Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dennis S. Chi, MD, FACOG, FACS – Chief Editor


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Deputy Chief of the Gynecology Service
  • Head of the Ovarian Cancer Surgery Section
  • Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery

Dennis S. Chi, MD, FACOG, FACS, has served as a faculty member on the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, since 1997. He is currently the Deputy Chief of the Gynecology Service and head of the Ovarian Cancer Surgery Section. He was co-director of Pelvic Reconstructive surgery, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship and the Pelvic Reconstruction Clinical Research Fellowships from 2001-2014. He helped to establish the International Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship program at MSKCC. His experience in population-based and patient-oriented research have led to over 200 peer-reviewed publications and international presentations that have demonstrated the safe use of advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques in the management of early ovarian cancer, the beneficial effects of the use of extensive surgical procedures for advanced and recurrent gynecologic cancers, and the establishment of clinical guidelines to determine appropriate candidates for second and third operations in cases of recurrent uterine and ovarian cancer. Dr. Chi is the principal investigator of four current MSKCC IRB-approved prospective clinical protocols including a randomized, multicenter phase II trial comparing secondary cytoreductive surgery with and without Hearted Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. On a national level, he has served multiple times as the director or faculty member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s annual postgraduate courses aimed at instructing gynecologic oncologists throughout the world on the most up-to-date surgical treatments for women with gynecologic malignancies.

Ram Eitan, MD, MPH – Section Editor


Sackler School of Medicine
  • Chief of the Gynecologic Oncology Division
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Ram Eitan attended medical school at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Medical School in Beer Sheva, Israel. Dr. Eitan completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel and his Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship on the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, USA.

Dr. Eitan is now the Chief of the Gynecologic Oncology Division in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, Israel and Assistant Professor at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, Israel. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the Society of Memorial Gynecologic Oncologists and the Israel Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Eitan’s expertise and research interests include minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of gynecological cancers, robotic- assisted surgery, pre-invasive cervical dysplasia – colposcopy diagnosis and management, and extensive cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian carcinoma.

Scott Smilen, MD – Section Editor


New York University School of Medicine
  • Director, Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Resident Lectures and Clinical Competency Committee
  • Senior Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Scott Smilen is certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has held his New York State Medical License for over 25 years. He first completed a BA in Economics & Mathematics at Yale University before receiving his medical degree at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Scott Smilen then continued at NYU to specialize in ObGyn and Urogynecology. In 2013, he completed his Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Certification. His areas of interest include treatment of urinary incontinence, treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, surgical techniques in gynecology and obstetrics and medical and surgical conditions of menopause.

Dr. Scott Smilen holds an impressive resume with a breadth of experiences that include leadership roles as a mentor, educator and author. He currently is an Associate Professor, Clinical at New York University School of Medicine and Attending Hospital Appointments at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center, New York University Hospitals Center and Valley Hospital.

He is currently a member of 11 professional societies including his most recent involvement as the Vice Chair of the American Urogynecologic Society, Clinical Guidelines Committee and President of the Bellevue Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, and holds a membership with the Department of Urology at NYU as well as the Department of ObGyn

Dr. Scott Smilen also has been recognized with dozens of impressive awards and in 2013 received the New York Super Doctors Award (New York Times Magazine) and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. In 2014, he accepted the award for Best Doctors in America and his most recent award in 2015 was the CREOG “National Faculty Award”.

Dr. Scott Smilen shares his expertise through his editorial positions with Contemporary Ob-Gyn – Puzzler Section Editor, Journal of SRL – Urology and CSurgeries – Section Editor of Urogynecology. He also has contributed to over 40 publications including his original reports and involvement with chapters, books and abstracts.

OB/GYN Section Reviewers:

  • Chris Benness  Australia
  • Juana Hutchinson-Colas  United States
  • Rajiv Mahendru  India
  • Wasswa Salongo  Uganda
  • Tsung-Chieh Jackson Wu  United States