Bhavana Pothuri

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Bhavana Pothuri, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor;
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obs/Gyn)
NYU Women's Cancer Program

Clinical Addresses

240 East 38th Street
19th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Hours: Wed. 9 - 5
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-731-6455
Fax: 212-731-5600

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Medical Specialties

Cancer, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Gynecology

Medical Expertise

Uterine Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Gynecologic Cancers, Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Gynecologic Robotic Surgery, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecologic Oncology, Robotic Surgery

Clinical Responsibilities

I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist specializing in the care, diagnosis and treatment of women with all forms of gynecologic cancers. I currently see patients and am accepting new patients through my office listed above. Providing comprehensive care and early detection/prevention of gynecologic cancers, including: ovarian, uterine, cervical, endometrial, vulvar, and vaginal. Specializing in patients with a high risk for breast and ovarian cancers, minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic malignancies including robotic surgery, and preserving fertility of patients with gynecologic cancers. Other interests: clinical trials, molar pregnancy, uterine sarcoma, gestational trophoblastic disease. NEW PATIENTS should contact the NEW PATIENT REFERRAL LINE at 212-731-6066



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Board Certification

2004 — Ab Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology
2006 — Ab Obstetrics & Gynecology (Gynecologic Oncology)


1995 — Jefferson Medical College, Medical Education
1995-1999 — Lankenau Hospital (OB-GYN), Residency Training
1999-2003 — Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Gynecology Oncology), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


A Prospective Comparison of Post-Operative Pain and Quality of Life in Robotic Assisted versus Conventional Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery
Zechmeister, Jenna R; Pua, Tarah L; Boyd, Leslie R; Blank, Stephanie V; Curtin, John P; Pothuri, Bhavana
2014 Aug;:22019-22019, American journal of obstetrics & gynecology
— id: 1141502, year: 2014, vol: , page: 22019, stat: Journal Article,

Trial design and endpoint definition for conservative management of endometrial neoplasia
Blank, S; Greenwald, J; Boyd, L; Pothuri, B; Curtin, J
2013 July 2013;Conference:(44th):e66-, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 452962, year: 2013, vol: Conference:, page: e66, stat: Journal Article,

Outcomes for High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Cervical Cancer
Chin, M. ; Mm, C. ; Sethi, R. ; Formenti, S. C. ; Jozsef, G. ; Blank, S. V. ; Pothuri, B. ; Boyd, L. R. ; Schiff, P. B.
2013 OCT 1;87(2 S S):S406-S406, International journal of radiation oncology biology physics
— id: 657482, year: 2013, vol: 87, page: S406, stat: Journal Article,

The role of palliative surgery in gynecologic cancer cases
Hope, Joanie Mayer; Pothuri, Bhavana
2013 ;18(1):73-79, Oncologist
— id: 214022, year: 2013, vol: 18, page: 73, stat: Journal Article,

Combination of irinotecan and bevacizumab for heavily pretreated recur-rent ovarian cancer: A phase II trial
Ling, H; Muggia, F; Speyer, J; Curtin, J; Blank, S; Boyd, L; Pothuri, B; Li, X; Goldberg, J; Tiersten, A
2013 July 2013;Conference:(44th):e12-, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 452992, year: 2013, vol: Conference:, page: e12, stat: Journal Article,

Best practices in risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: The influence of surgical specialty
Malacarne, D; Long, Y; Boyd, L; Wallach, R; Pothuri, B; Fishman, D; Curtin, J; Blank, S
2013 July 2013;Conference:(44th):e102-, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 452952, year: 2013, vol: Conference:, page: e102, stat: Journal Article,

BRCA1- and BRCA2-related mutations: therapeutic implications in ovarian cancer
Pothuri, B
2013 Nov;24 Suppl 8:viii22-viii27, Annals of oncology
— id: 598482, year: 2013, vol: 24 Suppl 8, page: viii22, stat: Journal Article,

BRCA1-and BRCA2-related mutations: therapeutic implications in ovarian cancer
Pothuri, B.
2013 NOV;24 8 8:22-27, Annals of oncology
— id: 627472, year: 2013, vol: 24 8 8, page: 22, stat: Journal Article,

Dose-dependent pharmacokinetic (PK) interaction of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) with escalating doses of veliparib in a phase I study
Pothuri, B; Muggia, F; Sparano, J A; Blank, S V; Curtin, J P; Chuang, E; Hershman, D L; Chen, A; Liebes, L
2013 20 May 2013;31(15):-, Journal of clinical oncology
— id: 451992, year: 2013, vol: 31, page: , stat: Journal Article,

A phase 2 study of oxaliplatin combined with continuous infusion topotecan for patients with previously treated ovarian cancer
Stein, Stacey M; Tiersten, Amy; Hochster, Howard S; Blank, Stephanie V; Pothuri, Bhavana; Curtin, John; Shapira, Ilan; Levinson, Benjamin; Ivy, Percy; Joseph, Benson; Guddati, Achuta Kumar; Muggia, Franco
2013 Nov;23(9):1577-1582, International journal of gynecological cancer
— id: 598582, year: 2013, vol: 23, page: 1577, stat: Journal Article,

Phase II trial of irinotecan plus bevacizumab for heavily pretreated recurrent ovarian cancer
Jain, S S; Makeyev, Y G; Muggia, F; Speyer, J L; Curtin, J P; Blank, S V; Boyd, L R; Pothuri, B; Fishman, D; Li, X; Goldberg, J D; Tiersten, A
2012 20 May 2012;30(15):-, Journal of clinical oncology
— id: 250082, year: 2012, vol: 30, page: , stat: Journal Article,

Phase i study of the PARP inhibitor ABT-888 (veliparib) and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in recurrent ovarian (ov) and breast (br) cancers
Pothuri, B; Sparano, J; Blank, S; Curtin, J; Chuang, E; Hershman, D; Tiersten, A; Liebes, L; Chen, A; Muggia, F
2012 March 2012;125:S22-S22, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 162928, year: 2012, vol: 125, page: S22, stat: Journal Article,

The circuitous path of PARP inhibitor development in epithelial ovarian cancer
Pothuri, Bhavana
2012 Feb;26(2):144-146, Oncology
— id: 164360, year: 2012, vol: 26, page: 144, stat: Journal Article,

Phase II study of bevacizumab with liposomal doxorubicin for patients with platinum- and taxane-resistant ovarian cancer
Verschraegen, C F; Czok, S; Muller, C Y; Boyd, L; Lee, S J; Rutledge, T; Blank, S; Pothuri, B; Eberhardt, S; Muggia, F
2012 Dec;23(12):3104-3110, Annals of oncology
— id: 205202, year: 2012, vol: 23, page: 3104, stat: Journal Article,

Survey of physician awareness of oocyte and embryo cryopreservation in women with hereditary breast ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome
West, A; Noyes, N; Pothuri, B
2012 March 2012;125:S111-S112, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 162926, year: 2012, vol: 125, page: S111, stat: Journal Article,

CA-125 surveillance for women with ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancers: What do survivors think?
Boyd, L.; Bedell, S.; Curtin, J.; Wallach, R.; Pothuri, B.; Muggia, F.; Tiersten, A.; Blank, S.
2011 MAR ;121(1):S64-S64, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 132764, year: 2011, vol: 121, page: S64, stat: Journal Article,

Incidental gynecologic FDG-PET/CT findings in women with a history of breast cancer
Pua, T.; Jewell, A.; Novetsky, A.; Lee, J.; Friedman, K.; Whyte, J.; Boyd, L.; Pothuri, B.; Curtin, J.; Blank, S.
2011 MAR ;121(1):S62-S62, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 132763, year: 2011, vol: 121, page: S62, stat: Journal Article,

A comparison of postoperative pain between robotic and laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
Ferrante, K; Novetsky, A; Pua, T; Jain, R; Boyd, L; Blank, S; Curtin, J; Pothuri, B
2010 MAR ;116(3):S148-S148, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 111930, year: 2010, vol: 116, page: S148, stat: Journal Article,

Paclitaxel plus oxaliplatin for recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer: a New York Cancer Consortium Study
Kuo, Dennis Yi-Shin; Blank, Stephanie V; Christos, Paul J; Kim, Mimi; Caputo, Thomas A; Pothuri, Bhavana; Hershman, Dawn; Goldman, Noah; Ivy, Percy S; Runowicz, Carolyn D; Muggia, Franco; Goldberg, Gary L; Einstein, Mark H
2010 Mar;116(3):442-446, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 133469, year: 2010, vol: 116, page: 442, stat: Journal Article,

Genetic analysis of the early natural history of epithelial ovarian carcinoma
Pothuri, Bhavana; Leitao, Mario M; Levine, Douglas A; Viale, Agnes; Olshen, Adam B; Arroyo, Crispinita; Bogomolniy, Faina; Olvera, Narciso; Lin, Oscar; Soslow, Robert A; Robson, Mark E; Offit, Kenneth; Barakat, Richard R; Boyd, Jeff
2010 ;5(4):e10358-e10358 e10358, PLoS one
— id: 923772, year: 2010, vol: 5, page: e10358, stat: Journal Article,

Weekly Paclitaxel with intermittent imatinib mesylate (gleevec(r)>): tolerance and activity in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer
Safra, Tamar; Andreopoulou, Eleni; Levinson, Benjamin; Borgato, Lucia; Pothuri, Bhavana; Blank, Stephanie; Tiersten, Amy; Boyd, Leslie; Curtin, John; Muggia, Franco
2010 Sep;30(9):3243-3247, Anticancer research
— id: 113816, year: 2010, vol: 30, page: 3243, stat: Journal Article,

Epidemiology and treatment of cervical cancer cases in a private versus public hospital setting
Boyd, LR; Pua, TL; Novetsky, AP; Pothuri, B; Curtin, JP; Hope, JM; Wallach, RC; Fishman, DA; Blank, SV
2009 FEB ;112(2):S44-S44, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 97670, year: 2009, vol: 112, page: S44, stat: Journal Article,

Microvascular contrast sonographic imaging to detect early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer
Hope, JM; Fleischer, A; Lyseck, A; Blank, SV; Pothuri, B; Wallach, RC; Curtin, JP; Fishman, DA
2009 FEB ;112(2):S31-S31, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 97669, year: 2009, vol: 112, page: S31, stat: Journal Article,

Paclitaxel plus oxaliplatin for recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer: A New York Cancer Consortium study
Kuo, DY; Blank, SV; Kim, M; Caputo, TA; Pothuri, B; Hershman, D; Goldman, NA; Ivy, P; Runowicz, CD; Muggia, F; Goldberg, GL; Einstein, MH
2009 FEB ;112(2):S15-S15, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 97668, year: 2009, vol: 112, page: S15, stat: Journal Article,

Protocadherin PCDH10, involved in tumor progression, is a frequent and early target of promoter hypermethylation in cervical cancer
Narayan, Gopeshwar; Scotto, Luigi; Neelakantan, Vijayalakshmi; Kottoor, Sherine H; Wong, Ada Ho Yan; Loke, Shee-Loong; Mansukhani, Mahesh; Pothuri, Bhavana; Wright, Jason D; Kaufmann, Andreas M; Schneider, Achim; Arias-Pulido, Hugo; Tao, Qian; Murty, Vundavalli V
2009 Nov;48(11):983-992, Genes, chromosomes & cancer
— id: 923762, year: 2009, vol: 48, page: 983, stat: Journal Article,

Outcomes of endometrial cancer cases in a private versus public hospital setting
Pua, TL; Boyd, LR; Novetsky, AP; Garcia, L; Devine, K; Curtin, JP; Pothuri, B; Hope, JM; Wallach, RC; Fishman, DA; Blank, SV
2009 FEB ;112(2):S82-S83, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 97674, year: 2009, vol: 112, page: S82, stat: Journal Article,

Microvascular perfusion sonographic imaging to detect early stage ovarian cancer
Hope, JM; Fleischer, AC; Day, B; Blank, SV; Pothuri, B; Wallach, R; Curtin, JP; Fishman, DA
2008 FEB ;15(2):85A-85A, Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
— id: 76415, year: 2008, vol: 15, page: 85A, stat: Journal Article,

Society of gynecologic oncologists position paper: breast cancer care
Orr, James Jr; Kelley, Joseph 3rd; Dizon, Don; Escobar, Pedro; Fleming, Evelyn; Gemignani, Mary; Hetzel, David; Hoskins, William; Kieback, Dirk; Kilgore, Larry; LaPolla, James; Lewin, Sharyn; Lucci, Joseph; Markman, Maurie; Pothuri, Bhavana; Powell, C Bethan; Tejada-Berges, Trevor
2008 Jul;110(1):7-12, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 97045, year: 2008, vol: 110, page: 7, stat: Journal Article,

Identification of copy number gain and overexpressed genes on chromosome arm 20q by an integrative genomic approach in cervical cancer: potential role in progression
Scotto, Luigi; Narayan, Gopeshwar; Nandula, Subhadra V; Arias-Pulido, Hugo; Subramaniyam, Shivakumar; Schneider, Achim; Kaufmann, Andreas M; Wright, Jason D; Pothuri, Bhavana; Mansukhani, Mahesh; Murty, Vundavalli V
2008 Sep;47(9):755-765, Genes, chromosomes & cancer
— id: 97047, year: 2008, vol: 47, page: 755, stat: Journal Article,

Integrative genomics analysis of chromosome 5p gain in cervical cancer reveals target over-expressed genes, including Drosha
Scotto, Luigi; Narayan, Gopeshwar; Nandula, Subhadra V; Subramaniyam, Shivakumar; Kaufmann, Andreas M; Wright, Jason D; Pothuri, Bhavana; Mansukhani, Mahesh; Schneider, Achim; Arias-Pulido, Hugo; Murty, Vundavalli V
2008 ;7:58-58, Molecular cancer
— id: 97046, year: 2008, vol: 7, page: 58, stat: Journal Article,

Gene dosage alterations revealed by cDNA microarray analysis in cervical cancer: identification of candidate amplified and overexpressed genes
Narayan, Gopeshwar; Bourdon, Veronique; Chaganti, Seeta; Arias-Pulido, Hugo; Nandula, Subhadra V; Rao, Pulivarthi H; Gissmann, Lutz; Durst, Matthias; Schneider, Achim; Pothuri, Bhavana; Mansukhani, Mahesh; Basso, Katia; Chaganti, R S K; Murty, Vundavalli V
2007 Apr;46(4):373-384, Genes, chromosomes & cancer
— id: 97048, year: 2007, vol: 46, page: 373, stat: Journal Article,

Ovarian cancer: a focus on management of recurrent disease
Herzog, Thomas J; Pothuri, Bhavana
2006 Nov;3(11):604-611, Nature clinical practice. Oncology
— id: 97049, year: 2006, vol: 3, page: 604, stat: Journal Article,

Decompressive percutaneous gastrostomy tube use in gynecologic malignancies
Meyer, Larissa; Pothuri, Bhavana
2006 Mar;7(2):111-120, Current treatment options in oncology
— id: 68604, year: 2006, vol: 7, page: 111, stat: Journal Article,

Promoter hypermethylation-mediated inactivation of multiple Slit-Robo pathway genes in cervical cancer progression
Narayan, Gopeshwar; Goparaju, Chandra; Arias-Pulido, Hugo; Kaufmann, Andreas M; Schneider, Achim; Durst, Matthias; Mansukhani, Mahesh; Pothuri, Bhavana; Murty, Vundavalli V
2006 ;5:16-16, Molecular cancer
— id: 68603, year: 2006, vol: 5, page: 16, stat: Journal Article,

Radiation-associated endometrial cancers are prognostically unfavorable tumors: A clinicopathologic comparison with 527 sporadic endometrial cancers
Pothuri, Bhavana; Ramondetta, Lois; Eifel, Patricia; Deavers, Michael T; Wilton, Andrew; Alektiar, Kaled; Barakat, Richard; Soslow, Robert A
2006 Dec;103(3):948-951, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 68602, year: 2006, vol: 103, page: 948, stat: Journal Article,

Fertility sparing therapy for ovarian cancer has inherent risks and benefits
Douglas, Nataki C; Fan, Linda; Pothuri, Bhavana; Herzog, Thomas J; Sauer, Mark V
2005 Oct;272(4):304-308, Archives of gynecology & obstetrics
— id: 68605, year: 2005, vol: 272, page: 304, stat: Journal Article,

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in patients with malignant bowel obstruction due to ovarian carcinoma
Pothuri, Bhavana; Montemarano, Michelle; Gerardi, Melissa; Shike, Moshe; Ben-Porat, Leah; Sabbatini, Paul; Barakat, Richard R
2005 Feb;96(2):330-334, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 68606, year: 2005, vol: 96, page: 330, stat: Journal Article,

Promoter hypermethylation of FANCF: disruption of Fanconi Anemia-BRCA pathway in cervical cancer
Narayan, Gopeshwar; Arias-Pulido, Hugo; Nandula, Subhadra V; Basso, Katia; Sugirtharaj, Dorcas D; Vargas, Hernan; Mansukhani, Mahesh; Villella, Jeannine; Meyer, Larissa; Schneider, Achim; Gissmann, Lutz; Durst, Matthias; Pothuri, Bhavana; Murty, Vundavalli V V S
2004 May 1;64(9):2994-2997, Cancer research
— id: 68609, year: 2004, vol: 64, page: 2994, stat: Journal Article,

The use of colorectal stents for palliation of large-bowel obstruction due to recurrent gynecologic cancer
Pothuri, Bhavana; Guirguis, Alfred; Gerdes, Hans; Barakat, Richard R; Chi, Dennis S
2004 Dec;95(3):513-517, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 68607, year: 2004, vol: 95, page: 513, stat: Journal Article,

Reoperation for palliation of recurrent malignant bowel obstruction in ovarian carcinoma
Pothuri, Bhavana; Meyer, Larissa; Gerardi, Melissa; Barakat, Richard R; Chi, Dennis S
2004 Oct;95(1):193-195, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 68608, year: 2004, vol: 95, page: 193, stat: Journal Article,

Development of endometrial cancer after radiation treatment for cervical carcinoma
Pothuri, Bhavana; Ramondetta, Lois; Martino, Martin; Alektiar, Kaled; Eifel, Patricia J; Deavers, Michael T; Venkatraman, Ennapadam; Soslow, Robert A; Barakat, Richard R
2003 May;101(5 Pt 1):941-945, Obstetrics & gynecology
— id: 68610, year: 2003, vol: 101, page: 941, stat: Journal Article,

Palliative surgery for bowel obstruction in recurrent ovarian cancer:an updated series
Pothuri, Bhavana; Vaidya, Ami; Aghajanian, Carol; Venkatraman, Ennapadam; Barakat, Richard R; Chi, Dennis S
2003 May;89(2):306-313, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 68611, year: 2003, vol: 89, page: 306, stat: Journal Article,

Peritoneal metastases: detection with spiral CT in patients with ovarian cancer
Coakley, Fergus V; Choi, Patricia H; Gougoutas, Christina A; Pothuri, Bhavana; Venkatraman, Ennapadam; Chi, Dennis; Bergman, Antonina; Hricak, Hedvig
2002 May;223(2):495-499, Radiology
— id: 68613, year: 2002, vol: 223, page: 495, stat: Journal Article,

Craniotomy for central nervous system metastases in epithelial ovarian carcinoma
Pothuri, Bhavana; Chi, Dennis S; Reid, Thomas; Aghajanian, Carol; Venkatraman, Ennapadam; Alektiar, Kaled; Bilsky, Mark; Barakat, Richard R
2002 Oct;87(1):133-137, Gynecologic oncology
— id: 68612, year: 2002, vol: 87, page: 133, stat: Journal Article,