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Comparing women senior leadership positions in gynaecologic oncology in Israel and the United States, a cross-sectional study

  • Roie Alter1,*,†,
  • Tamar Perri2,†
  • Benny Brandt2
  • Raanan Meir3
  • Liron Kogan2
  • Paul-Adriane Guige4
  • Gabriel Levin2

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, 9112001 Jerusalem, Israel

2Gynecologic Oncology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, 9112001 Jerusalem, Israel

3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical, 5262000 Ramat Gan, Israel

4Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbane, France

DOI: 10.22514/ejgo.2024.048 Vol.45,Issue 3,June 2024 pp.58-61

Submitted: 19 May 2023 Accepted: 13 July 2023

Published: 15 June 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Roie Alter E-mail:

† These authors contributed equally.


In Israel, despite increasing numbers of women in medical training, there remains a scarcity of female representation in leadership positions within academic medicine. This cross-sectional study investigates the proportion of women holding departmental chair positions in Gynecologic Oncology in Israel and conducts a comparative analysis with the United States (USA) in 2022. Data was gathered from Internet websites regarding personnel staff and chair positions in Gynecologic Oncology departments in Israel and from USA medical centers with Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship programs reported by the Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). The representation of women in chair positions in Israel was lower compared to the USA, 4 (19.0%) vs. 28 (45.9%), Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval 0.27 (0.08–0.92), p = 0.038. The findings highlight a significant gender disparity in senior Gynecologic Oncology positions in Israel compared to the USA, necessitating a thorough investigation of the underlying reasons and the implementation of efforts to address this gender bias and promote gender equality in Gynecologic Oncology and across all fields of medicine.


Women; Adequate representation; Leadership; Equality

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Roie Alter,Tamar Perri,Benny Brandt,Raanan Meir,Liron Kogan,Paul-Adriane Guige,Gabriel Levin. Comparing women senior leadership positions in gynaecologic oncology in Israel and the United States, a cross-sectional study. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2024. 45(3);58-61.


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