Arvind Bakhru, MD MPH, is a Gynecologic Oncologist specializing in complex pelvic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and chemotherapy for women with gynecologic cancers and pre-cancers. Dr. Bakhru cares for women with ovarian cancers, endometrial and uterine cancers, sarcomas, vulvar cancers, vaginal, and cervical cancers. He is trained in minimally invasive techniques and advanced, precision da Vinci® robotic surgery. He also counsels those with a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancers, BRCA mutations, homologous recombination deficiencies, and Lynch Syndrome to reduce their risk of cancer.
Dr. Bakhru’s undergraduate studies were in Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He also studied at the Yale University School of Public Health, where his master’s thesis won top honors. Dr. Bakhru did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Maryland, where he was chief resident and won numerous teaching awards. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Michigan. During that time, he was the fellow member of the Executive Council of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, helping to implement evidence-based practice and quality care.
Dr. Bakhru actively participates in clinical trials and keeps abreast of the latest chemotherapy options for his patients. He focuses on personalizing cancer care whenever possible. His research includes the role of diabetes and nutrition in ovarian cancer and the long-term needs of ovarian cancer survivors, and he has been published in major medical journals. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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