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Irina Dimitrova, MD
Irina Dimitrova, MD
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Department
Gynecology

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6191

Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Joined VM - November 2012

Special Interest(s)
Dr. Dimitrova’s areas of medical interest include ovarian cancer surgery and chemotherapy. In addition to English, Dr. Dimitrova is fluent in Bulgarian and Greek, and she can read and understand Russian. She can help patients speaking those languages.

Education
Sofia Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1997

Internship
Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 2001

Residency
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wis., 2002
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oakwood Medical Center, Dearborn, Mich., 2005

Fellowships
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Colorado, Denver, 2012

Personal Information
When not busy with her practice, Dr. Dimitrova enjoys skiing, hiking, dancing and traveling.

On Patients
“My understanding of the relationship between a physician and a patient is that we work together to accomplish a desired goal. My principal role is to provide the patient with accurate information about their diagnosis and treatment. I believe that all physicians should be guided by the moto ‘First, do no harm.’”

On Specialty
“Gynecologic oncologists are unique, because they provide care to women with cancer. We are not only trained to be skilled surgeons capable of performing a wide range of gynecologic cancer operations, but we are also trained in prescribing the appropriate chemotherapy for those conditions. We are involved in research studies and clinical trials that are aimed at finding more effective and less toxic treatments to further advance the field and improve cure rates.”

On Virginia Mason
“I am honored to be part of the a multidisciplinary team of physicians who look at the patient as a person, not as a collection of diagnoses. In these most challenging of times for the U.S. health care system, I feel privileged to be working for an organization that will lead the path to the most necessary changes.”

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