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

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

4.9 out of 5 (159 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

301-782-3354

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
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice

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
  • May 20, 2024

    Dr. Gamble was excellent: knowledgeable, honest, and fully present in our conversation

  • Apr 18, 2024

    Dr. Gamble has been the same since I first met her. Caring and concern about her patient and their Health concerns.

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Dr. Gamble is very attentive and caring, and treats me with respect.