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Last Updated: 10/31/08

Edward L. Trimble, MD, MPH
Head - Gynecologic Cancer Therapeutics and Quality of Cancer Care Therapeutics

Following graduation from Harvard College and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Edward L. Trimble trained in obstetrics and gynecology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After earning a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, he completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as in gynecologic oncology, by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In 1991, he joined the National Cancer Institute, where he is now Head - Gynecologic Cancer Therapeutics and Quality of Cancer Care Therapeutics, Clinical Investigation Branch, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program,  Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. His duties involve liaison with the Gynecologic Oncology Group and the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, as well as oversight of issues involving the elderly, minorities, women’s health, international collaboration, cost, cancer health disparities, health-related quality of life and patient-reported outcomes in NCI-sponsored treatment trials. He practices gynecologic oncology at the NIH Clinical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he is an Associate Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics and Oncology.

Dr. Trimble has co-authored 46 peer-reviewed articles and 18 book chapters. For his work at NCI he has received two Public Health Service Commendation Medals, 4 NIH Merit Awards, and the NCI Director’s Gold Star Award. He is frequently asked to speak on topics related to gynecologic oncology and cancer treatment trials at national and international meetings.

Contact Information:
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd., Suite 7025
Bethesda, MD 20892-7436
Phone: 301-435-9209
E-mail: trimblet@ctep.nci.nih.gov