Irina Tunnage, DO| Gynecologic Oncology | MedStar Health
Irina Tunnage

Irina Tunnage, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology

Languages: Russian, English

About me

Irina Tunnage, DO, MHS, is a fellowship-trained gynecological oncologist practicing at MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tunnage specializes in the treatment of gynecologic diseases and malignancies including cancers of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vulva. Her clinical interests include biomarker and molecular-driven therapies as well as immunotherapies in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. She is also dedicated to identifying ways to bridge gaps in disparities to care.

Dr. Tunnage is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She has also been published in multiple peer-reviewed publications and presented at numerous medical meetings. She earned her medical degree at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Vallejo, California followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. She then went on to complete a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at New York University, New York. She is proficient in Russian as well as English.

Philosophy of care

“My philosophy of care is to focus on individualized, patient-centered cancer care, encompassing surgery and chemotherapy, as well as integrative medicine in treating patients and their families. I believe that every patient has unique needs and values that should be addressed during their cancer care. I use state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including robotics, along with targeted novel therapeutics to achieve the best outcomes for my patients.”

Dr. Irina Tunnage sees patients at the following addresses:

MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center

9103 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 2200

Baltimore, MD 21237

Phone: 443-777-7990

 

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202-444-2223

 

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
  • Genital Melanoma
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  • Hgsil Pap
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Labia Cancer
  • Leiomyoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma Of Uterus
  • Lgsil Pap
  • Malignant Ascites
  • 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
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • 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
  • Thickened Endometrial Stripe
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Mass
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Mass
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Chemotherapy
  • Abdominal Salpingo-Oophorectomy
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancer Surgery
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cancer Surgery
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Cancer Surgery
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer Surgery
  • Genetic Testing For Cervical Cancer
  • Genetic Testing For Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Genetic Testing For Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Genetic Testing For Uterine Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • High Risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Testing
  • Labia Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Oncofertility
  • Ovarian Cancer Genetics
  • Ovarian Cancer Genomics
  • Ovarian Cancer Surgery
  • Ovarian Debulking 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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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-7990

Fax 443-777-6227

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miles away

Fax 443-777-6227

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Floor 6
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-2223

Fax 202-444-7889

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miles away

Fax 202-444-7889

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
    • 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)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • 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)
    • United Navigate
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Beech Street PPO
    • 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 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
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Videos

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellowship: New York University (2023)

Residency: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2020)

Medical School: Touro University California - College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of the Registrar (2016)

News and publications

PUBLICATIONS - PEER REVIEWED

Heisler, E; Tunnage, I; Growdon, W. Radiation recall dermatitis during treatment of endometrial cancer with pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib: a case report. Gyneclogic Oncology Reports. 2023 July.

Stasenko, M; Tunnage, I; Ashley, C; Rubinstein, M; Latham, A; Da Cruz Paula, A; Mueller, J; Leitao, M; Friedman, C; Makker, V; Soslow, R; DeLair, D; Hyman, D; Zamarin, D; Alektiar, K; Aghajanian, C; Abu-Rustum, N; WEigelt; B. Clinical Outcomes of Patients with POLE Mutated Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. 2020 Jan; 156(1):194-202.

Bowles-Johnson, G; Tunnage, I; Caiseda, D; Khalilian, S; Al Refaie, W; Fischer, J. Simulation Model for Retroperitoneal Dissection: Can Improve Surgical Skills for Complicated Open Laparotomy. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 132(4):53S, October 2018.

Schunke KJ, Rosati LM, Zahurak M, Herman JM, Narang AK, Usach I, Klein, AP; Yeo, CJ; Korman, LT; Hruban, RH; Cameron, JL; Lahero, DA; Abrams, RA. Long-term Analysis of 2 Prospective Studies that Incorporate Mitomycin C into an Adjuvant Chemoradiation Regimen for Pancreatic and Periampullary Cancer. Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2017 Aug 3;3(1):42-51.

Brooks, Rebecca; Blansit, Kevin; Young-Lin, Nichole; Usach, Irina; Chen, Lee May; Yu, Xinhua; Kapp, Daniel; Chan, John. The Economic Impact of Surgical Care for Morbidly Obese Endometrial Cancer Patients: A Nationwide Study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016 Apr; 214(4):498 e1-6

Usach, I, Sakopoulos, Andreas; Razavi, Hossein. Complete Resolution of Post-Operative Hemiparesis following Carotid Endarterectomy with Therapeutic Hypothermia: A case study and literature review. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2015 August; 26(6):1319 e15-17. 

Usach, Irina, Blansit, Kevin; Chen, Lee May; Ueda, Stephanie; Brooks, Rebecca; Kapp, Daniel; Chan, John. Survival Differences in Women with Serous Tubal, Ovarian, Peritoneal, and Uterine Carcinomas. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015 Feb;212(2):188.e1-6.

Stein, JC; Wang, R; Adler, N; Boscardin, J; Jacoby, V; Won, G; Goldstein, R; Kohn, M. Emergency Physician Ultrasonography for Evaluating Patients at Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy: A Meta-Analysis. Annals of Emergency Medicine 56.6 (2010): 674-83.

 

PUBLICATIONS – BOOK CHAPTERS

Tunnage, I and Deering, S. Practical Manual to Labor and Delivery, Induction of Labor. Bethesda, MD: Cambridge University Press. 2018. Print.

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Tunnage, I; Lewis, D; Liao, C-I; Caesar, M; Chan, C; Lee, D; Rohatagi, A; Darcy, K; Tian, C; Boyd, L; Kapp, D; Chan, JK. Clear cell ovarian cancer in native Asians compared to US Asians – is there a difference? IGCS Annual Global Meeting, Rome, Italy. August 2021.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Tunnage, I; Lara, O; Misirlioglu, S; Doro Pereira, L; Adbelrahman, S; Levine, D; Hacker, K. PARP and ABCB1 (MDR1) inhibitor treatment of ovarian cancer cell lines and PDX models demonstrate no synergistic effect. SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Phoenix, AZ. March 2020.

Liao C; Lewis, D; Tunnage, I; Caesar, M; Chan, C; Lee, D; Rohatagi, A; Darcy, K; Tian, C; Kapp, D; Chan J. The rate of germ cell and sex cord stromal ovarian cancer is increasing at different rates in the US and in Asia – why? SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Phoenix, AZ. March 2022.

Lewis, D; Tunnage, I; Liao, C; Casear, M; Chan, C; Lee, D; Rohatagi, A; Darcy, K; Tian, C; Kapp, D; Chan, J. Feasibility of international trials of rare epithelial ovarian cancers. Trengs in the US and Asia. SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Phoenix, AZ. March 2022.

Hughes-Hogan, L; Tunnage, I; Haseltine, M; Nelson, R; Stasenko, M. Sexual orientation and gender identity reporting in oncology patients. IGCS Annual Global Meeting, Rome, Italy. August 2021.

Tunnage, I; Liao, C-I; Lewis, D; Caesar, M; Chan, A; Lee, D; Rohatagi, A; Darcy, K; Tian, C; Boyd, L; Kapp, D; Chan, JK. Increasing trends of ovarian and uterine carcinosarcoma: a United States cancer statistics study. IGCS Annual Global Meeting, Rome, Italy. August 2021.

Stasenko, M; Tunnage, I; Charles, A; Rubinstein, M; Latham, A; Mueller, J; Leitao, M; Friedman, C; Makker, V; Soslow, R; Weigelt, B; DeLair, D; Hyman, D; Zamarin, D; Aghajanian, C; Abu-Rustum, N; Cadoo, K. Clinical outcomes of patients with POLE mutated endometrioid endometrial cancer. Featured Poster Presentation. Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, Honolulu, HI. March 2019. Best Clinical Practice Poster Award.

Stasenko, M; Tunnage, I; Charles, A; Rubinstein, M; Latham, A; Mueller, J; Leitao, M; Friedman, C; Makker, V; Soslow, R; Weigelt, B; DeLair, D; Hyman, D; Zamarin, D; Aghajanian, C; Abu-Rustum, N; Cadoo, K. Clinical outcomes of patients with POLE mutated endometrioid endometrial cancer. Poster Presentation. Society of Gynecologic Oncology Winter Meeting, Lake Tahoe, CA. February 2019.  Best Clinical Practice Poster Award.

Bowles-Johnson, G; Tunnage, I; Caiseda, D; Khalilian, S; Al Refaie, W; Fischer, J. Simulation Model for Retroperitoneal Dissection: Can Improve Surgical Skills for Complicated Open Laparotomy. Poster Presentation. Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. February 2018.

Tunnage, I; Chan, JK. Survival differences of clear cell ovarian and uterine carcinoma. Poster Presentation. Medstar Health Research Symposium, Bethesda, MD. May 2017.

Tunnage, I; Chan, JK. Survival differences of clear cell ovarian and uterine carcinoma. Poster Presentation. Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. March 2017.

Usach, I. Blansit, K; Chen LM; Ueda, S; Brooks, R; Kapp, D; Chan, JK. Clear Cell Uterine vs. Ovarian Carcinoma Patients: Is there a difference in survival. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncology, Annual Meeting, Lake Tahoe CA. June 2014.

Usach, I. Blansit, K; Chen, LM; Ueda, S; Brooks, R; Kapp, D; Chan, JK. The economic impact associated with caring for the morbidly obese with endometrial cancer – how do we allocate our resources? Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. March 2014.

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Apr 24, 2024

    Unless friend has gyn cancer issues , no recommendation would be given

  • Apr 10, 2024

    I did not have a problem or concern. This visit was for a checkup.

  • Mar 5, 2024

    I just still have no answers to why I'm having my problem, and how to be rid of it.