Dr. Scott Eisenkop completed a residency in Obstetrics and gynecology at top rated Los Angeles County/University of Southern California and a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at equally prestigious University of California, Los Angeles. He began private practice in 1985 while simultaneously serving as clinical faculty at the University of Southern California Medical School and was voted “Teacher of the Year” two consecutive years by Obstetrics and Gynecology residents. He subsequently spent 2 years in Northern California serving as clinical faculty at Stanford University medical school and returned to the private practice of Gynecologic Oncology in Southern California in 1990.
Dr. Eisenkop is a world renowned expert in the field of Gynecologic Oncology. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters, given lectures in the United States and Europe, and has had recent research published in the surgical treatment of ovarian and endometrial cancer. Along with Dr. Nick Spirtos he has authored many of the landmark papers regarding the role of surgery in advanced ovarian cancer. Dr. Eisenkop is often called on to review papers submitted to peer review journals. He has served on the Ovarian Cancer Committee for the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG). Dr. Eisenkop has been enlisted to teach surgical procedures to other gynecologic oncologists, most recently in a course sponsored by the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Eisenkop is a leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy for uterine cancer for which he has the best results published in the medical literature. He is equally proficient with da Vinci/Robotic procedures. He was the leading contributor of cases and coauthor on the recent definitive paper published by the NCI/GOG on treating endometrial cancer with laparoscopy which proved equivalent survival for patients treated with minimal invasive versus “open” procedures. He is often requested by gynecologists to help with difficult benign cases such as those having endometriosis and/or very large fibroid uteri especially when laparoscopy or robotics is desired.
Due to his own cancer diagnosis in 1996 for which he underwent treatment with chemotherapy and throat radiation, Dr. Eisenkop has a personal understanding of the physical and mental strains involved in battling cancer and has great empathy for his patients and their families.