Message from the Director
David A. Fishman, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Director of Gynecologic Oncology Research within the Cancer Center. An internationally recognized gynecologic oncologist, he is especially noted for his innovative research on the regulation of ovarian metastasis and in developing new methods for the detection of early stage ovarian carcinoma.
He established The National Ovarian Cancer Dearly Detection Program in 1999 with a grant from the National Cancer Institute and philanthropic support. Dr. Fishman received his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Fishman has authored more than 230 scientific papers, abstracts, book chapters and several books on gynecologic malignancies.
His research has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, Society of Gynecologic Investigation, and the Berlex Foundation. He serves as an editor for three journals and ad hoc reviewer for 43 medical and scientific journals and is a member of national and international cancer institute study sections from the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
He is a member of many medical and honor societies and patient advocacy groups including the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, AOA, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program