Professional Bio

Sharyn N. Lewin, MD

President and Executive
Director of the Foundation

Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, FACS, FACOG, is Founder and Executive Director of The Lewin Fund, responsible for the organization’s operations, and for setting its strategic vision. She is also the organization’s chief ambassador, responsible for advancing The Lewin Fund’s mission to invest in grassroots initiatives and research that directly support women who are afflicted with cancer and their families. She is a long-time advocate for women and women’s health and brings more than 19 years of medical, research, and community outreach experience to her role.

A board certified Gynecologic Oncologist, Dr. Lewin specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. She serves as Medical Director of the New Jersey-based Holy Name Medical Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Division.

Her practice employs a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to screening, treatment, and overall improvement in quality of care for women at high risk for ovarian cancer and other gynecologic malignancies. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. Lewin’s expertise includes radical operations for ovarian cancer, including upper abdominal and extended pelvic resections. She has extensive training in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures and robotic techniques using the da Vinci® Surgical System. She uses intraperitoneal chemotherapy and has research interests in novel chemotherapeutic agents, including immunotherapy and hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) for recurrent ovarian cancer.

Most recently, Dr. Lewin was an Assistant Clinical Professor and a member of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Cancer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), and a member of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. While at NYP, Dr. Lewin was the first Medical Director of the Woman to Woman Program, a cancer support initiative.

Dr. Lewin is a graduate of University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

A national educator on hereditary genetics, cancer survivorship and state-of-the-art treatment for advanced ovarian cancer, Dr. Lewin has authored or co-authored over 100 articles, abstracts, book chapters, and made many presentations at scholarly conferences. She is a recipient of the President’s Award from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and NYP’s prestigious Physician of the Year Award.

A list of Dr. Lewin’s publications is available on request. ■

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