No Photo

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

Assistant Professor 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.


Katherine Kurnit, MD, MPH, specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of gynecologic malignancies, which are tumors on the reproductive organs. Dr. Kurnit is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care for patients with gynecologic cancer such as cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer. She provides surgical management as well as chemotherapy to treat gynecologic cancers in women.

As an avid researcher, Dr. Kurnit is investigating ways to improve diagnosis and treatment for her patients using evidence-based, data-driven medicine. She is particularly interested in finding new treatments for women with gynecologic cancer, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Dr. Kurnit’s work has been published in several high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, such as Cancer Research, Cancer and Gynecologic Oncology.

Medical Education

  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • University of California San Diego Health


  • University of California San Diego Health


  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan 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)
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

UChicago Medicine Schererville

Request an Appointment at UChicago Medicine Schererville

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient

At a Glance

Practicing Since2011

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English