Overseeing a successful private practice on New York’s Fifth Avenue, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor gained invaluable experience in the field of gynecology through a variety of educational and professional pursuits. For 10 years, Dr. Poynor has operated a successful surgical practice at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.An advanced pelvic surgeon and gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor assists patients in a comfortable, private setting that offers cutting-edge equipment and technology. She maintains a reputation for professionalism and a warm, caring attitude. In addition to offering routine examinations, she provides services in the areas of endometrial, ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer, as well as gestational trophoblastic disease and gynecologic melanoma. In addition, Dr. Poynor provides a full range of services for women with breast cancer in order to help them deal with fertility, hormonal, and sexual health issues. Patients also come to Dr. Elizabeth Poynor for genetic testing, which provides them with a clear picture of their risk for developing certain types of cancer based on their family histories and predisposition factors. Following assessment, patients receive a program that mitigates risk through screening strategies, chemoprevention, and some surgical procedures.A prolific writer, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor serves as an expert on obstetrics and gynecology. She has written articles that have appeared in prestigious journals and on websites such as CancerOpinions.com and Sharecare.com. In addition, Dr. Poynor has posted 28 articles on surgery, cancer, and obstetrics and gynecology to the da Vinci Surgery website. She has also contributed to Women’s Voices for Change, a site devoted to removing the stigma of menopause. Dr. Elizabeth Poynor graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biochemistry, then received her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Poynor attended Cornell Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, where she earned her Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Genetics. She then completed an internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.In her free time, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor likes to lead an active lifestyle and enjoys all kinds of sports. She regularly volunteers for community service projects and supports the Fencers Club in New York. A sought-after expert, Dr. Poynor has appeared as a commentator on The Today Show, CBS, and MSNBC.