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Dr. Katherine Economos

Dr. Katherine Economos is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine. She served as Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for 27 years while holding the academic title of Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She then decided to change the core nature of her practice to office-based general and survivorship gynecology. Her extensive gynecologic oncology background gives Dr. Economos particular expertise in the gynecologic care of women who’ve survived or are currently under treatment for cancer, women with suspected or proven dysplasia of the cervix, vagina, vulva, or anus, and those who need to be or have been genetically tested and require clinical surveillance for a familial cancer syndrome. Dr. Economos has also carved out a special niche in her practice as a gynecologic cancer consultant. As such, she provides prompt, unhurried, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand explanations to women who’ve just been diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy and are anxious to quickly learn what they can. Such a consultation can precede the patient’s initial visit with her treating oncologist so as to be prepared with knowledge and with the questions to ask, or it can follow seeing the treating oncologist in order for Dr. Economos to clarify, further explain, and reinforce the clinical information discussed with the treating oncologist.

Since the start of her career in 1993, Dr. Economos has been the recipient of numerous awards for her dedication to women’s healthcare and to resident physician education, including the American Cancer Society’s Brooklyn Women’s Physician of the Year for Excellence in Healthcare Award and the National Faculty CREOG Award for Excellence in Resident Education. Dr. Economos has also served as President of the Brooklyn Gynecological Society, the longest continuously active gynecologic society in the U.S., since 1890.

Dr. Economos is active in women’s cancer awareness campaigns, lecturing and talking to the community on women’s health issues.  She is beloved by her patients for her unassuming but direct style, her insistence on patient education, and her unceasing vigilance of her patients’ health.

Education & Training

Dr. Economos received her Bachelor’s degree in biology at New York University and her M.D. degree at the S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.  She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and her gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX .  She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.