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SOURCE Holy Name Medical Center
In the practice of Gynecologic Oncology, Hereditary Cancer Risk, and Women's Health
TEANECK, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) welcomes gynecologic oncologist, hereditary cancer risk and women's health specialists Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, FACS, and Phyllis Tarallo, DNP, DCC, both of whom will be members of the Holy Name Physician Network. Dr. Lewin is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. Her practice employs a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to screening, treatment and overall improvement in quality of care for women at high risk for ovarian cancer and other gynecologic malignancies.
At Holy Name, Dr. Lewin will serve as Medical Director of the Regional Cancer Center's Gynecologic Oncology Division, and will spearhead the development of a Women's Comprehensive Health Center, a female-focused initiative providing care and support for women of all generations.
Dr. Lewin's expertise includes complex surgical procedures for gynecological cancers, and she has extensive training in robotics and other minimally invasive techniques. She uses intraperitoneal chemotherapy and has research interests in novel chemotherapeutic agents for recurrent ovarian cancer. She is a national educator on the condition known as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, the author of more than 100 publications, and an advocate for quality improvement in female-focused health care.
Dr. Lewin completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Joining Dr. Lewin is Phyllis A. Tarallo, DNP, DCC, a nurse practitioner and diplomate of the American Board of Comprehensive Care. Dr. Tarallo assists in performing radical surgeries for gynecologic malignancies and performs related procedures, including colposcopy; uterine, vaginal and vulva biopsies; and chemotherapy management.
Dr. Tarallo also comes to Holy Name from Columbia University Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, where she was a member of both the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Department of Surgery, as well as Director of Women's Health in the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. She is widely published, lectures, and provides inservices on female cancers.
Patients and referring physicians may contact Dr. Sharyn Lewin at (201)227-6200. To learn about the Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center, visit holyname.org.
Photo attached (left to right): Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, FACS and Phyllis Tarallo, DNP, DC
ABOUT HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER:
Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey, with off-site locations throughout Bergen County. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance-from pre-conception through end-of-life.
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