Name: Ernest I. Kohorn, MA, MChir, FRCS, FRCOG, FACOG

Affiliation: Department Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, FMB 332, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510 USA

Chapters Contributed: Hormonal Therapy of Endometrial Carcinoma Chemotherapy of Endometrial Cancer

General Biographical Description: Ernest Kohorn is a Bohemian, having been born in Czechoslovakia, and has the middle name of Ignatius after his grandfather, whose only Catholic attribute was that he was reprimanded by the rabbi for eating pork chops at the local hostelry on a Shabbat morning. Ernest had an enforced transfer to England in 1939, so making him more English than the English, without the possibility of being English. He was educated at Bolton School, where he was converted into an English-language purist, and then at Downing College, Cambridge, where he read medicine but played with philosophy and logic. He graduated as a physician from University College Hospital, London in 1952. After three internships and a stint in the British Army in Libya, he returned to London to train in general surgery, and then in gynecology and obstetrics. He always felt that one focused area of specialty interest was insufficient and therefore became a practicing gynecologic oncologist and a urogynecologist, initiated and directed the Yale Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Center, and also did bench side research into the pathophysiology of hormonal action in endometrial cancer. He helped organize the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the New England Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the International Society for the Study of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease. He is currently president of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. He hopes he has demonstrated that one can effectively be jack and master of several trades simultaneously. Like Mr Warren Buffett he aims to age at the rate of 1% per year.

Special Interests: Endometrial Cancer, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Urogynecology

Contact Address: 820 Oakwood Road, Orange, CT 06477 USA