Dr. Pelkofski, who joined Bassett in September, is highly specialized in caring for patients with gynecologic cancers, including cancers of the ovary, fallopian tube, peritoneum, cervix, vagina, vulva, uterus, and endometrium, as well as gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (a rare form of cancer that forms when the placenta attaches to the uterus).
Dr. Pelkofski also cares for patients who are at increased genetic risk for gynecologic cancers, patients with preinvasive disease, and those needing complex pelvic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. She has expertise in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, clinical trials, radiation oncology, and palliative care for gynecologic cancers.
“It is a great privilege to care for patients with gynecologic cancers,” says Dr. Pelkofski. “A mentor once commented that, as gynecologic oncologists, ‘We take care of the women who take care of everyone else.’ I like to believe we accomplish just that, and I am very pleased to be part of Bassett Healthcare Network.”
Dr. Pelkofski earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology took place at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology and a Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Pelkofski is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology.
“We are excited to bring this specialized discipline back to Bassett,” says Samuel Badalian, MD, PhD, Chair of Bassett’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Dr. Pelkofski is an outstanding physician. Her expertise and specialized areas of care are expanding critical treatment options for patients close to home.”
About Bassett Healthcare Network
Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in central New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit www.bassett.org. Follow Bassett on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Bassett Healthcare Network is an equal opportunity provider and employer.