Department of OBGYN

Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD

  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Dr Olawaiye is the director of gynecologic cancer research at Magee-Women’s hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he has overseen multiple clinical research projects. He is also the Gynecologic Oncology Group Foundation principal investigator for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and in this role and has collaborated with multiple clinical scientists across the country to conduct phases I, II and III studies. As well as a co-principal investigator on the joint University of Pittsburgh/Roswell Park Cancer Institute ovarian cancer SPORE program. Dr. Olawaiye also studies chemotherapeutic agents and their complications along with mentoring many younger clinicians to begin their academic careers.

Education & Training

  • Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MD, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, UK

Representative Publications

  • Berger JL, Smith a, Zorn KK, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley J, Krivak TC. Outcomes analysis of an alternative formulation of PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin in recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma during the drug shortage era. Onco Targets Ther. 2014;7:1409-13. PMID: 25143745.
  • Lin JF, Muniz K, Sukumvanich P, Gehrig P, Beriwal S, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Olawaiye AB. Survival advantage associated with multimodal therapy in women with node-positive (stage-IIIC) uterine papillary serous carcinoma: a National Cancer Database study. BJOG 2015 Nov 5 PMID:26537059
  • Vargo JA, Kim H, Choi S, Sukumvanich P, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Edwards RP, Comerci JT, Beriwal S. Extended Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Concomitant Boost for Lymph Node-Positive Cervical Cancer: Analysis of Regional Control and Recurrance Patterns in the Position Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography era. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Dec 1;90(5):1091-8. Doi 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.08.013. Epub 2014 Oct 8. PMID: 25303889
  • Gill BS, Bernard ME, Lin JF, Balasubramani GK, Rajagopalan MS, Sukumvanich P, Krivak TC, Olawaiye AB, Kelley JL, Beriwal S. Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy with radiation for node-positive vulvar cancer: A National Cancer Institute Data Base (NCDB) analysis. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Apr 11. ePub ahead of print. PMID: 25868965

Clinical/Research Interest Summary

Dr. Olawaiye maintains a research interest in translational and clinical research for endometrial, ovarian, cervical, and vulvar cancers.