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Dr. Kate O'Hanlan, MD, FACOG, FACS, SGO, FMIGS

Specializes in Laparoscopic Gynecology & Oncology. Founder of the Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecologic Oncology (LIGO).

Dr. Kate O'Hanlan graduated from Duke University with BS degrees in zoology and psychology. She studied medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, and did her residency training at Atlanta Medical Center.  Dr. O'Hanlan completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and taught cancer surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, until 1990 and then at Stanford University until 1996. 

In 1992, she began developing her technique for Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) and related cancer procedures that met oncologic surgical standards. She founded the Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecologic Oncology (LIGO) in 2006 with the goal of increasing physician utilization of minimally invasive techniques. The LIGO course has trained 3,000 general and oncology surgeons from around the world.