Dr. M. Patrick Lowe
M. Patrick Lowe, M.D., is a co-founding partner in the Gynecologic Cancer Institute of Chicago. Dr. Lowe is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology and the Director of the Robotic Surgery Program at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Dr Lowe is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
Dr. Lowe earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Lowe completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Southern California. Upon completion of fellowship, he was one of the first 10 gynecologic oncologists to receive certification on the da Vinci Surgical System after its FDA approval in April 2005. In 2007, Dr Lowe completed a visiting fellowship in advanced laparoscopy at the Institute Cladius Regaud in Toulouse, France. He has served as a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Lowe developed one of the first robotics programs in the United States at The West Clinic/University of Tennessee Gynecologic Oncology in 2005. From 2007-2011, Dr. Lowe served as an Assistant Professor and Founder/Director of the Robotic Surgery Program at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital.
Contributions to Gynecologic Oncology:
Dr. Lowe has lectured nationally and internationally to teach robotic surgery. He has published numerous articles on robotic and laparoscopic surgery outcomes and was a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Robotics Surgery Clinical Task Force. He is a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He is board certified in Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lowe is well known for his surgical education videos (robotic/laparoscopy) that have been selected for presentation at national/international meetings. His videos (robotic, laparoscopic) posted online for trainee and patient education (YouTube-mpatricklowemd) have accrued over 366,670 page views since 2007.
Specialties and Interests:
Dr. Lowe is widely regarded as one of the top robotic and laparoscopic surgeons for gynecologic cancers in the United States. Dr. Lowe is also an expert in advanced laparoscopic and single port laparoscopic surgery. He has performed over 1700 robotic surgeries for gynecologic cancers and benign gynecologic disease since 2005. Dr. Lowe has a special interest in the surgical and chemotherapeutic management of ovarian cancer. He has over 15 years of experience utilizing intraperitoneal chemotherapy and incorporating radical surgical debulking procedures for patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer. Finally, Dr. Lowe has expertise and a personal interest in hereditary cancer syndromes and genetic screening testing (BRCA mutations) for patients and families with ovarian and breast cancers. He works closely with The Breast Cancer Program to identify patients and family members who may benefit from genetic testing and ultimately undergo risk -reducing removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes for patients who have a BRCA mutation.
Approaches to Care:
My goal as a physician is to provide innovative, thorough, and compassionate care for women affected with gynecologic cancers. I practice evidence-based medicine and consider it a privilege to be a gynecologic oncologist. I use the most recent advances in surgical and chemotherapeutic treatments to provide the best outcomes for my patients. I have extensive training and experience in hereditary cancer syndromes (BRCA), minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic), aggressive radical surgery, and intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy. I value the long-term relationships made with my patients during their treatment and believe that treatment involves providing an environment that promotes respect, positive communication, and collaboration.