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Whitfield Growdon

Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Whitfield Growdon was born and raised in Boston. He graduated from Williams College with a degree in Art History. After years of appreciating fine arts in the Berkshire Mountains, he attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. There he metAmanda, and 5 days before graduation, they were married in Salem, MA.

He returned to Boston where he was a resident atthe integrated Brigham & Womens/MGH Combined OBGYN Residency, and alsocompleted a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

His interests include minimally invasive surgery and correlative investigationinto rare gynecologic tumors. He lives in downtown Boston with his wife and his 2 year olddaughter Lily who lights up his world.


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