Steven Vasilev MD
MBA FACOG FACS FACN ABIHM ABOIM
Gynecologic Cancer | Endometriosis Excision | Complex Gyn Surgery
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- XiRA & SiRA Robotic Surgery
- Integrative Medicine
- Endometriosis excision
- Cervical Cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Trophoblastic disease
- Uterine cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Vulvar cancer
- Complex benign surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Genomics-based precision therapy
- ctDNA screening and monitoring
- Natural & Integrative therapies
- Clinical trials
- Providence Saint John’s Health Center
- Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey
- Loma Linda University Medical School
- miVIP SurgiCenters
- Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center
Steven A. Vasilev MD Biography
“I help and guide women to defeat gynecologic cancers, endometriosis and complex gynecologic conditions using a unique combination of minimally invasive robotic surgery, precision cancer therapies and complementary holistic natural support towards thriving in survivorship.”
Dr. Vasilev 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 Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California and is Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
His residency and fellowship, leading to double-board certification, included extensive training in surgery not only on gynecologic organs but also bowel, bladder, ureters, diaphragms and all other organs in the abdomen and pelvis that can be affected by cancer, endometriosis and related conditions. This, combined with over three decades of experience in advanced minimally invasive surgery, allow him to safely complete very advanced surgeries with a very low complication rate, which is a matter of record.
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 (among first group in the US to regularly perform complex laparoscopic surgery such as radical hysterectomy and lymph node dissection in the late 80’s and early 90’s), and thought leader. He has held multiple leadership positions and been on the faculties of Kaiser Permanente, City of Hope, UC Irvine, USC, UCLA and Loma Linda University.
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 theranostics, and integrative & complementary health. He is an active member of multiple medical societies and has been nationally listed in “Best Doctors” for 20 years.
His clinical focus is on ovarian masses/tumors, cancer and endometriosis.
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
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
Dr Vasilev in the Media
Dr Vasilev, our Medical Director and lead surgeon, is a quadruple board certified gynecologic oncologist. He is frequently featured in articles and commentary about women’s health concerns including cancer, advanced robotic surgery, endometriosis and other topics in multiple media channels, magazines and news.
Dr Steve Vasilev’s Research Publications & Books
Dr Vasilev is extensively published and according to Academia.edu his work has been cited by other professionals and colleagues hundreds of times, meaning he is a respected national expert on multiple topics related to cancer, minimally invasive surgery, peri-operative recovery and integrative medicine.