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Jillian O’Donnell, MD Jillian O’Donnell, MD

Jillian O’Donnell, MD

Gynecologic Oncology


Locations:

Tucson - Orange Grove

Tucson - Orange Grove

1845 W. Orange Grove Rd., Bldg. 2
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Call: 520-531-8967
Fax: 520-742-7180

Education & Credentials

College

Washington and Lee University

Medical School

McGovern Medical School

Internship

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Residency

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fellowship

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Board Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

Golden Tarheel for excellence in medical student education, 2022

UNC OB/GYN Research Day Best Research Project by a Fellow, 2022

UAB OB/GYN Research Day Best Research Project by a Resident, 2019

UAB OB/GYN Research Day Best Abstract/Proposal by a Resident, 2017

Affiliations

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Society of Gynecologic Oncology

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Languages

English
Spanish

Research/Publications

  1. Buckingham L, O’Donnell JA, Hao T, Secord AA, Zhou C, Bae-Jump, V Ipatasertib, an oral AKT inhibitor, effectively inhibits cell proliferation and migration, and induces apoptosis in serous endometrial cancer cell lines in vitro: Endometrial Cancer Molecularly Targeted Therapy Consortium. Poster Presentation – SGO Annual Meeting 2021
  2. Mysona D, O’Donnell JA, Buckingham LK, Dockery LE Evaluation of optimal timing for post-treatment imaging after primary chemoradiotherapy in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer Poster Presentation – SGO Annual Meeting 2021
  3. Recknagel, JD, O’Donnell JA, Buckingham LK, Dockery LE The value of preoperative imaging for identification of metastatic disease and prediction of adjuvant therapy in clinical early-stage cervical cancer Poster Presentation – SGO Annual Meeting 2021
  4. O’Donnell JA, Buckingham LK, Hao T, Secord AA, Zhou C, Bae-Jump, V Ipatasertib, an oral AKT inhibitor, exhibits anti-proliferative and antitumorigenic effects in pre-clinical studies for endometrioid endometrial cancer: Endometrial Cancer Molecularly Targeted Therapy Consortium. Oral Presentation – SGO Annual Meeting 2021
  5. Buckingham L, O’Donnell J, Hao T, Zhou C, Bae-Jump V Ipatasertib, an oral AKT inhibitor, effectively inhibits cell proliferation and migration, and induces apoptosis in both endometrioid and serous endometrial cancer cell lines in vitro: Endometrial Cancer Molecularly Targeted Therapy Consortium. Oral Presentation – MAGOS 2020
  6. Burkett W, Buckingham LK, Zhang Y, O’Donnell JA, Dockery LE Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and interval debulking surgery in patients over 65: how do our older patients fare? Poster Presentation – MAGOS 2020
  7. O’Donnell JA, Buckingham LK, Pierce SR, West L, Yin Y, Sun W, Fang Z, Lee D, Zhou C, Bae-Jump V Docosahexaenoic acid demonstrates anti-tumorigenic effects in endometrial cancer Poster Presentation – AACR Special Conference on Endometrial Cancer 2020 Poster Presentation – MAGOS 2020
  8. O’Donnell JA, Gentry ZL, Dilley SE, Bevis KS The effect of a CPR decision aid on CPR knowledge and code-status preferences in patients with recurrent gynecologic malignancies SGO Annual Meeting (2020) – Poster Presentation
  9. Dilley SE, O’Donnell JA, Smith HJ, Bae S, Huh WK Rethinking cervical cancer screening guidelines in an aging U.S. population SGO Annual Meeting (2018) – Oral Presentation
  10. O'Donnell, Jillian A. (2015, June 01). The Addicted Student. Case Files - Medical Ethics and Professionalism

Biography

Jillian O’Donnell, MD earned her medical degree from McGovern Medical School before completing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also completed her gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. O’Donnell treats gynecological cancers, including ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and other cancers of the female reproductive tract. She specializes in the comprehensive surgical management of gynecological cancers, including both open and minimally invasive or robotic surgeries.

During her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. O’Donnell was a member of the Medical Student Education Committee, where she organized and participated in educational activities for third-year medical students. She also served as chair of the Ethics Committee, where she organized educational activities related to ethical issues in obstetrics and gynecology. She received the UAB resident research award for best abstract in 2016 and best presentation in 2019. During her fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. O’Donnell received the award for best research project by a fellow in 2022. The same year, she received the Golden Tarheel, which is awarded by medical students to fellows and faculty in the UNC medical system for dedication and excellence in medical student education.

Dr. O’Donnell is committed to contributing to the wider community of gynecological oncologists. In December 2020, she was invited to speak for the International Gynecologic Cancer Society Project ECHO Virtual Tumor Board in Danang, Vietnam, presenting “BRCA Mutations for the Gynecologic Oncologist.” She presented “Surgical Management of Vulvar Cancer” to the same group in June 2021. She is a current member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

Philosophy

Dr. O’Donnell strives to build a relationship with each patient and their loved ones. She believes understanding each individual’s goals and values is integral to providing high-quality, personalized care. She is passionate about providing comprehensive care, starting with the initial diagnosis and treatment through surgery, medical management, and supportive care. Dr. O’Donnell became a physician for the opportunity to interact with, learn from, and serve others; gynecologic oncology is a field where she can do that in the hospital, the operating room, and the clinic while interfacing with a diverse group of patients and providers. She is thrilled to serve patients at Arizona Oncology, where she can provide access to the best and latest technologies in a convenient and accessible community setting. Dr. O’Donnell believes it is a privilege to support her patients throughout their cancer journey.

Personal

Outside of medicine, Dr. O’Donnell loves spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors. She is passionate about music, food and wine, and crafts—be sure to ask her about her latest knitting project!

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