Physician’s Profile

Ana I. Tergas, MD

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Ana I. Tergas joined the faculty at Columbia University Medical Cancer New-York Presbyterian Hospital after completing a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago. Dr. Tergas cares for women with all gynecologic cancers, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. In addition, she sees women with precancerous conditions of the lower genital tract, such as cervical and vulvar dysplasia, as well as endometrial hyperplasia.

Dr. Tergas has extensive training in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and in radical cytoreductive surgery for advanced cancers. She also performs risk-reducing surgeries for women with hereditary cancer syndromes. Dr. Tergas is actively involved in research in the United States and internationally and has expertise in epidemiology. Her primary research interests include public health issues in gynecologic cancers, particularly improving the quality of gynecologic cancer care for underserved and disadvantaged women. She has worked extensively in international cervical cancer prevention. She is also is actively involved with the division's survivorship program, and is working on study exploring sexual function in cancer survivors. She has authored over a dozen articles and textbook chapters, and she presents and lectures regularly at national and international conferences. Dr. Tergas is an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), International Gynecologic Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She serves on the SGO Quality and Outcomes Committee and on the CUMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Cancer Care
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer