Dr. Vasilev and his team help and guide women to defeat gynecologic cancers using a unique combination of minimally invasive robotic surgery, precision cancer therapies and complementary holistic natural support towards thriving in survivorship.
Dr. Vasilev is the only physician quadruple board certified in Ob-Gyn, Gynecologic Oncology and Integrative & Holistic Medicine in the United States. He is an accomplished oncologic and robotic surgeon and has trained hundreds of fellows and residents. Currently, he serves as Medical Director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Gynecologic Oncology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Professor at Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California and is a Professor on the Loma Linda University School of Medicine faculty.
Since completion of his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the USC Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center he has been recognized as a surgical innovator, minimally invasive and robotic surgery pioneer, and thought leader in mainstream and integrative oncology.
Dr. Vasilev was Director of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the City of Hope Cancer Center (1991-1997), Assistant Professor University of California at Irvine (1991-1997), Professor University of Southern California School of Medicine (1999-2012), Professor UCLA School of Medicine (2003-2019), Regional Director of Gynecologic Oncology Kaiser Permanente (2001-2009), Chief of Service Obstetrics and Gynecology Los Angeles Medical Center Kaiser Permanente (2006-2010), and Regional Director of Surgical and Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials Kaiser Permanente (2005-2016). Dr. Vasilev has been Principal Investigator for multiple institutions, and has managed over $15 million of research funding.
He is a sought-after speaker, has authored over 90 publications, abstracts, book chapters and is the author-editor of a gynecologic oncology textbook and a popular book on integrative oncology. His research is in surgical innovation, novel cancer therapies, and integrative & complementary health. He is an active member of multiple medical societies and has been nationally listed in “Best Doctors” for 17 years.
Dr. Vasilev holds an MBA from UCLA, with training in, and work history of, process improvement in organizational change using tools like Lean Six-Sigma and TOC.