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Christina A. Bandera, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist and director of the Center for Gynecologic Cancers at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.
Bandera received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and her medical degree from John Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and held fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bandera is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology. She served as director of robotic surgery at Women & Infants Hospital. She is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopy.
Bandera’s clinical expertise includes the medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers arising from the uterus, ovary, cervix, vagina and vulva, as well as the treatment of molar pregnancies and conditions resulting in abnormal pap smears.
She has a special interest in cancer prevention and minimally invasive cancer surgery including robotic surgery.
Anne Shapter, MD, FACOG, is a gynecologic oncologist in the Center for Gynecologic Cancers at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative.
She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University and her medical degree from the University of Connecticut, Health Sciences School of Medicine. Shapter completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California.
Shapter is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She was an attending physician and senior surgeon in gynecologic oncology at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center and recently served as a clinical preceptor at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Shapter also served as a cancer liaison physician at Lahey Clinic Medical Center for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; and a consulting staff surgeon for several hospitals and medical centers in New England through the Lahey Clinic Community Outreach program.
Her clinical interests include hereditary gynecologic malignancies, cancer in pregnancy, management of abnormal pap smears in the age of HPV, and innovative therapies in gynecology.
Mary Artery, ANP-BC, AOCN, is a nurse practitioner in gynecologic oncology at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative.
She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island, and a master of science in health services from Northeastern University.
She is certified in advanced oncology and in cancer survivorship, training and rehabilitation (STAR), as well as by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has 15 years of experience working with oncology patients at Memorial, Massachusetts General, and Women & Infants hospitals.
Her clinical subspecialties include breast disease and gynecologic oncology.
She received her undergraduate degree
from the University of Rhode Island and her medical degree from The
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She pursued further
medical training at Women & Infants Hospital and completed a Society
for Surgical Oncology Breast Disease Fellowship, and an intensive
course in cancer risk assessment at the City of Hope in Los Angeles,
Wiggins is a fellow of
both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American
College of Surgeons. She is the founder of Center for Obstetrics &
Gynecology in Providence. Her areas of expertise are breast cancer
surgery, gynecologic surgery, female cancer genetics, female sexuality
and cancer survivorship.
Chanika Phornphutkul, MD, is an affiliated physician in
the Cancer Survivorship Medicine Program at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative.
and her team of genetic counselors participate in the evaluation and genetic
risk assessment as well as counseling for women with a personal or family
history of genetic disorders.
is an associate professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of
Brown University. She is director of the Division of Human Genetics at Hasbro
Children’s Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.
completed her undergraduate and medical school degrees at the ChiangMai University
School of Medicine in Thailand, and did her postgraduate training at the
University of Michigan, Brown University, and at the National Human Genome
Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
clinical and research interests focus on biochemical genetics (metabolic
disorders), the application of genomic information in clinical medicine and