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Meet Dr. Arvind Bakhru, Gynecologic Oncologist at UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

Arvind Bakhru, MD MPH, is a Gynecologic Oncologist specializing in complex pelvic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and chemotherapy for women with gynecologic cancers and pre-cancers. Dr. Bakhru cares for women with ovarian cancers, endometrial and uterine cancers, sarcomas, vulvar cancers, vaginal, and cervical cancers. He is trained in minimally invasive techniques and advanced, precision da Vinci® robotic surgery.

Dr. Bakhru’s undergraduate studies were in Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He also studied at the Yale University School of Public Health, where his master’s thesis won top honors. Dr. Bakhru did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Maryland, where he was chief resident and won numerous teaching awards. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Michigan. During that time, he was the fellow member of the Executive Council of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, helping to implement evidence-based practice and quality care.

Dr. Bakhru actively participates in clinical trials and keeps abreast of the latest chemotherapy options for his patients. His research includes the role of diabetes and nutrition in ovarian cancer and the long-term needs of ovarian cancer survivors, and he has been published in major medical journals. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529434060 Carla Toral Burnette

    Dr. Bahkru performed my surgery earlier this year and he is truly an amazing doctor.  His expertise and professionalism was very reassuring, especially at that moment in my life when I thought that my life was over. Thanks to Dr. Bahkru’s decisions and insight I can say that I am pretty sure I am going to make it. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer  and this is the second time that I have been diagnosed with cancer, which is devastating at the age of 27. I truly believe that doctor Bahkru is like an angel sent from heaven to save women from this horrible disease. Him and the staff at Winne and MD Anderson are so special. The quality of care they offer far exceeded my expectations. I am still in treatment and not sure what the future will hold, but I can say that doctor Bahkru and his staff and colleagues saved my life. Thank you. I am happy that he is being recognized for his hard work . 

  • Cathy Rollinitis

    Dr. Bakhru performed my surgery 6 weeks ago. I had a very large pelvic mass that no one was quite certain about. Dr. Bakhru made me feel very secure in his belief that the mass was not a cancer. When I awoke after surgery and discovered that I was cancer free, I was so relieved.
    In the future, I will refer all my friends to this wonderfully, talented doctor.

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