Nadeem R. Abu-rustum MD, FACOG, FACS
Nadeem is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist specializing in surgery for gynecologic cancers. He is also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) for the treatment of cancerous and noncancerous diseases of the female reproductive system. His clinical expertise includes minimally invasive and general gynecologic surgery for cancers of the ovary, uterus, and cervix.
He also has extensive experience in endometrial and cervical cancer and radical trachelectomy, a surgical procedure that can preserve fertility in select patients with early-stage cervical cancer; over the past ten years, he has pioneered many of the surgical approaches that we use to treat stage 1 cervical cancer. He also led the effort to investigate and utilize sentinel lymph node mapping, a novel approach that is now being adopted by many oncology practices nationally and internationally, in cervical and uterine cancer. The procedure may improve the detection of cancer that has spread to lymph nodes and limit the side effects of radical surgery.
His clinical research focuses on surgical therapy for gynecologic cancers and innovative surgical approaches to treating gynecologic disorders, such as sentinel node mapping, improved localization of tumors, and fertility-sparing surgery. As Chief of the Gynecology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, He is actively involved in the development and improvement of minimally invasive techniques and oversees our surgical research programs. It is his responsibility to ensure that quality surgical care and patient safety are maintained for all gynecologic patients at our institution. Providing this level of service is the utmost priority in his own practice.