Dr. Barbara Goff received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Goff joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1993 and was the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology from 2005 to 2017. In August 2015 she was appointed Surgeon-in-Chief for the University of Washington Medical Center and in 2017 was appointed the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where she leads a group of over 150 clinicians and scientists.
Dr. Goff has authored more than 150 articles and has written multiple textbook chapters on gynecologic malignancies. Her primary research interests have been evaluating novel markers for early detection of ovarian cancer and clinical trials for novel therapeutics in treatment of ovarian cancer. She specializes in surgical treatment of gynecologic malignancies, robotic surgery, chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers, clinical trials and early detection of ovarian cancer.