Our Gynecologic Oncology team, which includes medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, specializes in treating all types of gynecologic cancers — including cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer.

Gynecologic Oncology Director

Marie Welshinger, MD, FACOG

Marie Welshinger, MD, FACOG, is Director of the Gynecologic Oncology program. She is board certified in gynecologic oncology as well as obstetrics and gynecology. She is also a talented surgeon, skilled in minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery.

Dr. Welshinger believes in a holistic, team-oriented approach to care. In addition to delivering the best possible care for each of her patients, Dr. Welshinger makes it a priority to get to know her patients on a personal level and help them address their overall health.

Before joining Valley, Dr. Welshinger was Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. Following her fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, she practiced at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center (part of Atlantic Health System) in Morristown, N.J., and subsequently was the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York Hospital Queens.

Dr. Welshinger sees patients at the Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion in Paramus.

Advanced Practice Nurse

Joanne Lawrence, RN, APN 

Joanne Lawrence, RN, APN, has 33 years of oncology nursing experience. She has been an advanced practice nurse for 20 years and has been with Valley for more than 11 years (all in gynecologic oncology).

As part of Valley's gynecologic oncology program, Joanne works in close collaboration with the physician team. She provides direct care and education to patients; collaborates and coordinates care for surgical patients; and navigates women throughout their entire course of treatment.

She is a graduate of the master’s degree program in nursing at Seton Hall University, and she received her bachelor's degree in nursing from William Paterson University.