Meet Our Guest Speaker
Marcela G. del Carmen MD, MPH is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, holds a dual appointment in the Department of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Chief Medical Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). In that role, she leads over 3,200 MGPO physician members. Dr. del Carmen is the first woman and Latino to ascend to the academic rank of Professor in of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and in Gynecologic Oncology at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from medical school and completed her residency training in gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Hospital and fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. del Carmen holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. She has served on the Ovarian Cancer Committee for the Gynecologic Oncology Group, is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology PROLOG task force, is a member of several committees in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and serves as oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for both general gynecology and gynecologic oncology. She is a member ABOG’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology.
Dr. del Carmen is a member of the Professorial Promotions Committee, the Main Admissions Committee, and Chair of the Faculty Council at Harvard Medical School. Dr. del Carmen has authored over 250 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored a textbook. Dr. del Carmen’s research focuses on disparities in gynecologic cancer outcomes in underserved minorities and rare gynecologic malignancies. She serves as an examiner for the oral board at the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, both in General Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. del Carmen is the recipient of numerous teaching and service awards including the National Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Award, the Howard Ulfelder Teaching Award, the CINE Golden Eagle Award, CBS Cares, and the McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence. In 2018, the magazine Estrategia y Negocios recognized Dr. del Carmen as one of the 20 most influential women in Central America. In 2020, Dr. del Carmen was named the most influential physician in health care in Mexico by the magazine Mujer Ejecutiva.
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