Charlotte Ruth Gamble, MD, MPH
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Gynecologic Oncology

Languages: English

About me

Charlotte Gamble, MD, MPH, is an attending gynecologic oncologist based at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital. As a specialist in gynecologic cancers, she sees patients for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the uterus, ovary, cervix, vulva, and vagina.

Her treatment methods include a multi-modality approach, in which she employs the use of immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy, and surgery, depending on the specific needs of each patient. Dr. Gamble works closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, such as radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists, as well as her clinical team of residents, fellows, physicians assistants, and nurse navigators to provide the optimal tailored treatment plan for her patients.

As a community advocate, Dr. Gamble is dedicated to taking care of patients who have historically been marginalized and not well cared for by the health system. She strives to provide these patients, who may not have the best life circumstances or support system, with excellent and equitable care. Her research examines the role of safety net hospital systems in gynecologic cancer care.

Dr. Gamble received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. While getting her medical degree, Dr. Gamble completed a Master of Public Health degree with a focus on health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed an obstetrics & gynecology residency at Duke University Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident for Education, and finally a clinical fellowship in gynecologic oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, before joining MedStar Health. She is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the National Medical Association.

Dr. Gamble is recognized for her dedication to her field. During her residency at Duke University Medical Center, she was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award, the Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award, and the Excellence in Surgery award from the Duke University Dept. of Ob/Gyn.

Philosophy of Care

“I became a doctor because I feel that we can have such a unique role in advocating for women’s health – improving and pushing the system to do better, specifically for vulnerable patients. It is a privilege to care for patients with gynecologic cancer and to gain their trust, holding space for them as they make decisions about their health in the context of their daily lives. Every day, I feel lucky to be in my position and to get to do this work. At my core, I am driven by justice – providing equitable care to my patients, understanding that the systems we live and work in have not always been fair, and helping to remove barriers patients face in getting timely, quality care.

“My team and I are committed to accompanying each patient throughout the entire process -- diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. We integrate whatever support they have or don’t have – friends, family, community – into how we deliver care, and take care of them like our own loved ones. A lot of what determines how well patients do is from how advanced and how aggressive their disease is at the time of diagnosis – but another really important part is providing compassionate, ‘whole person’ care so that we can get patients through the necessary treatment with minimal breaks and delays.

“My patients should know that I love educating generations beyond and that patients are amazing teachers, so please do not be surprised when they meet a student, resident, or fellow during their appointment.

“I am excited to learn from my patients to determine how our gynecologic oncology team can rise to meet the needs of the community. I hope to partner with local organizations and advocates to create interventions that help us to eliminate the inequities we have tolerated for too long in gynecologic cancer outcomes.”

Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7000
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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Fellowship Program: New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center (2021)

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2018)

Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine (2014)

Graduate Education: Harvard School of Public Health (2013)