Gary Leiserowitz, M.D., M.S.

Gary Scott Leiserowitz, M.D., M.S.



Gynecology Oncology

Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Professor and Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Fellowship Director, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Director, Surgical Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Director, Women’s Cancer Care Program
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Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

Gary S. Leiserowitz and his colleagues in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology believe in patient-centered care that is anchored in the most current evidence-based medicine. He works closely with other physicians in medical oncology, radiation oncology and pathology to bring a multidisciplinary focus to each patient’s case.

His extensive surgical experience includes minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures for a variety of conditions. As director of the gynecologic oncology fellowship program at UC Davis, Leiserowitz is also helping train the next generation of specialists in cancers of the female reproductive system.


Gynecologic Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

Robotic Surgery Program
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City IA 1981

M.S., Gynecologic Oncology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester MN 1993

B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 1976


Obstetrics and Gynecology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1986-1988

Chief Resident - Obstetrics and Gynecology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1988-1989

Family Medicine, Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura CA 1982-1984


Gynecologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN 1990-1993

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, 1984

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, 2012

Professional Memberships

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists

Honors and Awards

“Best Doctors in America" 2003, 2005, 2013, 2015

2015 Roy M. Pitkin Award; established in 1998 to honor departments of obstetrics and gynecology that promote and demonstrate excellence in research. The winning article is: Cress RD, Chen YS, Morris CR, Petersen M, Leiserowitz GS. Characteristics of long-term survivors of epithelial ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:491–7., 2016

Dean’s Team Award for Excellence – Clinical Care. Interstitial Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers., 2016

James F. Nolan Award for best clinical paper. 44th Annual WAGO meeting award: “Comparison of LAVH vs. TAH for Endometrial Cancer for Clinical Outcomes and Survival: A Population-Based Study”, 2014

Sacramento Super Doctors, 2011

Who's Who in Healthcare, 2011

Richard H. Oi, MD OB/GYN Excellence in Teaching Award, Resident Teaching Award, 2009

James F. Nolan Award for best clinical paper, 35th Annual WAGO meeting award, 2006

Select Recent Publications

Cress RD, Chen YS, Morris CR, Petersen M, Leiserowitz GS. Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep;126(3):491-7.

Kim K, Ruhaak LR, Nguyen UT, Taylor SL, Dimapasoc L, Williams C, Stroble C, Ozcan S, Miyamoto S, Lebrilla CB, Leiserowitz GS. Evaluation of glycomic profiling as a diagnostic biomarker for epithelial ovarian cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Apr;23(4):611-21.

Ruhaak LR, Taylor SL, Miyamoto S, Kelly K, Leiserowitz GS, Gandara D, Lebrilla CB, Kim K. Chip-based nLC-TOF-MS is a highly stable technology for large-scale high-throughput analyses. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2013 May;405(14):4953-8.

Hua S, Williams CC, Dimapasoc LM, Ro GS, Ozcan S, Miyamoto S, Lebrilla CB, An HJ, Leiserowitz GS. Isomer-specific chromatographic profiling yields highly sensitive and specific potential N-glycan biomarkers for epithelial ovarian cancer. J Chromatogr A. 2013 Mar 1;1279:58-67.

Cress RD, Bauer K, O'Malley CD, Kahn AR, Schymura MJ, Wike JM, Stewart SL, Leiserowitz GS. Surgical staging of early stage epithelial ovarian cancer: results from the CDC-NPCR ovarian patterns of care study. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Apr;121(1):94-9.