Gynecologic Oncology

Uniformed Services University

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Fellowship Program Director: Lt. Col. Yovanni Casablanca, MC, USAF
  • Associate Program Director: Associate Program Director: Lt Col. Nicole Chappell, MC, USAF
  • Program Coordinator: ReGina Holloway

Participating Graduate Medical Education Sites

  • Medstar Washington Hospital Center

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

  • USUHS Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence-Women's Health Integrated Research Center

  • National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Program Overview

The National Capital Consortium's Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the only gynecologic oncology fellowship training program in the Department of Defense. It is a tri-service fellowship and the application process is open to any qualified active duty military member. Our goal is to produce physician scientists fluent in the latest advances in molecular biology and translational science with specialized clinical skills including advanced abdominopelvic surgery, chemotherapy administration, and critical care medicine. Our fellows graduate prepared to serve as faculty in military treatment facilities where they maintain the high standards of gynecologic oncology training for OB/GYN residents and provide expert consultative service in oncology and other complex pelvic pathology.

The fellowship is structured as two years of basic and translational research and two years of clinical training. Research is conducted at two prestigious laboratories – USUHS Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence-Women's Health Integrated Research Center located in Annandale, Virginia and the National Cancer Institute, across the street from Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD. Fellows rotate through three facilities for their clinical experiences: Walter Reed Bethesda, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Here, fellows will learn state-of-the art surgical procedures and therapies.

All fellows actively participate in cooperative clinical trials through the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), NRG Oncology, and the National Cancer Institute, as well as industry-sponsored studies, where they gain an understanding of the clinical trial process.

Upon completion of their training, fellows typically spend several years in military institutions and frequently remain in the uniformed services until retirement. By virtue of their advanced training, graduates of the program make it possible for military members and their dependents to have access to cutting edge evaluations and treatments for gynecologic malignancies as well as pre-invasive diseases of the genital tract. When called upon, our graduates routinely deploy as general surgeons and during these times, oncologic surgical training is translated into far forward expertise in abdominopelvic trauma.

Deadline to Apply

Applications begin to be submitted in September each year and must be complete before November. Selections are made at The Joint Service GME Selection Board (JSGMESB) which meets in late November. Results are released in mid-December. Exact dates, deadlines, as well as applications, can be found on the service specific websites

How to Apply

Please see your service specific GME website. Also, notice of intent to apply with current CV should be emailed to the NCC Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program Coordinator at the email below.

Length of Program

4 Years


Applicants must be an active duty member of the United States military. Applicants must have completed their core residency training in obstetrics and gynecology prior to beginning this fellowship program. The residency program must be an approved program in the United States or Canada, and applicants must be eligible for American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification.


Mrs. ReGina Holloway

Bldg 19, Third Floor, Room 3440

4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889-5630

(301) 400-1303