Irina Tunnage, DO| Gynecologic Oncology | MedStar Health

Irina Tunnage, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

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

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Education

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.