Moffitt Cancer Center Names Dr. Robert Wenham as New Gynecologic Oncology Program Chair

December 15, 2016

Dr. WenhamTAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center has appointed Dr. Robert Wenham as the new Gynecologic Oncology Program Chair.

Wenham has served as the Interim Chair over the past few months. He was recruited to Moffitt in 2004 after completing his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his internship and residency at Harvard’s Combined Program of Obstetrics Gynecology.

Wenham has a strong interest in research and is a principal investigator of many investigator-initiated, industry and cooperative groups. He is a member of several professional societies and serves as an editor or reviewer for medical journals.  

His research activities include the use of novel drugs for the treatment of gynecologic cancers.  He has received the Molly Cade Ovarian Cancer Research Award from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.  Wenham enjoys the challenge of helping women with complex issues and the opportunity to offer them cutting-edge therapies, from the latest chemotherapy approaches to biological targeted therapies, radical and minimally invasive surgeries, and clinical trials. 

“We are so pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Wenham as the Department Chair and fully expect his experience and expertise to enhance our program here at Moffitt,” says G. Douglas Letson, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief.

Wenham sees patients at Moffitt’s Magnolia campus and Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza.  

About Moffitt Cancer Center 
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2.5 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,200 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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