RICHARD DRAKE, MD

EDUCATION

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Science – Biology: 1989-1994

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Doctor of Medicine: 1994-1998

Wayne State University/Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, MI
Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1998-2002

University of Texas Southwestern Medical, Dallas, TX
Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, 2002-2006

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

The Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland,OH
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Staff, 2006-March 2013

University of Texas Southwestern Medical, Dallas, TX
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Instructor, 2002-2006

LICENSURE

State of Texas, 2002 to Present

CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Board Certified January 1/2009 (general)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Board Certified April/2010 (gynecologic oncology)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG),

  • Junior Fellow, 1998-2010
  • Fellow, 2011-present

SPECIALTY INTERESTS

Gynecologic Oncology, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Laparoscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Gestational Trophoblastic disease

Gynecologic oncologists offer an integrated approach to the diagnosis and surgical management of women’s cancers and complex benign gynecologic diseases. These include cervical cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cancer, pelvic masses, uterine cancervaginal cancer and vulvar cancer.

Dr. Drake can talk with you about a full range of effective, innovative treatment options. Dr. Drake is an expert in complex laparoscopic and robotic approaches, fertility-sparing surgery, and risk reduction procedures for inherited cancer syndromes:

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery. This is an effective minimally invasive technique that has been shown to result in shorter hospital stays, less discomfort and a shorter recovery period.
  • Robotic surgery. This approach has the same advantages as advanced laparoscopy, and it allows surgeons to operate with increased precision and accuracy while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues.

LINK TO DR. DRAKE’S PUBLICATIONS ON RESEARCH GATE

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/11328475_Richard_D_Drake

LIST OF CURRENT HOSPITALS

  • St. Luke’s The Woodlands
  • Methodist Hospital the Woodlands
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
  • Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center Conroe Regional Medical Center
  • Kingwood Regional Hospital
  • Houston Northwest Hospital