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Gynecologic Oncology Fellows

Allison Saiz, MD

Third Year Fellow

Allison graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of science in Biology and French. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, before completing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of California-Davis Health System.

Allison is interested in population health and clinical outcomes research in gynecologic malignancies with a focus on addressing disparities in healthcare. She is currently completing a Master's Degree in Health Services and Outcomes research through the Northwestern Graduate School with a thesis focusing on the Cost Effectiveness of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Endometrial Carcinoma. Her other research areas include prevention of and screening for gynecologic malignancies and surgical education of trainees. She is also passionate about global health, physician wellness, and advocacy & policy.

Allison Grubbs, MD

Second Year Fellow

Allison graduated from the Brown University with a bachelor of arts in Literary Arts- Playwriting. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, before completing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Northwestern University.

Allison is currently working in the Adli lab investigating mechanisms of chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. Her other research areas include bioethics (with a specific focus on the provision of informed consent), healthcare disparities in gynecologic oncology, surgical decision making, and quality improvement initiatives in patients recovering from oncologic surgery. 

Mary Towner, MD

First Year Fellow

Mary Towner completed her undergraduate training at the University of New Mexico and the Universite de Savoie, dual majoring in Biology and French. She then attended the University of South Alabama for medical school prior to matching at the University of Rochester, where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2018. She worked for 3 years as a generalist at the University of Rochester, during which time she worked in the lab of Dr. Richard Moore, studying novel therapeutics for ovarian cancer. 

Mary has now joined Dr. J. Julie Kim’s lab, where she is studying the relationship between adiposity and endometrial cancer. In addition to endometrial cancer and its association with obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome, her research interests include surgical learning and education, including advanced simulation. During her research year, Mary is also completing the Northwestern Health Services and Outcomes Research certificate program.