Dr. Karen Nishida
Dr. Karen Nishida was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Harvard University where she graduated Cum Laude in Biology and was on the Dean’s List all semesters. She completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California in 1999. She then did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California where she was honored for her role in resident teaching. In 2006 she completed her subspecialty fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Nishida is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and the University of Miami. She was Medical Director at Gynecologic Oncology Associates in Miramar, Florida for the last four years. She has been active in clinical trials for ovarian and uterine cancer and was the principal investigator for a number of trials. She has a strong interest in clinical outcomes research.
She has been an innovator in minimally invasive procedures, and was the first to perform laparoscopic extraperitoneal paraaortic lymphadenectomies for advanced stage cervical cancer at the University of Texas Southwestern and the University of Miami. She has traveled nationally as a proctor to train other surgeons, gynecologists and urologists in the daVinci robotic procedures. She has performed over 1000 minimally invasive and robotic procedures. She is an advocate for fertility-sparing surgeries for patients with gynecologic cancer.
She believes very strongly in improving the quality of patient care and to that end she has served on numerous hospital committees such as the Robotic Steering Committee, Surgical Review Committee and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Cancer Chemotherapy Committee. She has also served on national committees including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Practice Committee and the Annual Meeting Program Committee.
She has published, given national presentations, received grants and research support during her academic career. She is currently focused entirely on her private practice, as her primary passion is delivering the best care to her patients.