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Gynecologic Oncology & Surgery - About Our Team

About Our Team 


Jeffrey Y. Lin, MD, Director of the Center

Medical School: Albany Medical College, 1984
Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University
Pelvic Surgery and Gynecologic Oncology, Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Rochester
Galloway Fellowship in gynecologic oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center, New York, NY.
Gynecologic oncology, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Current Positions:
Director, Sibley Center for Gynecologic Oncology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery
Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine
Past Positions:
Chief of Gynecologic Surgery, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University Medical Center
Director of Gynecologic Oncology, George Washington University Medical Center
Special Interests:
Published articles related to endometrial, vulvar and ovarian cancer
Active research in cervical and ovarian cancer surgery

Mildred R. Chernofsky, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist

Medical School: 
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 1995

Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Diego Naval Medical Center
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Southern California Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Current Position:
Gynecologic Oncologist, Sibley Center for Gynecologic Oncology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery
Principal Investigator, Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Clinical Trials
Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
Past Positions:
Dr. Chernofsky completed a successful career in the United States Navy and served as an Attending Gynecologic Oncologist, Chief of Colposcopy Services, Co-Principal Investigator for GOG clinical trials, and Chief of the Cancer Care Committee at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Special Interests:
Ovarian cancer cytoreduction, endometrial cancer surgery, preinvasive and invasive disease of the vulva, vagina and cervix, gestational trophoblastic disease, and advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Antoinette Solnik, R.N., B.S.N.

Antoinette Solnik, R.N., B.S.N., is the Nurse Navigator at Sibley’s Center for Advanced Gynecologic Surgery.
In her role as a Nurse Navigator, Antoinette works closely with Dr. Lin and Dr. Chernofsky to provide additional support to patients. She acts as the educator and advocate from the time patients are diagnosed through their surgery and future treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation. Her clinical expertise and training provides guidance to patients and their caregivers so that they may make informed decisions on proceeding with next steps in their care. Collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Medicine multidisciplinary team, she assists with cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and increased supportive care across the cancer continuum.
Ms. Solnik received her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators.
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