Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health

Robert Allen Burger

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Clinical Research, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine
Professional Medical Staff, Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Smilow CTR 8-104
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5156
Office: 215-746-4043
Fax: 215-573-5129
A.B. (Biochemistry)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1984.
New York University, New York, NY, 1988.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , 1988-1992.
Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California , 1992-1996.
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Selected Publications

Bais C, Mueller B, Brady MF, Mannel RS, Burger RA, Wei W, Marien KM, Kockx MM, Husain A, Birrer MJ: Tumor Microvessel Density as a Potential Predictive Marker for Bevacizumab Benefit: GOG-0218 Biomarker Analyses. J Natl Cancer Inst 109(11), Nov 2017.

Shalowitz DI, Nivasch E, Burger RA, Schapira MM: Are Patients Willing to Travel for Better Ovarian Cancer Care? Gynecol Oncol In Press, Oct 2017.

Phippen NT, Secord AA, Wolf S, Samsa G, Davidson B, Abernethy AP, Cella D, Havrilevsky LJ, Burger RA, Monk BJ : Quality of life is significantly associated with survival in women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: an ancillary data analysis of the NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-0218) study. Gynecol Oncol 147(1), Oct 2017.

Oliver KE, Brady WE, Birrer MJ, Gershenson DM, Fleming G, Copeland LJ, Tewari K, Argenta PA, Mannel RS, Alvarez-Secord A, Stephan J-M, Mutch DG, Stehman FB, Muggia FM, Rose PG, Armstrong DK, Bookman MA, Burger RA.: An evaluation of progression free survival and overall survival of ovarian cancer patients with clear cell carcinoma versus serous carcinoma treated with platinum therapy: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group experience. Gynecol Oncol In Press, Aug 2017.

Cory L, Latif N, Brensinger C, Zhang X, Giuntoli RL 2nd, Burger RA, Morgan M, Ko E.: Readmission After Gynecologic Surgery: A Comparison of Procedures for Benign and Malignant Indications. Obstet Gynecol 130(2): 285-295, Aug 2017.

Tewari KS, Sill MW, Penson RT, Huang H, Ramondetta LM, Landrum LM, Oaknin A, Reid TJ, Leitao MM, Michael HE, DiSaia PJ, Copeland LJ, Creasman WT, Stehman FB, Brady MF, Burger RA, Thigpen JT, Birrer MJ, Waggoner SE, Moore DH, Look KY, Koh WJ, Monk BJ: Bevacizumab for advanced cervical cancer: final overall survival and adverse event analysis of a randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 3 trial (Gynecologic Oncology Group 240). Lancet In Press, Jul 2017.

Karam A, Ledermann JA, Kim JW, Sehouli J, Gourley C, Katsumata N, Burger RA, Nam BH, Bacon M, Ng C, Pfisterer J, Bekkers RL, Casado-Herraez A, Redondo A, Fujiwara H, Gleeson N, Rosengarten O, Scambia G, Zhu J, Okamoto A, Stuart G, Ochiai K.: Fifth Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup: first-line interventions. Ann Oncol 28(4): 711-7, Apr 2017.

Buckingham L, Haggerty AF, Zhang X, Burger RA, Morgan MA, Ko EM, Andy UU, Giuntoli RL.: Sexual function following hysterectomy for endometrial cancer: A five-year follow-up investigation. Poster presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, National Harbor, MD. (Abstract) Abstract, March 2017.

Slaughter KN, Brady MF, Thai T, Wang Y, Zheng B, Salani R, Tewari KS, Gray HJ, Bakkum-Gamez JN, Burger RA, Moore KN, Bookman MA.: Measurements of adiposity as predictive biomarkers for response to anti-angiogenic treatment in epithelial ovarian cancer: An NRG/GOG ancillary data analysis of GOG 218. Featured poster presentation at 2017 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancers, National Harbor, MD. (Abstract) Abstract, March 2017.

Graul A, Latif N, Zhang X, Dean LT, Morgan M, Giuntoli R, Burger R, Kim S, Schmitz K, Ko E.: Incidence of venous thromboembolism by type of gynecologic malignancy and surgical modality in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 27(3):: 581-587, Mar 2017.

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