The Division of Gynecologic Oncology, directed by Michael L. Pearl, MD, FACOG, FACS, is the only academic subspecialty gynecology oncology practice in Suffolk County. Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Dr. Pearl is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Melissa Henretta, MD has joined the Division as of September 15th, 2011 after completing her fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Virginia.
The Division members have three overlapping goals: to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for women with known or suspected gynecologic cancers, as well as for those with complicated gynecologic surgical and selected pre-invasive conditions; to conduct research into the development and treatment of these cancers; and to educate healthcare professionals and the public about gynecologic cancers and pre-cancerous conditions.
In 2010, there were 2445 office visits and 461 new patients. Because the Division is directly involved with all aspects of patient care, long-term relationships with patients may be established, providing superb continuity of care.