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About Ramez N. Eskander, MD

Ramez Eskander, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who specializes in the surgical management of female reproductive system cancers, including ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer. His expertise includes diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including minimally invasive (robotic) surgery, chemotherapy and novel drugs.

Dr. Eskander is also experienced in clinical trial development and aims to provide individuals with access to innovative medicines during their treatment.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Dr. Eskander instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses on immunotherapy, targeted therapies for treating clear cell and endometrioid ovarian cancer, quality of life in cancer patients, and end-of-life care.

Dr. Eskander has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters and is the co-editor of Gynecologic Oncology: A Pocketbook. He speaks frequently at annual medical conferences and his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research, among others. In 2015, he was awarded the Society of Gynecologic Oncology's John L. Lewis Jr. Presidential Award for most influential scientific paper.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Eskander was an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC Irvine School of Medicine, also caring for patients with gynecologic cancer at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Eskander completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UC Irvine School of Medicine and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology.

He is a member of many professional organizations, including the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, among others.

Outside of work, Dr. Eskander enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is actively involved in his church community, where he teaches 7th and 8th grade Sunday school. Dr. Eskander also enjoys traveling and outdoor activities, including running and cycling. He speaks Arabic and Spanish fluently.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-04-17

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Novel Therapeutics
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted