• I grew up in Ohio and completed my undergraduate, medical school, and residency training at The Ohio State University. I then went on to complete my fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. I moved to Birmingham to work at UAB because of the amazing multi-disciplinary cancer care team that we have. The UAB health system and Cancer Center are dedicated to being at the cutting edge of providing high quality and well coordinated cancer care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Perspectives on Conversations About Costs of Cancer Care of Breast Cancer Survivors and Cancer Center Staff: A Qualitative Study 2019
    2019 Targeted composite value-based endpoints in platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer 2019
    2019 Emerging From the Haze: A Pilot Study Evaluating Feasibility of a Psychoeducational Intervention to Improve Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment in Gynecologic Cancer Survivors. 2019
    2018 Treatment of low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma in a nulligravid woman 2018
    2018 Time to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer: Compliance with ovarian cancer quality indicators at a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. 2018
    2018 Financial toxicity – An overlooked side effect 2018
    2018 Cancer Genetic Counseling and Testing: Perspectives of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Patients and Gynecologic Oncology Healthcare Providers 2018
    2017 ASCO Value Framework Highlights the Relative Value of Treatment Options in Ovarian Cancer 2017
    2015 Robotic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer in Obese Patients With Comorbidities 2015
    2015 Setting the bar: compliance with ovarian cancer quality indicators at a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. 2015
    2015 Predicting inpatient stay lasting 2 midnights or longer after robotic surgery for endometrial cancer. 2015
    2014 Training the next generation of robotic surgeons using guided mentorship: a randomized controlled trial. 2014
    2013 Reducing readmissions after robotic surgical management of endometrial cancer: a potential for improved quality care. 2013
    2011 Use of a nanoporous biodegradable miniature device to regulate cytokine release for cancer treatment 2011
    2008 Giant breast tumors: surgical management of phyllodes tumors, potential for reconstructive surgery and a review of literature. 2008
    2008 Biphasic anaphylactic reaction to blue dye during sentinel lymph node biopsy. 2008
    2007 Current immunotherapeutic strategies in breast cancer. 2007

    Research Overview

  • I am interested in studying the out of pocket costs that gynecologic cancer patients face while undergoing diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. These costs can lead patients to experience financial distress and decrease in quality of life.

    I am working to develop ways to provide:
    - universal screening for financial distress
    - improved communication about the anticipated costs of care
    - resources to identify assistance programs and decrease this financial burden on patients
    - education for patients to help them plan and make informed decisions with their health care providers
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by TESARO, INC. 2019 - 2024
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP 2018 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by CELSION CORPORATION 2018 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by GENMAB 2018 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by TAPIMMUNE, INC. 2018 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by Leap Therapeutics, Inc. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by IMMUNOGEN, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by TESARO, INC. 2016 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBVIE INC 2015 - 2020
  • OB/GYN Faculty Research Career Development Program  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • UAB NRG Oncology Master Institution Purchased Service Agreement  awarded by NRG ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION 2019
  • Education And Training

  • The Ohio State University, Residency 2014
  • UCLA, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017
  • Full Name

  • Margaret Liang