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Emma C. Rossi

Emma C. Rossi, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Hematology-Oncology,
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Hematology


Emma Caroline Rossi, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist, who works with Cone Health Cancer Center as part of the UNC Gynecologic Oncology practice. In addition, she is faculty and assistant professor with the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, she previously served as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Indiana University where she was an interim fellowship program director in gynecologic oncology.

Her primary research interests focus on novel surgical techniques in the treatment of endometrial and cervical cancers, particularly in computer-assisted surgery and image-guided surgery. She developed a novel technique for the mapping of sentinel lymph nodes and led a landmark clinical trial which established that the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique was an accurate method for identifying lymph node metastases in patients with endometrial cancers. As a result, this technique is now an accepted standard of care. Her ongoing research explores the management of lymph node positive patients.

Outside of work she is a devoted mom of three active boys and has a passion for cooking and running.

“My passion lies in the pursuit of minimizing the toxicity of surgery. I am devoted to offering patients minimally-invasive surgical techniques wherever possible and exploring the use of cutting-edge surgical technologies, such as robotic surgery.” – Emma Caroline Rossi, MD



Medical School

University of Queensland


Northwestern University Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology


UNC Hospital - Chapel Hill GMEUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gynecologic Oncology

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology