Gynecologic Oncology Team

The Gynecologic Oncology Program coordinates your care through our central location at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, as well as in Manchester, NH. We also have member hospitals throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Our locations allow you to receive the best possible care in the most convenient location, close to your home.

Precision Medicine: A Team Approach

At the Cancer Center, there are 15 teams, officially called “clinical oncology programs,” but often referred to simply as “tumor boards.” Each team focuses on a specific cancer and meets regularly to review patient cases and recommend treatment plans. More information

We also pursue new and innovative strategies to advance our field and the care we provide. We aim to reduce gynecologic cancer incidence, improve treatments, and prolong the survival and quality of life of those diagnosed with cancer.

Gynecologic oncology program providers

Doctors who specialize in treating cancers of the female reproductive tract are called gynecologic oncologists. From a surgery standpoint, there is data supporting better outcomes for patients who are treated by gynecologic oncology specialists.

Our gynecologic cancer specialists combine training and expertise in gynecology, surgery, and oncology. We help women in all stages of disease as well as those concerned about genetic risk for developing gynecologic cancers. We also provide options for women concerned about infertility due to cancer treatment. Here are the primary providers you may see while receiving care at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

If you are looking for other providers, or providers in a particular location, please use Find a Provider on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock website for a more detailed search.

Additional team members

All of our providers and team members work together to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Obstetrics and gynecology

  • Melanie Elvira, RN
  • Norma Hicking, RN

Physician assistant

  • Olivia Weale, MS, PA-C

Office of Clinical Research

  • Jacqueline Kihwele, MPH
  • Carmeleta M. Biedler, RN, BSN, CWCN (Research Nurse)

Oncology dietitians

  • Elise B. Cushman, MS, RD, CSO, LD
  • Jeannine B. Mills, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Oncology Programs Coordinator

  • Emily W. Godfrey