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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Katherine Kurnit, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Katherine Kurnit, MD, MPH, specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of gynecologic malignancies, which are tumors on the reproductive organs. Dr. Kurnit is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care for patients with gynecologic cancer such as cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer. She provides surgical management as well as chemotherapy to treat gynecologic cancers in women.

As an avid researcher, Dr. Kurnit is investigating ways to improve diagnosis and treatment for her patients using evidence-based, data-driven medicine. She is particularly interested in finding new treatments for women with gynecologic cancer, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Dr. Kurnit’s work has been published in several high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, such as Cancer Research, Cancer and Gynecologic Oncology.

Board Certifications

  • Gynecologic Oncology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Practicing Since

  • 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • University of California San Diego Health


  • University of California San Diego Health


  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

News & Research

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