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Beth Y. Karlan, MD

Director, Women’s Cancer Program, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program
Board of Governors Chair in Gynecologic Oncology

Beth Y. Karlan, MD, is an internationally renowned expert in the field of women’s oncology and a gynecologic cancer surgeon. She is director of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, one of the nation’s top 10 gynecologic oncology programs. Dr. Karlan holds several prestigious appointments, including a professorship with the American Cancer Society. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute.

Recent posts by Dr. Karlan

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Marina Gudelman

Marina Gudelman is the Run for Her Team Coordinator. She joined the Run for Her family in 2010 and is now a Senior Event Coordinator for the Cedars-Sinai Community Relations and Development Special Events team. She enjoys working with the incredible teams and team captains to help them make the most of their participation in Run for Her.

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BJ Rimel, MD

BJ Rimel, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist at Cedars-Sinai and associate director for gynecologic oncology clinical trials in the Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Dr. Rimel’s research focuses on the barriers that prevent women from being enrolled in clinical trials. She has developed an award-winning online women’s research registry and continues to work on novel clinical trial recruitment strategies. 

Recent posts by Dr. Rimel