Gynecologic Cancer Center: Our Physicians

Thomas J. Rutherford, MD

Medical Director, TGH Cancer Institute
USF Health Director, Division of Gynecology and Oncology

Dr. Thomas J. Rutherford is the medical director of the Tampa General Hospital Cancer Institute and director of the Division of Gynecology and Oncology at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. He approaches patient care as an advocate for total cancer care, recognizing that patient care encompasses a continuum from prevention and high-risk genetic screening to individualized treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care. A nationally recognized surgeon, Dr. Rutherford came to Tampa from Western Connecticut Health Network, where he was the network physician director of cancer services. Before that, he was a professor, division director of gynecologic oncology and director of the gynecologic oncology fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Rutherford has authored more than 100 scientific journal articles on the prevention, early detection and treatment of gynecological cancers.

Matthew L. Anderson, MD, PhD, PACOG

Gynecologic Oncologist, Tampa General Hospital
Director, USF Morsani College of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Matthew L. Anderson specializes in the surgical and medical management of pre-malignant and malignant diseases of the female reproductive tract. He utilizes state-of-the-art approaches, including both minimally invasive and robotic surgery, to achieve the best possible clinical outcomes in a friendly, patient-oriented environment. Dr. Anderson leverages his unique expertise as a nationally recognized translational cancer researcher to help his patients gain a better understanding of their disease and personalize the therapeutic approach. His experience with genetics is particularly helpful for patients seeking options for managing an inherited predisposition to ovarian and/or uterine cancer. In addition, Dr. Anderson’s many years of experience as a surgeon allow him to effectively address complex gynecologic issues, such as large pelvic masses, fistulas and difficult cases of endometriosis and uterine leiomyomas.

Diana P. English, MD, FACOG

Gynecologic Oncologist, Tampa General Hospital
Director, Oncologic Palliative Care, University of South Florida

Dr. Diana P. English specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all gynecologic cancers. She has shown herself to be a dedicated researcher and has several original papers related to targeted therapeutic approaches to uterine serous cancer, health disparity research and research on novel treatment approaches to ovarian cancer. She has a strong interest in palliative medicine/supportive care for patients with cancer and has also completed a fellowship in palliative medicine at Stanford University. Currently, she works as an academic gynecologic oncologist and is the director of Oncologic Palliative Care at the University of South Florida. Dr. English has also been involved in international service, particularly medical mission trips to developing countries.