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Tom Randall, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 726-2690

Tom Randall, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • Consultant, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director, Global Oncology Initiative, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center



  • Member, Center Scientific Council
  • Director, Global Oncology Initiative, Executive Committee

Research Abstract

I am a gynecologic oncologist who focuses on improving the care of women with gynecological malignancies, particularly in developing countries. I have had extensive experience in the clinical management of gynecologic cancers, gynecologic cancer clinical trials and quality improvement in cancer care and surgery. My focus in the US is on the appropriate use of minimally invasive radical cancer surgery and the multi-disciplinary management of gynecologic cancer patients. I have collaborated on multiple outcomes studies in gynecologic cancers including two R01 funded investigations of disparities and quality of care in endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer. Currently, I spend part of my time working for the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health as an expert in cervical cancer, HPV associated disease, and global surgery. My focus is on the delivery of cervical cancer care, patterns of surgical care, and novel strategies in screening for HPV related malignancies in resource limited settings. This work is funded by the NIH under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement. In addition, I coordinate the global oncology activities of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. The remainder of my effort is dedicated to helping with investigations and outreach efforts by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Botswana, Uganda, and Bangladesh.


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  • Krakauer EL, Kane K, Kwete X, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Ruthnie Bien-Aimé DD, Borges LF, Byrne-Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi CRB, Diop M, Elmore SN, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S, Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Kamdar M, Kumar S, Truong QXN, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence D, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. Essential Package of Palliative Care for Women With Cervical Cancer: Responding to the Suffering of a Highly Vulnerable Population. JCO Glob Oncol 2021; 7:873-885. PubMed
  • Krakauer EL, Kwete X, Kane K, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bien-Aimé DDR, Byrne-Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi CRB, Diop M, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S, Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Thanh Khanh Q, Kumar S, Nevzorova D, Truong QXN, Rajagopal MR, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence D, Torode JS, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. Cervical Cancer-Associated Suffering: Estimating the Palliative Care Needs of a Highly Vulnerable Population. JCO Glob Oncol 2021; 7:862-872. PubMed
  • Randall T, Chuang L, Ng SYJ, Schmeler KM, Quinn MA. The IGCS global curriculum mentorship and training program: building human capacity for gynecologic cancer treatment and research where the need is greatest. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2021. PubMed
  • Pierz AJ, Randall TC, Castle PE, Adedimeji A, Ingabire C, Kubwimana G, Uwinkindi F, Hagenimana M, Businge L, Musabyimana F, Munyaneza A, Murenzi G. A scoping review: Facilitators and barriers of cervical cancer screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer in Sub-Saharan African health settings. Gynecol Oncol Rep 2020; 33:100605. PubMed
  • Randall TC, Sauvaget C, Muwonge R, Trimble EL, Jeronimo J. Worthy of further consideration: An updated meta-analysis to address the feasibility, acceptability, safety and efficacy of thermal ablation in the treatment of cervical cancer precursor lesions. Prev Med 2018; 118:81-91. PubMed
  • LaVigne AW, Triedman SA, Randall TC, Trimble EL, Viswanathan AN. Cervical cancer in low and middle income countries: Addressing barriers to radiotherapy delivery. Gynecol Oncol Rep 2017; 22:16-20. PubMed
  • Chuang LT, Randall TC, Karlan BY. Efforts towards erasing borders in gynecologic cancer? Gynecol Oncol Rep 2017; 21:5-6. PubMed
  • Maza M, Schocken CM, Bergman KL, Randall TC, Cremer ML. Cervical Precancer Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Technology Overview. J Glob Oncol 2017; 3:400-408. PubMed
  • Randall TC, Chuang L, Orang'o E, Rosen B, Uwinkindi F, Rebbeck T, Trimble EL. Strengthening care and research for women's cancers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gynecol Oncol Rep 2017; 21:109-113. PubMed
  • Dryden-Peterson S, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Suneja G, Efstathiou JA, Grover S, Chiyapo S, Ramogola-Masire D, Kebabonye-Pusoentsi M, Clayman R, Mapes AC, Tapela N, Asmelash A, Medhin H, Viswanathan AN, Russell AH, Lin LL, Kayembe MK, Mmalane M, Randall TC, Chabner B, Lockman S. HIV Infection and Survival Among Women With Cervical Cancer. J Clin Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Randall TC, Goodman A, Schmeler K, Durfee J, Pareja R, Munkarah A, Rulisa S, Ghebre R, Trimble EL, Chuang L. Cancer and the world's poor: What's a gynecologic cancer specialist to do? Gynecol Oncol 2016; 142:6-8. PubMed
  • Chuang LT, Randall TC, Denny L, Johnston CM, Schmeler KM, Covens AL, Cibula D, Bookman MA, Rawal S, DePetrillo D, Nam JH, Goodman A, Naik R, Manchanda R, Gaffney DK, Small W, Creutzberg C, Rattray C, Kesic V, Paraja R, Eiken M, Belleson K, Coleman RL, Barakat RR, Trimble EL, Quinn M. Sister Society Meeting on Global Education Development and Collaboration: Meeting Report. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2016; 26:1186-8. PubMed
  • Pathania D, Im H, Kilcoyne A, Sohani AR, Fexon L, Pivovarov M, Abramson JS, Randall TC, Chabner BA, Weissleder R, Lee H, Castro CM. Holographic Assessment of Lymphoma Tissue (HALT) for Global Oncology Field Applications. Theranostics 2016; 6:1603-10. PubMed
  • Randall TC, Salicrup LA, Luciani S, Trimble EL. HPV Testing in Resource-Limited Settings: How Can We Reach the Next Level of Cervical Cancer Screening in Latin America and the Caribbean? Oncologist 2015; 20:1101-4. PubMed
  • Hall TR, Randall TC. Adnexal masses in the premenopausal patient. Clin Obstet Gynecol 2015; 58:47-52. PubMed
  • Efstathiou JA, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Gierga DP, Alphonse Kayembe MK, Mmalane M, Russell AH, Paly JJ, Brown C, Musimar Z, Abramson JS, Bruce KA, Karumekayi T, Clayman R, Hodgeman R, Kasese J, Makufa R, Bigger E, Suneja G, Busse PM, Randall TC, Chabner BA, Dryden-Peterson S. Addressing the growing cancer burden in the wake of the AIDS epidemic in Botswana: The BOTSOGO collaborative partnership. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014; 89:468-75. PubMed
  • Cardenas-Goicoechea J, Soto E, Chuang L, Gretz H, Randall TC. Integration of robotics into two established programs of minimally invasive surgery for endometrial cancer appears to decrease surgical complications. J Gynecol Oncol 2013; 24:21-8. PubMed
  • Armstrong K, Randall TC, Polsky D, Moye E, Silber JH. Racial differences in surgeons and hospitals for endometrial cancer treatment. Med Care 2011; 49:207-14. PubMed
  • Davis MA, Adams S, Eun D, Lee D, Randall TC. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic exenteration in recurrent cervical cancer Robotics improved the surgical experience for 2 women with recurrent cervical cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010; 202:663.e1. PubMed
  • Cardenas-Goicoechea J, Adams S, Bhat SB, Randall TC. Surgical outcomes of robotic-assisted surgical staging for endometrial cancer are equivalent to traditional laparoscopic staging at a minimally invasive surgical center. Gynecol Oncol 2010; 117:224-8. PubMed
  • Robinson BL, Liao JB, Adams SF, Randall TC. Vaginal cuff dehiscence after robotic total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol 2009; 114:369-71. PubMed
  • Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Polsky D, Ross RN, Even-Shoshan O, Schwartz JS, Armstrong KA, Randall TC. Does ovarian cancer treatment and survival differ by the specialty providing chemotherapy? J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:1169-75. PubMed
  • Polsky D, Armstrong KA, Randall TC, Ross RN, Even-Shoshan O, Rosenbaum PR, Silber JH. Variation in chemotherapy utilization in ovarian cancer: the relative contribution of geography. Health Serv Res 2006; 41:2201-18. PubMed
  • Randall TC, Armstrong K. Differences in treatment and outcome between African-American and white women with endometrial cancer. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:4200-6. PubMed