & Inclusion

Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS

Past president Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS, addresses the Society’s legacy of growth and inclusion. Over the past 50 years, SGO has expanded to serve more physicians, allied professionals, and patient advocates to strengthen the fight against gynecologic cancer.


Carolyn D. Runowicz, MD

SGO’s first female president, Carolyn Runowicz, MD, shares her thoughts on the legacy of the Society’s founders. Dr. Runowicz was the last president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists before the official name change to the Society of Gynecology Oncology.


Linda Duska, MD

Over the course of the past 50 years, SGO has evolved from being the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists to the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. Linda Duska, MD, explains how this multidisciplinary approach benefits patients.

John P. Curtin, MD

Past president Dr. John P. Curtin, MD, shares his memory of his first SGO membership meeting. In the past 50 years, SGO has made major strides in opening its doors to include more physicians, researchers, and allied members.


Karen D. Lyle, PA-C

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology prides itself on the diversity and inclusion of everyone who is involved in the fight against women’s cancer. As part of SGO’s 50th Anniversary celebration, physician assistant Karen D. Lyle, PA-C, shares how SGO has allowed her explore new educational opportunities and helped her grow her professional network.


Heidi Gray, MD

Over the course of 50 years, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology has supported growth and inclusion for all individuals working to eradicate women’s gynecologic cancers. Heidi Gray, MD, shares her thoughts and appreciation on the expansion of SGO membership.