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Dr. Jenna Z. Marcus

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Associate Program Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program


Areas of Focus

  • Surgical management of gynecologic cancers
  • Medical management of gynecologic cancers including novel therapies (immunotherapy, chemotherapy, etc)
  • Robotic surgery education and clinical practice
  • The impact of nutrition and diet in cancer care
  • Cervical cancer screening and management of abnormal results
  • Genetic testing for individuals with a suspected predisposition to cancer


  • The impact of fasting during treatment of advanced gynecologic cancer
  • Cervical cancer screening and evaluation of abnormal results
  • Genetic testing for gynecologic cancers


Marcus is a leader in the field and serves on several national committees including, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American Cancer Society and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. She also is the co-chair of several national committees focused on cervical cancer screening, detection and management of premalignant conditions.

Dedicated to research, Marcus has been the principal investigator on multiple trials in both the treatment and prevention of gynecologic malignancies.

She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease and has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles. She is a recognized leader in education and has completed a fellowship in higher academic leadership at the Rutgers Leadership Academy.

Throughout her training, Marcus has received numerous awards and accolades for her teaching of students and trainees as well as for her clinical service. She continues to be recognized for her dedication to the academic mission and training of residents and was awarded the institutional APGO Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021. 

Marcus received her medical degree from Wayne State University prior to completing her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Medical Center in New York. She completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where she completed extensive training in robotic and minimally invasive surgical procedures. She was an assistant professor and Chief of Clinical Research for Gynecologic Oncology at Rutgers University prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern.