Gynecologic Oncology Institute @ Providence Saint John's Health Center,
2121 Santa Monica Blvd,
Santa Monica, CA
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About Dr. Vasilev
"I help and guide women to defeat gynecologic cancers using a unique combination of minimally invasive robotic surgery, precision cancer therapies and complementary holistic natural support towards thriving in survivorship.”
Dr. Vasilev is the only physician quadruple board certified in Ob-Gyn, Gynecologic Oncology and Integrative & Holistic Medicine in the United States. He is an accomplished oncologic and robotic surgeon and has trained hundreds of fellows and residents. Currently, he serves as Medical Director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Gynecologic Oncology at Providence Saint John's Health Center, Professor at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California and is Clinical Professor at UCLA.
Since completion of his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the USC Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center he has been recognized as a surgical innovator, minimally invasive surgery pioneer, and thought leader.
He has held multiple leadership positions and been on the faculties of Kaiser Permanente (Regional Director Gynecologic Oncology and Surgical & Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials and Chief of Service ObGyn), City of Hope(Director), UC Irvine(Assistant Professor), USC(Professor), UCLA(Professor), Loma Linda University(Professor-current). Dr. Vasilev has been involved in running research programs as Principal Investigator at multiple sites since 1977.
He is a sought-after speaker, has authored over 90 publications, abstracts, book chapters and is the author-editor of a gynecologic oncology textbook and a popular book on integrative oncology. His research is in surgical innovation, novel cancer therapies, and integrative & complementary health. He is an active member of multiple medical societies and has been nationally listed in "Best Doctors" for 17 years since 2002.
Dr. Vasilev holds an MBA from UCLA, with training in, and work history of, process improvement in organizational change using tools like Lean Six-Sigma and TOC.