Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD
Arthur L. and Lee G. Herbst Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic malignancies, specifically, ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers. His primary clinical focus is on the treatment of ovarian cancer, including advanced surgical techniques designed to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Lengyel performed the University of Chicago's first laparoscopic pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection for gynecologic cancer. He also performs radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) to preserve fertility in young patients who have cervical cancer.
Dr. Lengyel has been recognized by Chicago magazine as one of the city's "Top Doctors" for ovarian and cervical cancer care. He is also skilled in complex pelvic surgeries for benign gynecologic conditions, such as endometriosis and fistula repairs.
Dr. Lengyel's research laboratory in the Center for Integrative Science focuses on the investigation of new therapies for the treatment of ovarian cancer. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr. Lengyel mentors residents and postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine
Year Started Practice
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Internship and Residency
University of Munich
University of California, San Francisco
American Association for Cancer Research
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When cervical cancer threatened Jennifer Mason Zinga's dream of having three children, she wasn't ready to give up hope. After a radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT), performed by Dr. Lengyel, Zinga is cancer-free and a mom of three.
After being treated by Dr. Lengyel for ovarian cancer, Allison Sharpe became an active advocate for awareness of the disease and a mentor to other patients. Read Allison's story
View a partial list of Dr. Lengyel's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.