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Introducing Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Jennifer Brown to Texas Oncology-Kingwood

May 16, 2022

Jennifer Brown, M.D., M.S., gynecology oncologist, is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–Kingwood. Dr. Brown discusses how her career has shaped her and what she wants aspiring doctors to know about the field.

Did you always know you wanted to specialize in gynecologic oncology?

I attended a gynecologic oncology lecture in medical school, and I was so inspired by the speaker’s passion about the specialty. During my third-year clerkships, I gained an understanding and appreciation for the continuity of care throughout a patient’s cancer journey. I fell in love with gynecologic oncologic surgery, as well as the high level of care and patient involvement. All these factors played into my decision to pursue this specialty as a career.

How has your career shaped who you are?

Being an oncologist is an incredibly rewarding and humbling profession. I meet patients during one of the most uncertain times of their lives, and it is my responsibility to reassure and care for them every step of the way. Gynecologic oncology patients are some of the most incredible people, and caring for them has given me a greater appreciation for life.

What are you most looking forward to as gynecologic oncology treatment continues to evolve?

I look forward to the increase in available treatment options in gynecologic oncology. Specifically, treatment plans and targeted therapies that are more personalized to the patient and their unique cancer profile.

What advice would you give someone who is aspiring to be a doctor?

The medical field is an ever-evolving one. I encourage all future physicians to be innovative thinkers—to always expand their thoughts and ideas around the way we currently treat patients and how we can better treat future patients. I would also advise future doctors to find what they love in the field and keep it at the forefront of their mind throughout their career no matter what comes their way.

What’s the best volunteer experience you had and what did you do?

Each summer, my husband and I volunteer to do physicals for local youth sports teams in our area. We accept donations and donate all the proceeds to the teams and their families in low- income neighborhoods.

Outside of work, what do you enjoy spending your time doing?

I have three very active children and spend most of my time on the sidelines cheering them on at their various sporting events. I also enjoy painting and bike riding.

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