Steven Vasilev MD
MBA FACOG FACS FACN ABIHM ABOIM
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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
- 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 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 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.
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.