Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD

Gynecologic Oncology (Gynecologic Cancer), OB/GYN | More

Arthur L. and Lee G. Herbst Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic malignancies, specifically, ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers. His primary clinical focus is on the treatment of ovarian cancer, including advanced surgical techniques designed to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Lengyel performed the University of Chicago's first laparoscopic pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection for gynecologic cancer. He also performs radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) to preserve fertility in young patients who have cervical cancer.

Dr. Lengyel has been recognized by Chicago magazine as one of the city's "Top Doctors" for ovarian and cervical cancer care. He is also skilled in complex pelvic surgeries for benign gynecologic conditions, such as endometriosis and fistula repairs.

Dr. Lengyel's research laboratory in the Center for Integrative Science focuses on the investigation of new therapies for the treatment of ovarian cancer. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr. Lengyel mentors residents and postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Ludwig-Maximilian University Faculty of Medicine

Internship

  • Medical Center of the University of Munich

Residency

  • Medical Center of the University of Munich

Fellowship

  • University of California San Francisco Health; Stanford Health Care

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Teachers of German
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1992

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Italian
  • English