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Obstetrics and Gynecology / Gynecologic Oncology

Matthew A. Powell, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology


Specialty Areas
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Gynecologic Oncology

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Powell:

Ask the Expert - Ladue News:  Treatment of Endometrial Cancer


News Releases Archive:  Robotics Move Gynecologic Cancer Surgery Forward

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Gynecologic Treatment Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 13th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-3181
Fax:   314-362-8644
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Center for Women's Wellness and Fetal Health
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3023 North Ballas Rd, Building D, Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO  63131
314-996-6071
Fax:   314-996-6060
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8064
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Gynecologic oncology, endometrial cancer, vulva carcinoma, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, adnexal masses, tumors, hysterectomy, lymphadenectomy, endometrial adenocarcinomas, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, gynecologic malignancies, ob/gyn, women's health

Board Certification
Gynecologic Oncology -- Certified
Obstetrics and Gynecology -- Certified

Medical Education
Research Fellow: University of Washington, Northwest College and University Association for Science, Richland, Washington, 1989
B.S.: Biochemistry and Biophysics, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1990
Medical Degree: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan, 1995
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University Hospital and Clinics, Columbus, Ohio, 1999
Fellowship: Gynecologic Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2002
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St Luke's Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2005-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Editorial Responsibilities

Editorial and Reviewer
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Cancer Research
Gynecologic Oncology
International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Kizer NT, Powell MA. "Surgery in the pregnant patient." Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Dec; 54(4):633-41.

Guntupalli SR, Zighelboim I, Kizer NT, Zhang Q, Powell MA, Thaker PH, Goodfellow PJ, Mutch DG. "Lymphovascular space invasion is an independent risk factor for nodal disease and poor outcomes in endometrioid endometrial cancer." Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Jan;124(1):31-5.

Shroff R, Brooks RA, Zighelboim I, Powell MA, Thaker PH, Mutch DG, Massad LS. "The utility of peritoneal biopsy and omentectomy in the upstaging of apparent early ovarian cancer." Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2011 Oct;21(7):1208-12.

Zighelboim I, Powell MA. "Adjuvant treatment for early-stage endometrial cancer." Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jun;54(2):245-55.

Benn T, Brooks RA, Zhang Q, Powell MA, Thaker PH, Mutch DG, Zighelboim I. "Pelvic exenteration in gynecologic oncology: a single institution study over 20 years." Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Jul;122(1):14-8.

Kizer NT, Gao F, Guntupalli S, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Goodfellow PJ, Mutch DG, Zighelboim I. "Lower uterine segment involvement is associated with poor outcomes in early-stage endometrioid endometrial carcinoma." Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 May;18(5): 1419-24.

Kizer NT, Thaker PH, Gao F, Zighelboim I, Powell MA, Rader JS, Mutch DG, Grigsby PW.
"The effects of body mass index on complications and survival outcomes in patients with cervical carcinoma undergoing curative chemoradiation therapy." Cancer. 2011 Mar 1;117(5):948-56.

Powell MA, Filiaci VL, Rose PG, Mannel RS, Hanjani P, Degeest K, Miller BE, Susumu N, Ueland FR. "Phase II evaluation of paclitaxel and carboplatin in the treatment of carcinosarcoma of the uterus: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study." J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jun 1;28(16):2727-31.

Kidd EA, Siegel BA, Dehdashti F, Rader JS, Mutch DG, Powell MA, Grigsby PW. "Lymph node staging by positron emission tomography in cervical cancer: relationship to prognosis." J Clin Oncol. 2010 Apr 20;28(12):2108-13.

Zighelboim I, Kizer N, Taylor NP, Case AS, Gao F, Thaker PH, Rader JS, Massad LS, Mutch DG, Powell MA. ""Surgical Apgar Score" predicts postoperative complications after cytoreduction for advanced ovarian cancer." Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Mar;116(3):370-3.

Cooper AR, Powell MA, Jimenez PT, Johnson MD, Rabinov A, Graseck AS. "Discussion: 'Comparison of robotic and laparoscopic myomectomy' by Bedient et al." Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;201(6):e1-4.

Kidd EA, Siegel BA, Dehdashti F, Rader JS, Mutic S, Mutch DG, Powell MA, Grigsby PW. "Clinical outcomes of definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy with fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography simulation in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer." Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jul 15;77(4):1085-91.

Brooks RA, Powell MA. "Novel imaging modalities in gynecologic cancer." Curr Oncol Rep. 2009 Nov;11(6):466-72.

Zighelboim I, Powell MA, Babb SA, Whelan AJ, Schmidt AP, Clendenning M, Senter L, Thibodeau SN, de la Chapelle A, Goodfellow PJ. "Epitope-positive truncating MLH1 mutation and loss of PMS2: implications for IHC-directed genetic testing for Lynch syndrome." Fam Cancer. 2009;8(4):501-4.

Zighelboim I, Schmidt AP, Gao F, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Rader JS, Gibb RK, Mutch DG, Goodfellow PJ. "ATR mutation in endometrioid endometrial cancer is associated with poor clinical outcomes." J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jul 1;27(19):3091-6.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Matthew A. Powell

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