Thomas J. Rutherford MD, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Gynecologic Oncology | Ovarian Cancer Program, Early Detection | Discovery to Cure

Developmental Therapeutics


As Section Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, I treat gynecologic malignancies including ovarian, uterine, cervical and vulvar carcinomas. I coordinate the Fellowship, affiliated hospital services, chemo-infusion and clinical research and clinical protocols of the division. The Division mentors medical students, Ob/Gyn residents and Gynecologic Oncology Fellows to become our future physician. I actively participate in basic research investigating the role of the ovarian stem cell and chemo-resistant disease, micro-RNA and its possible role in early detection and novel agents that can be used as treatment modalities.


  • Ph.D., Medical College of Ohio , 1986
  • M.D., Medical College of Ohio , 1989

Selected Publication

  • Bellone S, Siegel ER, Cocco E, Cargnelutti M, Silasi DA, Azodi M, Schwartz PE, Rutherford TJ, Pecorelli S, Santin AD. Overexpression of epithelial cell adhesion molecule in primary, metastatic, and recurrent/chemotherapy-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer: implications for epithelial cell adhesion molecule-specific immunotherapy. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2009 Jul;19(5):860-6.
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