Dr. Charlotte Ruth Gamble, MD, MPH

Dr. Charlotte Ruth Gamble, MD, MPH

Dr. Charlotte Ruth Gamble, MD, MPH

Languages: English
Phone: 202-877-7000

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Specialties
  • Gynecologic Oncology
About the Provider

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.”

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)
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center