Dr. Karen Finkelstein, leader of the medical team at Southwest Women’s Oncology, specializes in the latest treatments for gynecologic cancers. The goal of her practice is to offer the best possible outcomes, while treating each patient with personalized care in a healing environment built around compassion and respect.
Double-board certified in OB/GYN and GYN/ONC by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Finkelstein is the first women’s specialist in New Mexico to be recognized with Master Surgeon accreditation in both Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
She is the Medical Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) program at Lovelace Women’s Hospital, which is also designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS).
As an executive board member of the New Mexico Care Alliance, Dr. Finkelstein actively supports clinical research, providing her patients with access to the newest, most promising clinical trials. A passionate promoter of early detection, she founded the Cancer’s Worst Enemy initiative. This unique program champions, educates, and empowers women in their journey from early diagnosis to conquering cancer. She is also an expert adviser to United to Cure Cancer’s STAMP (Support, Training & Assistance for Medical Providers) program. This program helps referring providers get the information they need in order to offer the best options to patients facing potential gynecologic cancer diagnoses.