Gynecologic Oncologist Joins Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Lake Forest Hospital August 25, 2013
LAKE FOREST, IL – Gynecologic oncologist and surgeon Alok Pant, MD, has joined the medical staff of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Pant brings expertise in the DaVinci® Robotic System to the Surgical Oncology Program at Lake Forest Hospital. Pant specializes in treating ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, pre-invasive diseases and trophoblastic disease. He uses the minimally invasive DaVinci® Robotic System for cancer patients and for those with benign conditions such as uterine fibroids and pelvic masses.
“Dr. Pant brings experience and expertise in using the latest, minimally invasive technology in cancer surgery,” said Michael G. Ankin, MD, FACP, FCCP, a pulmonologist at Lake Forest Hospital and the hospital’s vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. “He will continue his research interests at Feinberg School of Medicine, keeping Lake Forest Hospital on the leading-edge of research and technology in cancer treatment.”
Pant received his undergraduate degree in biology from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“My goal is to bring the expertise of Northwestern Medicine academic research and care for women with gynecologic cancers to Lake County and the surrounding areas,” said Dr. Pant. “There are significant benefits to patients with the use of the DaVinci Robotic System because it is less invasive and decreases recovery time from surgery. I’m excited to use the DaVinci® System at Lake Forest Hospital.”
Pant’s clinical and basic science research includes endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and robotic gynecological surgery clinical outcomes. He is published in several peer-reviewed publications such as Cancer Research, Journal of Chemotherapy and Journal of Gynecological Surgery. He has presented his work in collaboration with other Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine physicians to the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer and to the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others.
Pant is the recipient of several awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award at Johns Hopkins Gynecology/Obstetrics Residency Program in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was awarded the Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgery Award at Johns Hopkins Gynecology/Obstetrics Residency Program in 2009 and the Excellence in Teaching Award at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Obstetrics/Gynecology Department in 2011-2012.
Pant will see patients and administer chemotherapy treatment at Northwestern Medicine Hunter Family Center for Women's Health at Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Outpatient Center. All surgeries are performed at Lake Forest Hospital.
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