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  • Gynecologic Oncology

    The Division of Gynecologic Oncology offers the highest quality of care for women with cancers of the female reproductive tract. Our physicians are equipped to provide comprehensive care to women diagnosed with pre-invasive or invasive gynecologic malignancies, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, vaginal, fallopian tube and trophoblastic cancers.

    The continuum of care extends from start to finish, including the initial exam, personal administration of the full spectrum of cancer therapies, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and the use of minimally invasive techniques in the operating room.

    For more information about UMMC's gynecologic oncology program, click here.


    Dr. Mildred Ridgway is a native of Jackson, MS. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Tulane University's Newcomb College in 1992 and earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1998. She completed her residency training at Duke University in obstetrics and gynecology in 2002, followed by three years of fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina in 2005.

    She returned to her home state after completion of her fellowship to care for the women of Mississippi and gynecologic cancer. She was in private practice for six years in Jackson after which she joined our faculty. Dr. Ridgway is a nationally recognized laparoscopic and robotic surgeon and offers minimally invasive surgery for complex gynecological problems. While at UMMC, she has expanded the robotic surgery program and teaches this technology to new physicians.

    Dr. Ridgway has been recognized by her colleagues as well as patients by being honored as one of the "Top 10 Business Women in Mississippi" in 2010.


    Bethany Boteler Sabins is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. The Mississippi native received her BS in nursing degree at Mississippi College and a master's at the University of Southern Mississippi. She first worked part-time with Dr. Ridgway during 18 months of her master's degree program. "Like I've always been taught, if you love what you do, you will never 'work' another day," she says. "I am now doing what I love - women's cancer care."