Anna Strohl, MD, MA
Dr. Anna Strohl is an Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Strohl provides comprehensive cancer care for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers. Her clinical expertise includes radical surgery, robotic/minimally-invasive surgery, chemotherapy, and supportive care. Her patient care philosophy centers around empowering women. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide each woman with a network to provide support and guidance throughout their cancer treatment journey.
Dr. Strohl is an innovative surgeon with extensive training in radical surgery for advanced gynecologic cancers. She performs complex pelvic and abdominal surgeries, including debulking surgery for advanced ovarian cancer and radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. She is also an expert in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery for early-stage cancers and sentinel lymph node dissection techniques. Dr. Strohl also specializes in complex benign gynecologic surgery, including surgical management of fibroids and endometriosis.
Dr. Strohl is actively engaged in both research and quality improvement initiatives aimed at improving recovery after surgery. She acts as the Director of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program in Gynecologic Oncology and is a member of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Enhanced Recovery Pathway Steering Committee. She developed and implemented the ERAS surgical pathway for women undergoing surgery for gynecologic cancer, which has reduced the length of hospital stay after major gynecologic surgery by nearly two days. Dr. Strohl serves on the Rare Tumor Committee of NRG Oncology, an organization funded by the National Cancer Institute to develop clinical trials for patients with gynecologic malignancies. She is also an Assistant Program Director of the OB/GYN residency at Northwestern University, where she has developed a robotics surgery education program for the residents.
Her research interests also include exploring health disparities in gynecologic cancer, the study of gestational trophoblastic disease, and barriers to end-of life care. She has published 24 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has also authored two book chapters. She currently serves as Associate Director of the John I. Brewer Trophoblastic Disease Center and was recently appointed medical director of Woman to Woman, a peer support group for women with gynecologic cancer.
Dr. Strohl received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, where she a member of the women’s swimming team and served as a team captain during her senior year. She also has a Master’s degree from Stanford University in Sociology, where she studied social stratification, inequality, and social determinants of health. She completed her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University, where she was inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha and received numerous leadership awards. Dr. Strohl went on to complete her residency in OB/GYN at Northwestern University, during which she was elected Administrative Chief Resident during her senior year. She completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at Northwestern University.
Throughout her training and career, Dr. Strohl has been continually recognized for her outstanding bedside manner, empathy, and compassion. Most recently, in 2018, Dr. Strohl was awarded the Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Award by The Women’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
To request an appointment with Dr. Strohl, please call 312.695.0990