Dr Steven Vasilev MD

Dr. Steven Vasilev MD

MBA FACOG FACS FACN ABIHM ABOIM

Dr Steven Vasilev MD Best Doctors

Medical Director, Integrative Medicine and Gynecologic Oncology Professor & Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology Research

John Wayne Cancer Institute

Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics

UCLA School of Medicine

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@Dr_Steve Vasilev AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • XiRA & SiRA Robotic Surgery
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Trophoblastic disease
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Endometriosis excision
  • Complex benign surgery

SPECIAL INTERESTS: 


  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Genomics-based precision therapy
  • ctDNA screening and monitoring
  • Natural & Integrative therapies
  • Clinical trials
Dr Steven Vasilev MD ABOIM
Dr Steven Vasilev MD ABOG

Dr Steven Vasilev MD Biography

“I help and guide women to defeat gynecologic cancers using a unique combination of minimally invasive robotic surgery, precision cancer therapies and complementary holistic natural support towards thriving in survivorship.”

Dr. Steven Vasilev MD is the only physician quadruple board certified in Ob-Gyn, Gynecologic Oncology and Integrative & Holistic Medicine in the United States. He is an accomplished oncologic and robotic surgeon and has trained hundreds of fellows and residents. Currently, he serves as Medical Director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Gynecologic Oncology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Professor at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California and is Clinical Professor at UCLA.

Since completion of his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the USC Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center he has been recognized as a surgical innovator, minimally invasive surgery pioneer, and thought leader. He has held multiple leadership positions and been on the faculties of Kaiser Permanente, City of Hope, UC Irvine, USC, and UCLA.

Dr. Vasilev has been involved in running research programs at multiple sites since 1977. He is a sought-after speaker, has authored over 90 publications, abstracts, book chapters and is the author-editor of a gynecologic oncology textbook and a popular book on integrative oncology.

His research is in surgical innovation, novel cancer therapies, and integrative & complementary health. He is an active member of multiple medical societies and has been nationally listed in “Best Doctors” for 16 years.

Dr. Steven Vasilev MD holds an MBA from UCLA, with training in, and work history of, process improvement in organizational change using tools like Lean Six-Sigma and TOC. You can discover much more about Dr. Vasilev by visiting his personal website:  StevenVasilevMD.com

BACKGROUND

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: 
MD – University of Southern California
MBA – Anderson School, University of California at Los Angeles
BA & BS – University of Southern California


RESIDENCY: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Los Angeles County USC Women’s Hospital


FELLOWSHIP: 
Gynecologic Oncology, USC Norris Cancer Center & LAC-USC County Hospital


BOARD CERTIFICATION: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABMS)
Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABMS)
Integrative Medicine, American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABPS)
Integrative & Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)

Dr. Vasilev’s research interests include the genomic characterization of gynecologic cancer and their application to the development of targeted therapies, molecular monitoring and early detection by leveraging ctDNA.  He is also interested in the study of cancer stem cell epigenetic silencing through nutrigenomic and lifestyle manipulation. In addition to the above he is actively involved in:

  • sentinel node impact on accurate triaging of gynecologic cancers
  • multi-center clinical trials
  • surgical technique innovation