Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD

Arthur L. and Lee G. Herbst Distinguished Service Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • American Association of Teachers of German

Practicing Since

  • 1992

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Italian
  • English

Medical Education

  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Internship

  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Residency

  • Technische Universutat Munchen

Fellowship

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center; University of California San Francisco Health

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