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Karmanos, McLaren Flint adds Another Fellowship-Trained Gynecologic Oncologist to Better Serve Women from Genesee County and Beyond


Author: Sherry Farney

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint welcomes fellowship-trained and board-certified gynecologic oncologist Benjamin Mize, MD to the cancer care team. Dr. Mize joins John J. Wallbillich, MD in Flint to provide advanced care to women who are diagnosed with cancers within or near the female reproductive system.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team in Flint to further provide exceptional cancer care to women in Genesee County,” Dr. Mize said. “I will work closely with my colleague, Dr. Wallbillich, along with the multidisciplinary team in Detroit, and the medical, surgical, and radiation oncology teams right here in Flint to provide comprehensive cancer care and treatment plans for our patients’ success.”

Dr. Mize has training in obstetrics and gynecologic oncology, with specializations in surgical oncology and medical management of gynecologic cancers where indicated. Those diseases include cervical cancer, fallopian tube cancer, gestational trophoblastic disease, ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, uterine (endometrial) cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Mize also specializes in the removal of these cancers by using minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic-assisted surgery.

Dr. Mize has an extensive educational background in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. He completed gynecologic oncology fellowship training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and trained in residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Mize obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston where he gained an interest in surgery, specifically gynecologic oncology. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, Dr. Mize speaks the language fluently to provide exceptional care and communication to Spanish-speaking patients.

Prior to joining Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint, Dr. Mize treated patients at West Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo, where he provided education for medical students and residents.

“Dr. Mize is an excellent addition to the comprehensive cancer care team in Flint as we continue our dedication to providing the most advanced treatments in Genesee County,” said Chris Boyce, Central Regional Director of Cancer Services for the Karmanos Cancer Network. “We are excited for him and his family to join our community. Dr. Mize’s addition will help in creating more patient success stories and will help fill the void of the increasing need for oncology services in the area.”

Along with treating patients in Flint, Dr. Mize will be involved with Karmanos’ Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team, led by Robert Morris, MD at Karmanos in Detroit. This team also consists of radiation and medical oncologists, as well as specialized nurses, pathologists, radiologists, and additional specialties involved in the care of a cancer patient. Cancer care is a comprehensive team approach – Dr. Mize will work closely with the medical and radiation oncologists at McLaren Flint to determine the best treatment options for each patient.

Those who have been recently diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and are seeking the best treatment option for their case may call the oncology nurse navigator at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint to schedule a consultation: (810) 342-5899. For more information, visit karmanos.org/flintgynonc

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