Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecologic Oncology Fellows

Amy Alexander, MS, MD (Second Year)

Amy Alexander, MS, MD (Second Year)

Amy graduated from Harvard with a bachelor of arts in political science in 2006. She completed her medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine before finishing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh.

Amy completed a Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research at Northwestern during her first year of fellowship. Her research interests include exploring racial health disparities in relation to gynecologic cancers through both qualitative methodology and large database analysis.  Her master’s thesis examined disparities in minimally invasive hysterectomy between black and white women and is pending publication. She is currently spearheading a prospective study examining the experiences of black and white women with ovarian cancer at an academic medical center versus county hospital.  She is also interested in development of surgical education curriculum and is involved in the production of a video curriculum for hysterectomies.

Adam Pyrzak, MD (First Year)

Adam Pyrzak, MD (First Year)

Adam grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana before graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science in biology.  He then attended the Medical College of Georgia where he obtained his medical degree.  Following medical school, he completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  Adam’s research interests include health disparities in gynecologic oncology, progestin therapy for endometrial cancer, & improving surgical outcomes.

Matthew Cowan, DO (First Year)

Matthew Cowan, DO (First Year)

Matt graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science in biology in 2006. He obtained his medical degree from Midwestern University and then went on to residency at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating in 2015 he worked as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Chicago while pursing research at the Lengyel ovarian cancer laboratory at University of Chicago.

Matt plans to continue in translational research during fellowship, where his interests include ovarian cancer microenvironment, early diagnosis and risk reduction.