Gretchen E. Glaser, M.D.

  1. Gynecologic Oncologist
  2. Gynecologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Gretchen E. Glaser, M.D., is a fellowship trained Gynecologic Oncologist specializing in complex surgery for malignant and benign conditions, including minimally invasive and open approaches. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Glaser’s clinical expertise includes surgical treatment of:

  • Endometrial/uterine cancer
  • Ovarian/fallopian tube/peritoneal cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cervical cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Lower genital tract dysplasia
  • Placenta accreta/percreta/increta

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Glaser focuses her clinical research in endometrial cancer treatment and outcomes as well as quality improvement of surgical care using enhanced recovery after surgery techniques. She also performs qualitative education research and is the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director. Dr. Glaser works on several national committees, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology PROLOG committee and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Coding and Wellness Committees.

  1. Adnexal tumors
  2. Cancer
  3. Cancer during pregnancy
  4. Cervical cancer
  5. Cervical dysplasia
  6. Ectopic pregnancy
  7. Fallopian tube cancer
  8. Germ cell tumor
  9. Lower genital tract dysplasia
  10. Mediastinal teratoma
  11. Ovarian cancer
  12. Ovarian cyst
  13. Ovarian remnant syndrome
  14. Peritoneal cancer
  15. Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  16. Uterine fibroid
  17. Uterine polyps
  18. Vaginal agenesis
  19. Vaginal cancer
  20. Vulvar cancer
  21. Vulvar dysplasia
  22. Vulvodynia
  1. Abdominal hysterectomy
  2. Ablation
  3. Cervical cerclage
  4. Conization
  5. Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  6. Diagnostic laparoscopy
  7. Endometrial ablation
  8. Fertility sparing surgery
  9. Hysteroscopy
  10. Minimally invasive hysterectomy
  11. Minimally invasive surgery
  12. Minimally invasive surgical staging
  13. Ovarian remnant removal
  14. Pelvic exenteration
  15. Robotic hysterectomy
  16. Robotic surgery
  17. Sentinel node biopsy
  18. Vaginal hysterectomy
  19. Vaginectomy
  20. Vulvectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Cervical cancers
  • Vulvar cancers
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Quality improvement research
  1. 2015
    Other - Physician Leadership AcademyCarilion Clinic Physician Leadership Academy
  2. 2013
    Fellow - Gynecologic OncologyMayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  3. 2010
    Residency - Obstetrics/GynecologyAbington Memorial Hospital
  4. 2006
    MDDrexel University College of Medicine
  5. 1999
    BSThe Pennsylvania State University

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2013
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    2019 Teacher of the Year AwardDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  2. 2018
    Staff Recognition Award, Department of Ob/GynDepartment of Ob/Gyn, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  3. 2018
    Theodore W. Munns, Ph.D. Career Development Award in Endometrial Cancer Research Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS)
  4. 2017
    Graduate Medical Education Program Innovation AwardMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  5. 2016
    Faculty WinnerPoetry in Medicine Contest - Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program
  6. 2014
    Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  7. 2014
    Abstract Judge for Research Day Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  8. 2012
    Captain of Best Overall TeamMayo Fellows' Association Wellness Contest
  9. 2011
    Overall Winner, Women's DivisionMayo Fellows' Association Wellness Contest
  10. 2009
    Rosenfeld ScholarAbington Memorial Hospital
  11. 2009
    Administrative Chief Resident in Obstetrics and GynecologyAbington Memorial Hospital
  12. 2008
    Surgeons in Training Award for Original ResearchSociety of Reproductive Surgeons
  13. 2006
    The Merck Manual Award for Clinical ExcellenceDrexel University College of Medicine
  14. 2006
    Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic AchievementDrexel University College of Medicine
  15. 2006
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyDrexel University College of Medicine
  16. 2004
    Pathology Honor SocietyDrexel University College of Medicine
  17. 1997
    Biology Department of Excellence AwardThe Pennsylvania State University
  18. 1996
    Schreyer Honors CollegeThe Pennsylvania State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2020
    Breakout Session Reviewer2021 APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting
  2. 2020
    Abstract Grader and Reviewer2021 APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting
  3. 2020 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology Wellness Committee
  4. 2020 - present
    Communications Subcommittee ChairSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists
  5. 2020 - present
    Physician ChampionEpic Sterilization Consent Initiative
  6. 2020 - present
    COVID-19 Task ForceSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists
  7. 2020
    Search CommitteeMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2020
    Poster Judge2020 APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting
  9. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Robotic Research Group
  10. 2019
    Abstract ReviewerACOG 2020 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting
  11. 2019 - 2020
    Chair, CommunicationsWellness Task Force, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  12. 2019 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Southeast Conference 2019 Program Committee
  13. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberObstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Competency Committee
  14. 2019 - present
    MemberSurgical Specialties Graduate Education Committee
  15. 2018 - present
    MemberEpic Specialty Council, House of Surgery
  16. 2018 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education Committee
  17. 2018 - present
    ChairEpic Optimization Committee, Department of Ob/Gyn
  18. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberObstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Practice Committee
  19. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists PROLOG Committee
  20. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberCancer Committee, Mayo Clinic Health System
  21. 2018 - present
    Lead Super UserThe Plummer Project
  22. 2017 - present
    Board MemberMinnesota American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Council
  23. 2017 - present
    MemberWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  24. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberGynecologic Patient Experience Committee
  25. 2017 - present
    Lead/ChairObstetric Hemorrhage Quality Improvement Project
  26. 2017 - present
    ChampionImplementation of Gynecologic Post-Surgical Video Visits
  27. 2017 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  28. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberMidwest Specialty Care CPC Equipment Subcommittee
  29. 2017 - present
    Chair - Mentorship CommitteeSociety of Gynecologic Oncology Wellness Committee
  30. 2017
    MemberConsultant Work/Life Balance Focus Group
  31. 2016 - present
    Gynecologic InvestigatorGRAIL-001, The Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas (CCGA) Study
  32. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberGynecologic Oncology Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee
  33. 2016 - present
    Principal InvestigatorEndometrial Cancer Biospecimen Repository
  34. 2016 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  35. 2016 - present
    Co-Principal InvestigatorNRG Oncology Group
  36. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberPediatric Surgical Interest Group
  37. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberSame Day Hysterectomy Committee
  38. 2016 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  39. 2016 - present
    Full MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  40. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology Payment Reform Task Force
  41. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberPatient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Stakeholder for the Cancer of the Uterus and Treatment of Stress Incontinence (CUTI) Study
  42. 2015 - 2016
    Committee MemberLibrary and Educational Technologies Committee, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  43. 2015 - 2016
    Physician LeaderCarilion Clinic Committee to Implement the Enhanced Recovery Protocol
  44. 2015 - 2016
    Research DirectorCarilion Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
  45. 2015 - 2016
    Committee MemberCarilion Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Merit Committee
  46. 2015 - 2016
    Secretary/TreasurerAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  47. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology, Education Committee
  48. 2014 - 2016
    ChairCarilion Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Evaluation Committee
  49. 2013 - 2016
    Committee MemberCarilion Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Recruitment Committee
  50. 2013 - 2016
    Candidate MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  51. 2013 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  52. 2012 - 2013
    Fellow RepresentativeSociety of Gynecologic Oncology Board of Directors
  53. 2011 - 2013
    Fellow RepresentativeDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education Committee
  54. 2011 - 2015
    Committee MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology Breast Task Force
  55. 2010 - 2013
    Fellow MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  56. 2010 - 2016
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  57. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  58. 2008 - 2010
    Committee MemberAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics & Gynecology
  59. 2008 - 2010
    Obstetrics and Gynecology RepresentativeAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Council of Review Committee Residents
  60. 2008 - 2010
    Junior Fellows AdvisorAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  61. 2008
    Committee MemberAbington Memorial Hospital Internal Review Committee for the Internal Medicine Residency Program
  62. 2006 - 2010
    Committee MemberAbington Memorial Hospital Obstetrical Patient Safety Committee
  63. 2006 - 2010
    Committee MemberAbington Memorial Hospital Committee for Blood Product Safety
  64. 2006 - 2013
    Junior FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  65. 2006 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  66. 2006 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  67. 1999 - 2006
    MemberAmerican Medical Womens Association

Publications

Research activities

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