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George Coukos, MD, PhD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

M.D. (Cum Laude) University of Modena School of Medicine
Ph.D. in Reproductive Biology, University of Patras School of Medicine, Patras Greece

Faculty Title

Cèlso Ramon Garcia Associate Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Abramson Cancer Center Title

Director, Ovarian Cancer Research Center


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cancer Programs
Jordan Center for Gynecologic Cancers
» Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic Oncology
» Gynecologic Oncology

Other Affiliations

Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Cum Laude), Hospital of the University of Modena, Modena, Italy

Fellowship, Gynecology Oncology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Board Certifications
M.D., University of Modena, Italy, Magna cum Laude
Italian Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, cum Laude
ECFMG Certification
OB/GYN, American Board of OB/GYN
Gynecology Oncology, American Board of OB/GYN

Honors and Award

2008-2012, Top Doctor for Cancer in America
2012, Claudia Cohen Research Foundation, Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher Award
2010, National Institutes of Health, NIH Roadmap Transformative R01 Award
2010, Kaleidoscope of Hope, Research Award
2010, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award
2009, Sandy Rollman Foundation Angela Carlino Ovarian Cancer Research/Care Award
2008, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Teal Magnolias Award
2007, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Mimi Yurkow Courage Award
2007, Crystal Ball Philadelphia Award for Research Achievement in Ovarian Cancer
2006, Sir William Osler Award for Excellence in Patient Oriented Research, University of Pennsylvania
2006, Judah Folkman Award, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
2005, Greenfield Award for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
2004, Cèlso Ramon Garcia Chair
2003, Liz Tiberis Award, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund >be>2002, Sydney-Kimmel Scholar Award
2001, Bristol-Meyers Immunology-Oncology Award, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
2000, American Associate of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundations Scholar
2000, Basic Science Award, Berlex Foundation
1998, First Prize, Virus Vectors and Gene Therapy Section, 23rd International Herpes Virus Workshop
1998, Glaxo-Wellcome Oncology Clinical Research Scholar Award, American Association for Cancer Research
1997, Philip F. Williams Prize, District III American College of Obstetrics and Gynceology
1997, First Research Prize, Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrinology Society
1991-1993, Mellon Foundation Research Fellow


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Contact Information

George Coukos, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania 
Room 1315, Biomedical Research Building II/III
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160

Office Phone: (215) 746 - 7798
Fax: (215) 573 - 5129

Janelle Johnson
Office Phone: 215-898-4352
Appointment Phone: 215-615-4939
Fax: 215-573-5129