“I help and guide women to defeat gynecologic cancers, endometriosis 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, Department of Gynecologic Oncology Research, Providence Saint John’s Health Center and Cancer Institute
Robotic Surgery, 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
Gynecologic Cancers Uterus & Cervix
Complex benign surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Genomics-based molecular diagnostics & therapy
ctDNA screening and monitoring
Natural & Integrative therapies
Tenet Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo CA
Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica CA
Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey
Loma Linda University Medical School
miVIP Surgi-Center Beverly Hills
Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center
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
Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABMS)
Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABMS)
Integrative Medicine, American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABPS)
Integrative & Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)
Dr. Vasilev’s research interests include the genomic characterization of gynecologic cancer and endometriosis 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:
Sentinel node impact on accurate triaging of gynecologic cancers
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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