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Summer B. Dewdney, MD

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  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Gynecologic Oncology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Robotic surgery
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Women's health
Research Interests:
  • Robotic/minimally invasive surgery
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Outcomes data
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. The prognostic significance of lymphovascular space invasion in laparoscopic versus abdominal hysterectomy for endometrioid endometrial cancer.
    Dewdney SB, Jiao Z, Roma AA, Gao F, Rimel BJ, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Massad LS, Mutch DG, Zighelboim I
    Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol.
  2. Immunohistochemical characterization of squamous differentiation and morular metaplasia in uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma.
    Blanco LZ Jr, Heagley DE, Lee JC, Gown AM, Gattuso P, Rotmensch J, Guirguis A, Dewdney S, Bitterman P.
    Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2013
    2013 May
    32(3):283-92. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e31826129e1.
  3. Use of cervical mucus to screen for gynecological malignancies: a pilot study.
    Lamzabi I, Buckingham L, Gebrekiristos M, Jain R, Gattuso P, Reddy V, Guirguis A, Dewdney S, Rotmensch J, Bitterman P.
    Mod Pathol. 2013
    2013 Jun 14. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2013.92. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Uterine serous carcinoma: increased familial risk for lynch-associated malignancies.
    Dewdney SB, Kizer NT, Andaya AA, Babb SA, Luo J, Mutch DG, Schmidt AP, Brinton LA, Broaddus RR, Ramirez NC, Huettner PC, McMeekin DS, Darcy K, Ali S, Judson PL, Mannel RS, Lele SB, O'Malley DM, Goodfellow PJ.
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012
    2012 Mar
    5(3):435-43. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0499. Epub 2012 Jan 13.
  5. Cervicovaginal cytology in the detection of recurrence after cervical cancer treatment.
    Rimel BJ, Ferda A, Erwin J, Dewdney SB, Seamon L, Gao F, DeSimone C, Cotney KK, Huh W, Massad LS.
    Obstet Gynecol. 2011
    2011 Sep
    118(3):548-53. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182271fdd.
  6. Inferior vena cava filter placement in the gynecologic oncology patient: A 15-year institutional experience.
    Dewdney SB, Benn T, Rimel BJ, Gao F, Saad N, Vedantham S, Mutch DG, Zighelboim I.
    Gynecol Oncol. 2011
    2011 May 1
    121(2):344-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2011.01.004. Epub 2011 Jan 26.
  7. Uteroenteric fistula after uterine artery embolization.
    Dewdney SB, Mani NB, Zuckerman DA, Thaker PH.
    Obstet Gynecol. 2011
    2011 Aug
    118(2 Pt 2):434-6. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31821082a3.
  8. Aberrant methylation of the X-linked ribosomal S6 kinase RPS6KA6 (RSK4) in endometrial cancers.
    Dewdney SB, Rimel BJ, Thaker PH, Thompson DM Jr, Schmidt A, Huettner P, Mutch DG, Gao F, Goodfellow PJ.
    Clin Cancer Res. 2011
    2011 Apr 15
    17(8):2120-9. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-10-2668. Epub 2011 Mar 3.
  9. Evidence-based review of the utility of radiation therapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer.
    Dewdney SB, Mutch DG
    Womens Health (Lond Engl)
    2010 Sep
    6(5):695-703; quiz 704.
  10. The role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the management of patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer: survey results from members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
    Dewdney SB, Rimel BJ, Reinhart AJ, Kizer NT, Brooks RA, Massad LS, Zighelboim I.
    Gynecol Oncol. 2010
    2010 Oct
    119(1):18-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2010.06.021. Epub 2010 Jul 31.
  11. Discussion: 'Perioperative morbidity model for vaginal hysterectomy' by Heisler et al.
    Zighelboim I, Zhang C, Kuroki L, Anand M, Dewdney S.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010
    2010 Feb
    202(2):e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.11.022.
  12. The role of PET/CT in the management of patients with cervical cancer: practice patterns of the members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
    Kizer NT, Zighelboim I, Case AS, Dewdney SB, Thaker PH, Massad LS.
    Gynecol Oncol. 2009
    2009 Aug
    114(2):310-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2009.04.018. Epub 2009 May 14.
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