Rezk Youssef Dept web

Youssef Rezk, MD, MS

Gynecologic Oncology Fellow

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

• Cervical cancer
• Ovarian cancer treatment
• Palliative care


Washington, 2011


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009


• MD Degree
   (Cairo University, 1995)
• Residency, Clinical Pathology
   (Cairo University, 1998)
• Residency, Internal Medicine
   (Wayne State University, 2001)
• Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Albany Medical College, 2005)
• Research Fellowship, Pelvic Reconstruction
   (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2011)
• Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology
   (University of Michigan, 2013)
• Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology
    (University of Washington, 2014)

Research Interests:

• Quality of life following radical pelvic surgery
• Clinical outcomes research
• Novel therapeutics for ovarian cancer


• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
• American College of Physicians

Selected Publications:

Rezk YA, Hurley KE, Carter J, Dao F, Bochner BH, Aubey JJ, Caceres A, Einstein MH, Abu-Rustum NR, Barakat RR, Makker V, Chi DS. A prospective study of quality of life in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration: interim results. Gynecol Oncol. 2013;128(2):191-7.

Andikyan V, Rezk Y, Einstein MH, Gualtiere G, Leitao MM Jr, Sonoda Y, Abu-Rustum NR, Barakat RR, Basch EM, Chi DS. A prospective study of the feasibility and acceptability of a web-based, electronic, patient-reported, outcome system in assessing patient recovery after major gynecologic cancer surgery. Gynecol Oncol Nov 2012;127(2):273-7.

Rezk Y, Smith H, Timmins P. Palliative care in gynecologic oncology. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2011;28:356-74.

Rezk Y, Balulad S, Keller R, Bennett J. Use of resveratrol to improve the effectiveness of cisplatin and doxorubicin: study in human gynecologic cancer cell lines and in rodent heart. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006;194:e23-6.

Rezk Y, Sheinfeld J, Chi D. Prolonged survival following salvage surgery for chemorefractory ovarian immature teratoma: a case report and a review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol 2005;96:883-7.

Rezk Y, Huff C, Rizk B. Effect of glutamine on preimplantation mouse embryo development in vitro. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004;190:1450-5.

Abdel-Hamid H, Rezk Y, Nawar M, Formentini E, Chehata H, Abuzeid M, Rizk B. Normal pregnancy outcome after inadvertent long-term exposure to gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist: a case report and review of the literature. MEFSJ 2002;7:237-41.

Gore L, Nawar M, Rezk Y, Chehata H, Abuzeid M, Ashraf M, Rizk B. Resistant unilateral hydrothorax as the sole manifestation of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a case report and a literature review. MEFSJ 2002;7:149-53.