Charlotte Ruth Gamble, MD,MPH| Gynecologic Oncology | MedStar Health

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

4.9 out of 5 (111 reviews)

Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology

Languages: English

202-877-2051

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 are vulnerable to poor health outcomes. She provides all patients 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 obstetrics & gynecology residency at Duke University Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident for Education. She completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, 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 and to teaching. During her residency at Duke, she was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award, the Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award. She received the outstanding fellow research award at Weill Cornell Hospital. 

Philosophy of Care

“I became a doctor because physicians can have such a powerfully 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 all 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. While a lot of what determines how well patients do is from how advanced and how aggressive their disease is at the time of diagnosis – another really important part is supporting them emotionally & socially - providing compassionate, ‘whole person’ care so that we can get patients through the necessary treatment with minimal breaks and delays."

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Adenocarcinoma In Situ Of The Cervix
  • Adenocarcinoma Of Cervix
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer (AYA)
  • Bartholin Gland Carcinoma
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Ca 125 Elevation
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Related Sexual Concerns
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancers
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Dysgerminoma Of Ovary
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Ovarian Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  • Hgsil Pap
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Labia Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma Of Uterus
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Mesovarium
  • Myometrial Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Ovarian Non Germ Cell Tumors
  • Oviduct Cancer
  • Paget's Disease Of Vulva
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Postmenopausal Adnexal Mass
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC)
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Recurrent Cervical Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Cervix
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Teratoma
  • Teratoma Of Ovary
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Mass
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Mass
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Chemotherapy
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancer Surgery
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cancer Surgery
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Da Vinci
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Cancer Surgery
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer Surgery
  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemoperfusion
  • Labia Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Oncofertility
  • Ovarian Cancer Surgery
  • Ovarian Debulking Surgery
  • Oviduct Cancer Surgery
  • Partial Vulvectomy
  • Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Radical Trachelectomy
  • Radical Vulvectomy
  • Robotic Gynecological Surgery
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Surgical Staging
  • Vulvectomy
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Practice locations

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13950 Brandywine Road
Suite L75
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-782-2220

Fax 301-782-2221

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2391

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • 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
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • United Healthcare 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)

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)

News and publications

Gamble CR, Sage L, Nguyen A, Hempstead BH, Moore A, Willis M, Doll KM. Social support and resilience in black women affected by endometrial cancer. AJOG. 2021. In press. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.08.041. PMID: 34481773



Gamble CR, Huang Y, Wright JD, Hou JY. Precision Medicine testing in ovarian cancer: The growing inequity between patients with commercial vs Medicaid insurance. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 May 3. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.04.025. PMID: 33958212



Gamble CR, Doll K. Miles to go: Social Inequity and Endometrial Cancer Survival. BJOG. Jun; 128(7):1225. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16662. PMID: 33656235



Gamble CR. Research, racism, and bending the arc in gynecologic cancers. Blog Post in  Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity. 2020 Dec. https://www.sgo.org/blog/research-racism-and-bending-the-arc-in-gynecologic-cancers-charlotte-gamble-md-mph/



Gamble CR, Khoury-Collado F. Unrecognized placenta accreta spectrum: Intraoperative management. OBGYN Management. 2020 Nov; 32(11):32-36.  doi: 10.12788/obgm.0046



Gamble CR, Wright JD. Gynecologic cancer update. OBGYN Management. 2019. Mar; 31(3):21-28.



Gamble CR, Huang Y, Frey MK, Wright JD. Caring for patients with uterine cancer in rural and public hospitals in New York State. Obstet Gynecology. 2019 Dec; 134(6):1260-1268. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003583. PMID: 31764737



Gamble CR, Huang Y, Tergas A, Khoury-Collado F, Hou JY, St. Clair CM, Ananth CV, Neugut AI, Hershman DL, Wright JD. Quality of care and outcomes of patients with gynecologic malignancies treated at safety-net hospitals. JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 2019 Jun 7;3(3). doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkz039. PMID: 31535077. PMCID: PMC6735612



Gamble CR, Havrilesky LJ, Myers ER, Chino JP, Hollenbeck S, Plichta JK, Kelly Marcom P, Shelley Hwang E, Kauff ND, Greenup RA. Cost Effectiveness of Risk-Reducing Mastectomy versus Surveillance in BRCA Mutation Carriers with a History of Ovarian Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Oct;24(11):3116-3123. doi: 10.1245/s10434-017-5995-z. PMID: 28699130. PMCID: PMC5990891


Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 27, 2023

    Good

  • Oct 16, 2023

    What I discussec with ger was addressed.

  • Oct 11, 2023

    Dr. Gamble was excellent with her knowledge of my concerns, and not just gynecologic but overall mental and physical well being. Excellent first impression!!