NYU Winthrop Hospital today announced that Dr. Eva Chalas, physician director of the Center for Cancer Care, vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and professor, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – the specialty’s leading professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women’s health, with more than 58,000 professional members.
Chalas specializes in treating women with gynecologic cancers and complex gynecologic conditions. She has been actively involved in clinical research and has published extensively on various women’s health topics including the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers. She begins her term on May 6, 2019.
“A pioneer and true advocate for women’s health, it is only fitting for Dr. Eva Chalas to step into a prominent national position where her broad medical knowledge and passion for excellence will further shape practice guidelines with the utmost professionalism and ethics,” said John F. Collins, president and CEO of NYU Winthrop Hospital.
In her role as president-elect for ACOG, Chalas will serve as a national officer of ACOG and the ACOG Foundation, which pursues innovative ideas in education delivery, patient, and physician advocacy, and the provision of full-spectrum health care, including addressing the global issue of maternal mortality and morbidity.
“The three-year term, which will progress to President and Immediate past president, provides me with a voice to advocate for those I serve, and to promote education and clinical excellence at national and international forums,” said Chalas. “I am committed to bringing my passion for women’s health and strong work ethic to this position, while continuing to lead our exceptional team at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care, working diligently to ensure its growth and development into a flagship cancer service on Long Island for NYU Langone Health.”
Chalas leads a multidisciplinary team in enhancing services in the areas of cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. In all components of cancer care, including patient outcomes and cancer care delivery, Chalas works with chairs of clinical departments to implement multidisciplinary best-practice strategies that not only provide patients with the best treatments, but are instrumental in improving cancer avoidance and early detection of the disease.