We are excited to welcome three new board members to Women’ Voices for Change.You’ll be meeting them and hearing their voices here in the next few weeks. Today we introduce you to Dr. Elizabeth Poyner, MD, PhD, FACOG. She is a practicing gynecologic oncologist and pelvic surgeon. After completing advanced surgical training in gynecology, gynecologic oncology and pelvic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and maintaining a successful surgical practice there for more than a decade, she decided to focus exclusively on the care of women in a more comfortable and private setting.

Dr. Poynor graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1984. She then graduated from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Dr. Poynor completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology in 1995 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and remained on the surgical attending staff until July of 2006. While developing and maintaining a busy surgical practice as an Assistant Attending Surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cornell Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, she also obtained a PhD in cell biology and genetics from Cornell. Dr. Poynor is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology.

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  • Ellen Presley May 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I just found this website. I am a patient of Dr. Poyner and find myself extremely lucky to have been referred to her. Having had cancer, she provides me with confidence and the knowledge that I have the very best care.

  • Kathy September 13, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    My family and I have known Dr.Poyner since my Mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage III ovarian CA in 2005. We were blessed to have Dr.Poyner as her surgeon and now her oncologist. My Mother-in-law was given 3 months to live in our area, we went to NY hoping for a better prognosis. Dr.Poyner sat with us and discussed surgery and treatment in length. We are still fighting the cancer, but with Dr.Poyners expertice she is still with us today and how fortunate we feel for that. GOD BLESS YOU DR.POYNER!