Lauren Baldwin Branch, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. If you are a medical student and would like to connect with Dr. Baldwin Branch, you can reach her by email here. 

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Q: What do you do clinically?

A: We are the only oncology specialty that does medical oncology (chemo) and surgical oncology (surgery).

Q: What is one thing you love about your clinical specialty?

A: We get the complex cases but also the continuity of care. 

Q: What is one thing you love about being an ADD?

A: Seeing the excitement of students who are discovering love for Ob/Gyn for the first time.

Q: What is something you do outside of work to help you recharge?

A: Spend time with family, indoor rock climbing.

Q: Any advice for students who might be interested in your specialty?

A: Ob/Gyn has previously had a bad reputation for lifestyle but this certainly doesn't have to be the case anymore. It is a very versatile specialty and you can tailor your future practice to your interests and desired workload.

Q: How did you choose your specialty?

A: I loved surgery immediately, but it took awhile to figure out which type I wanted to do. Gynecologic Oncology gives me the continuity of care not found with many surgical specialties, while still allowing for challenging and complex cases. 

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