Jennifer Scalaci

Jennifer M. Scalici, M.D.

Gynecologic OncologistAssociate Professor of Interdisciplinary Clinical OncologySpecialty: Cancer CareEmail Researcher
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About Jennifer M. Scalici, M.D.

Jennifer Scalici, M.D., joined Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) in 2012 after completing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Virginia. As a fellow, she developed an investigator-initiated clinical trial evaluating the use of a novel biomarker for ovarian cancer. Upon her arrival at MCI, she built a busy clinical practice with an emphasis on minimally invasive and robotic surgery. She is currently participating in research to evaluate a novel, minimally invasive procedure to improve the prognostic value and decrease the morbidity of lymph node dissections in gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Scalici also continues to conduct basic and translational research in collaboration with other members of the MCI gynecologic team. Her active areas of interest are ovarian carcinogenesis and the development of a novel animal model of ovarian cancer with the goal of improving early detection and prevention strategies. She is also evaluating the role of estrogen metabolism and obesity in the development of endometrial cancer. Dr. Scalici has presented five abstracts and three oral presentations at national meetings since her arrival at MCI, including a Poster of Exceptional Merit at the American College of Surgeons Annual Congress in 2013.

Conditions Treated

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vulva Cancer

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research Interests

  • Gynecologic oncology with special interest in ovarian cancer metastasis and platinum resistance
  • Ovarian carcinogenesis and the development of a novel animal model of ovarian cancer with the goal of improving early detection and prevention strategies

Education

  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, AL
  • Residency: Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center | Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System | Charlottesville, VA

Languages

  • English

Locations

USA Health has a comprehensive biomedical research program that spans a wide range of clinical, basic and translational research.​ At the Mitchell Cancer Institute, our physicians and scientific investigators are searching for breakthrough discoveries to improve the lives of cancer patients.

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