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About Dr. Steven A. Vasilev 

Dr. Steven A. Vasilev MD BIO

“I help and guide women to defeat endometriosis, related gyn cancers and complex gynecologic conditions using a unique combination of minimally invasive robotic surgery, precision cancer therapies and complementary holistic natural support towards thriving in survivorship.”

Dr. Vasilev is the only physician triple board certified in Ob-Gyn, Gynecologic Oncology (ABOG) and Integrative & Holistic Medicine (ABOIM) in the United States. He is an accomplished oncologic and robotic surgeon and has trained hundreds of fellows and residents. Currently, his practice is divided between Santa Monica and San Luis Obispo in the Central Coast of California. He serves as Robotic Gynecologic Oncologist at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Gynecologic Oncology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Professor at Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California and is Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

His residency and fellowship, leading to double-board ABOG certification, included extensive training in surgery not only on gynecologic organs but also bowel, bladder, ureters, diaphragms and all other organs in the abdomen and pelvis that can be affected by cancer, endometriosis and related conditions. This, combined with over three decades of experience in advanced minimally invasive surgery, allow him to safely complete very advanced surgeries with a very low complication rate, which is a matter of record.  

Since completion of his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the USC Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center he has been recognized as a surgical innovator, minimally invasive surgery pioneer (among first group in the US to regularly perform complex laparoscopic surgery such as radical hysterectomy and lymph node dissection in the late 80’s and early 90’s), and thought leader. He has held multiple leadership positions and been on the faculties of Kaiser Permanente, City of Hope, UC Irvine, USC, UCLA and Loma Linda University.

Dr. Vasilev has been involved in running research programs at multiple sites since 1977. He is a sought-after speaker, has authored over 90 publications, abstracts, book chapters and is the author-editor of a gynecologic oncology textbook and a popular book on integrative oncology.

His research is in surgical innovation, novel theranostics, and integrative & complementary health. He is an active member of multiple medical and honor societies and has been nationally listed in “Best Doctors” for 20 years.

His clinical focus is on ovarian masses/tumors, cancer and endometriosis.

Steven Vasilev MD holds an MBA from UCLA, with training in, and work history of, process improvement in organizational change using tools like Lean Six-Sigma and TOC.

Gynecologic Oncology Professor & Chair,

Providence Saint John's Cancer Institute 

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon,

Tenet Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo

Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics

  • Loma Linda School of Medicine

    Former Professor & Faculty: 

  • UCLA School of Medicine

  • USC School of Medicine

  • UC Irvine School of Medicine

  • City of Hope Cancer Center

  • John Wayne Cancer Institute


  • XiRA DaVinci Robotic Surgery

  • Integrative Medicine

  • Endometriosis excision

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Gynecologic Cancers

  • Complex benign surgery


    Education And Training:

    • MD – University of Southern California

    • MBA – Anderson School, University of California at Los Angeles

    • BA & BS – University of Southern California


    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Los Angeles County USC Women’s Hospital


    • Gynecologic Oncology, USC Norris Cancer Center & LAC-USC County Hospital

    Board Certification:

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABMS)

    • Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABMS)

    • Integrative Medicine, American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM/ABPS)

    • Integrative & Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)


    Dr. Vasilev’s Research Interests

    Dr. Vasilev’s research interests include the genomic characterization of endometriosis and gynecologic cancer and their application to the development of diagnostics, targeted therapies, molecular monitoring and early detection by leveraging ctDNA (theranostics). He is also interested in the study of cancer stem cell epigenetic silencing through nutrigenomic and lifestyle manipulation. In addition to the above he is actively involved in:

    • Multi-center clinical trials

    • Surgical technique innovation


    Dr Vasilev is frequently featured in articles and commentary about women’s health concerns including endometriosis, cancer, advanced robotic surgery, integrative medicine and other topics in multiple media channels, magazines and news.


    Dr Vasilev is extensively published and according to Academia.edu his work has been cited by other professionals and colleagues hundreds of times, meaning he is a respected national expert on multiple topics related to cancer, minimally invasive surgery, peri-operative recovery and integrative medicine.


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    Gynecologic Oncology

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  • 2121 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90404

  • 6621 Bay Laurel Place, Suite A. Avila Beach, CA 93424