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Paola Alvarez Gehrig

Paola Alvarez Gehrig, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers and gestational trophoblastic disease.


Medical School

Brian Gelfand, MD


University of Virginia Health System


UNC Chapel Hill - School of Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Professor and Division Director, Gynecologic Oncology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology Boards 
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care
  • Editorial Board, Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists UNC
  • Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • American Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, 2013, 2010, 2008
  • Best Clinical Poster Award, 2014 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting
  • Best Paper in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Oncology, AAGL Global Congress, 2010
  • 16 research grants
  • Three book chapters, 101 refereed papers and articles, six non-refereed publications, 1 submitted manuscript, 64 abstracts, 111 poster presentations, 1 video presentation, and numerous invited lectures and grand rounds

Board Certifications

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Diplomate in Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Examiners