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REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY


MacDonald Women's Hospital  
University Hospitals  
Case Medical Center
  

 

Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Gynecologic Oncology

 

E-mail:
vivian.vongruenigen@uhhospitals.org
Office Location:
MacDonald 7128
Office Phone:
(216) 844-5011

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Research Interests:
 
  • Clinical outcomes, quality of life and lifestyle changes after the diagnosis of gynecological cancer.
  • Clinical outcomes of obese endometrial cancer patients.
  • Quality of life during the end of life.
  • Evaluation of standard chemotherapy regimens in elderly patients.
   
  Education:
 
B.S.
1984
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Nursing
M.D.
1991
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Residency
1991-1995
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH
Fellowship
1998-2001
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Postgraduate
2000-2003
Physician Executive Institute, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
   
  Academic Appointments:
 
2006-present
Associate Professor Tenure Track
Department of Reproductive Biology, Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
2002 - 2006
Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Department of Reproductive Biology, Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
 
Administrative Appointments:
 
2006-present
Representative to Faculty Council for the Department of Reproductive Biology, Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
2005 - present
Director of Resident Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MacDonald Women's Hospital, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
2000 - 2002
Chief
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
2000 - 2002
Director
Basic Science Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Summa Health Systems
2002
Director Medical Student Clerkship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
2001 - 2002 Director Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Elective for NEOUCOM Medical Students, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
2001 - 2002 Director Gynecologic Oncology Research Elective for NEOUCOM Medical Students, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
   
  Licensure:
 
2001
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Gynecologic Oncology
1999
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
1994
Texas J8160
1991
Ohio 018165
 
  Recent Publications:
 

von Gruenigen VE, Daly BJ. Futility: Clinical decisions at the end-of-life in women with ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol 2005; 97(2):638-644.

von Gruenigen VE, Gil KM, Frasure HE, Grandon M, Hopkins MP, Jenison EL. Complementary medicine use, diet, and exercise in endometrial cancer survivors. J Cancer Integ Med 2005;3:13-18.

von Gruenigen VE, Frasure HE, Grandon M, Jenison EL, Hopkins MP. Impact of obesity and age on quality of life in gynecologic surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005;193: 1369-1375.

Uyar D, Frasure HE, Cybulski K, Markman M, von Gruenigen VE. Treatment patterns by decade of life in elderly women ( >70 years of age) with ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol 2005; 98(3): 403-408.

von Gruenigen VE, Daly BJ. Treating ovarian cancer patients at the end of life: when should we stop? Gynecol Oncol 2005; 99:255-256.

Gil KM, Frasure HE, Jenison EL, Hopkins MP, von Gruenigen VE. Body weight and composition changes in ovarian cancer patients during primary chemotherapy. Accepted Gynecol Oncol 2006.

von Gruenigen VE, Frasure HE, Grandon M, Hopkins MP, Jenison EL, Gil KM. Longitudinal assessment of quality of life and lifestyle in newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients: the roles of surgery and chemotherapy. Gynecol Oncol 2006; 103:120-126.

von Gruenigen VE, Hutchins JR, Reidy AM, Gibbons HE, Daly BJ, Eldermire EM, Fusco NL. Gynecologic oncology patients’ satisfaction and symptom severity during palliative chemotherapy. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2006;4;84.

von Gruenigen VE, Tian C, Frasure H, Waggoner S, Barakat RR. Treatment toxicity, disease recurrence and survival as related to obesity in women with early endometrial carcinoma: A Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Cancer 2006; 107:2786-91.

von Gruenigen VE, Frasure HE, Gibbons K, Hopkins MP, Jenison EL. Surgical treatments for vulvar and vaginal dysplasia: A randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:942-947.

Daly BJ, Douglas SL, Foley H, Lipson A, Liou CF, Bowman K, Kwilosz D, Koroukian S, O’Toole E, Smyth K, Townsend A, von Gruenigen V, Rose J. Psychosocial registry for persons with cancer: a method of facilitating quality of life and symptom research. Psycho-Oncology 2007;16:1-7.

Gil KM, Gibbons HE, Hopkins MP, Jenison EL, von Gruenigen VE. Baseline characteristics influencing quality of life in gynecologic cancer. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2007; 5(1):25-

Martra F, Kunos C, Gibbons H, Zola P, Galletto L, DeBernardo R, von Gruenigen VE. Adjuvant treatment and survival in obese women with endometrial cancer: An international collaborative study. Am J Obstet Gynecol Accepted 2007