Cervical Cancer Screening: Is a Pap smear or HPV test better?

February 10, 2015

UMN Health Talks looks into whether a pap smear or HPV test is better when screening for cervical cancer.

A recent study published in the journal of Gynecologic Oncology advocates for routine Human Papilomavrius (HPV) screening instead of pap smears. Dr. Melissa Geller, a Gynecologic


Congratulations to our Top Doctors!

December 4, 2014

The Mpls St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors 2014 issue, available on newsstands June 26, features 153 of our physicians. Theses physicians were chosen by their peers as the doctor they would go to themselves or refer their family to.

Maternal Fetal Medicine: Daniel


OBGYN faculty recognized for positive comments on outpatient satisfaction surveys

December 4, 2014

Positive comments from patients help us to understand more about what they perceive to be an exceptional experience. We'd like to congratulate the 25 providers who received the highest number of positive comments on outpatient satisfaction surveys in 2013. (Source: University of Minnesota Health


Tim Starr awarded Best Research Mentor

December 4, 2014

College of Biolgogical Sciecnes (CBS) undergraduates at The Golden Pipette Awards have selected Tim Starr as the recipient of Best Research Mentor.

Learn more about the Golden Pipette Awards


Congratulations Best Doctors!

September 24, 2014

The Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors 2014" issue, available on newsstands Sept. 25, features 134 physicians chosen by their peers as the best in their field. 

Gynecologic Oncology: Peter Argenta, MD; Linda Carson, MD; Levi Downs, MD; Melissa Geller, MD;


Translational Working Group Pilot Project Grant Award

July 16, 2014

In the Ovarian Cancer Translational Working Group, "Personalized Mouse Models of Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer" received some of the highest rating by the reviewers. The Principal Investigators of Tim Starr, Ph.D., Martina Bazzaro, Ph.D., and Melissa Geller, M.D.


Department of Defense Health Award for Ovarian Cancer Research Project

March 16, 2014

Dr. Melissa Geller, in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Dr. Hee Yun Lee in the School of Social Work received the Ovarian Cancer Pilot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense Health Program. The overall goal of the award is to eliminate ovarian cancer by supporting innovative


Melissa Geller awarded SGO Best Basic Science Poster

February 26, 2014

Dr. Geller was the winner of the SGO Best Basic Science Poster Award for her abstract, Intraperitoneal delivery of human natural killer cells for treatment of ovarian cancer, which was presented at the 2013 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Los Angeles, California.


Fellowship programs announce matches

October 9, 2013

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health is pleased to welcome its two new fellows, who will join us beginning July 2014.

Tanya Pulver, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology Fellow
Dr. Pulver completed her medical training at Michigan State University and is


Autumn Seminar Conference Pearls

October 7, 2013

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health in partnership with Essentia Health Obstetrics and Gynecology was pleased to hold Autumn Seminar at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on September 27, 2013. This one-day seminar attracted obstetricians/