Why Gynecologic Oncology

Shannon N. Westin, MD

For 50 years, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology has served as the premier medical specialty society for health care professionals trained in the comprehensive management of gynecologic cancers. To help celebrate SGO’s Anniversary, Shannon N. Westin, MD, shares what drew her to the field of gynecologic oncology.


Melissa Schwartz, MD

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) celebrates 50 years of dedication to advancing the fight against women’s reproductive cancers. Melissa Schwartz, MD, shares what aspects of the field inspired her to pursue a career in Gynecologic Oncology.

Carolyn Lefkowits, MD

Throughout this year, we’re asking SGO leaders to share their Society highlights. In this clip, Carolyn Lefkowits, MD joins the celebration and shares why she chose to pursue a career in gynecologic oncology.


Margaret Liang, MD

For 50 years, SGO members have led the charge in trying to eradicate women’s gynecologic cancers. Through the years, new members have brought in new ideas, findings, and experiences. In this clip, Margaret (Maggie) Liang, MD, answers the question, “Why gynecologic oncology?”