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About Michael McHale, MD
Michael McHale, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers related to women's reproductive organs. He also serves as surgical director of perioperative services at UC San Diego Health, where he oversees clinical operations across all perioperative sites and network affiliates. In this role, Dr. McHale focuses on providing positive patient experiences and developing a world-class surgical environment at UC San Diego Health.
A professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. McHale's research interests include prevention strategies for pre-invasive disease, the impact of environmental factors on carcinogenesis and clinical trials.
Dr. McHale joined UC San Diego Health after serving at the Naval Medical Center San Diego from 2000-2007. During that time he was the assistant residency director, vice chairman of the Institutional Review Board, principal investigator for the Gynecologic Oncology Group studies, and the director of the Donald Gallup Research Symposium.
Dr. McHale has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and review texts. He has received many teaching awards, including the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award. U.S. News & World Report has named Dr. McHale one of the nation's Top Doctors in OB/GYN.
He completed his residency training at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. McHale earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
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For more information, see Gynecologic Cancers.
- Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
- UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
- Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome