About the Program

The AdventHealth Orlando Cancer Institute is on a 172-acre, urban medical community, home to leading physicians, scientists, researchers and life science-companies. In keeping with its mission, the Gynecologic Oncology team at AdventHealth Orlando has continued to contribute to the care of women afflicted with cancer through multi-layered strategy which includes research, training the next generation of oncologists, contributing to the scientific literature, and serving as thought leaders in the oncologic community.

Like Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of AdventHealth Orlando, believed, physical healing by itself is not enough. He believed, as we do today, that a person's physical health is closely linked with emotional , spiritual, and mental well-being; and they sough to provide a place where each of these aspects of the whole person could find both healing and nurture.

Today, more than 105 years later, AdventHealth Orlando is committed to the same goals, providing excellent medical care through state-of-the-art service, equipment, and training incorporating our CREATION Health mission.

Nathalie McKenzie, MD

A Message from the Program Director

This three-year fellowship program (one year of protected research and two clinical years) is designed to progressively develop proficiency then mastery in the knowledge and art of the diagnosis, treatment, and practice of Gynecologic malignancies all while advancing the science of GYN cancer care. Our fellows gain vast experience in all aspects of gynecologic oncology, including extensive debulking procedures, pelvic exenteration, bowel resections, urologic procedures, radiation oncology, critical care medicine, and chemotherapy. Historically, at the end of each clinical year, each fellow has performed an average number of 300 cases as the primary surgeon with an additional 400 cases as assistant.

Nathalie McKenzie, MD MSPH FACOG DipABLM

Program Director

Program Leadership

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Current Fellows

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Ahmad Awada, MD

First Year Fellow

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Fernando Recio, MD

First Year Fellow

Nnamdi Gwacham, DO

Nnamdi Gwachan

Second Year Fellow

Karolina Kilowski, DO

Karolina Kilowski

Third Year Fellow

Program Information

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Dr. Adewale

Application Process

Applicants to the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program should have:

  1. Successfully passed all board exams
  2. Acceptable explanation of break in education (if necessary)
  3. Commitment to Gynecologic Oncology

In addition, please include the following in your application:

  1. MD Anderson Felix Rutledge Rotation, Sloan Kettering Brunshwig Rotating Resident Evaluation, or any similar elective rotation
  2. CREOG scores

Applications should be received by the Program prior to April 5th.

Carrie Hersman, Residency Coordinator

Fellowship Coordinator
Contact Information

Carrie Hersman, Residency Coordinator
2501 North Orange Avenue
Suite 235
Orlando, FL 32804

Call 407-303-5947

Nathalie McKenzie, MD

Dr. Natalie D. McKenzie Receives 2020 Distinguished Advocacy Award

Gyn Oncologist Dr. Nathalie D. McKenzie, who is most recently noted for having revived the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at AdventHealth and led the Program to achieve its independent accredited status with the ACGME is being recognized at the IGCS Annual Global Meeting on Gynecologic Cancers for her volunteer works with Innovating Health International (IHI) and for Co-Founding HEAL with the AdventHealth 8-week intensive cancer survivorship/Rehabilitation program.