About Nicholas C. Lambrou

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Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., M.A.

Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncologist

Dr. Nicholas Lambrou is board certified both in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He is Medical Director of Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery at Baptist Health South Florida, the region’s largest minimally invasive gynecologic surgery program.

Dr. Lambrou is also Chief of Gynecologic Oncology Care Network at Baptist Health South Florida, and, since 2012, Medical Director, Center of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) at South Miami Hospital.

  • Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology
  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland
  • Fellowship: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, Florida

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Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., M.A.
Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., M.A.Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncologist
Born in Baltimore Maryland, Dr. Lambrou currently lives in Coral Gables with his wife and two young children. He and his wife, both Greek-American, are active members in the Miami community.

Professional and Honorary Organizations

2006-present  Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

2003-present  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

2006-present Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Member

2005-present Miami Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

2003-2007 European Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (ESGO)

2000-present Howard A. Kelly Gynecologic and Obstetric Society

2003-present Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

Awards and Honors

Named to America’s Best Obstetrician and Gynecologists, Gynecologic Oncology, Consumers Research Council of America, 2009

APGO Resident Teaching Award, June 2005

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation/Eli Lilly and Company’s 2003 Fellow Award for Outstanding Paper by a Resident or Fellow, April 2003

2003-2004 ACOG/Cytyc Corporation Research Award for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer, April 2003

1st Prize Fellow Award for Oral Presentation, William A. Little Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting, 2002

1st Prize Fellow Award for Oral Presentation, William A. Little Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Twenty-third Annual Meeting, 2001

2nd Prize Presidential Resident/Fellow Award, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Twenty-sixth Annual Scientific Session. 2000

Alpha Omega Alpha Society  Alpha Chapter of Florida, 2003

Best Teaching Fellow Award: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. Elected by medical students during clinical rotations on the GYO service.

Golden Apple Award in Medical Student Education, Johns Hopkins University.  2000

Golden Apple Award in Medical Student Education, Johns Hopkins University.  1999

Education and Experience

Dr. Lambrou’s medical practice is specifically focused on gynecologic oncology and complex gynecologic surgery. His professional background originates in Boston where he attended Tufts University for his Bachelor of Science, followed by Boston University where he received his M.D., M.A. degrees. Dr. Lambrou completed his residency at Johns Hopkins University, fellowship at the University of Miami and was promoted to Associate Professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Miami. He currently holds a voluntary academic affiliation with Florida International University as an associate professor.

Dr. Lambrou is recognized both locally and internationally for his expertise in robotic gynecologic surgery. As one of the earliest adopters in this specialty, Dr. Lambrou is among the most experienced gynecologic robotic surgeons in the world and continues to be a leader in the field. Other academic highlights include his editorship of the first and second editions of the internationally distributed Johns Hopkins manual, his membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and multiple publications that have contributed to the field of gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lambrou has published in medical textbooks and scientific journals including Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Journal of Supportive Oncology, Annals of Plastic Surgery, The American Surgeon, The Cancer Journal, and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He has been an invited speaker in Europe, Japan, and Latin America. Dr. Lambrou is a volunteer with the Cancer Support Community in Miami and has been on medical outreach missions in Argentina and Ghana, Africa.

“My mission is to provide the highest quality outcome to help each patient’s individual needs. When surgery or chemotherapy is indicated, my goal is to provide the highest quality experience for our patients. Safety and personalized care are above all else.”

Publications

Peer-Review Publications

  1. Lambrou N, Diaz R, et al. Strategies to Optimize the Performance of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Facts Views and Vision in Ob/Gyn. October, 2014.
  2. Schuman S, Lambrou N, Robson K, Gluck S, Myriounis N, Pearson J, Lucci J. Same-Day Dosing of Pegfligrastim as Myelosuppressive Chemotherapy for Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Cancer. J Support Oncol 2009;7.
  3. Estape R, Lambrou N, Diaz R, Estape E, Dunkin N, Rivera A. A case matched comparison of robotic radical hysterectomy with lymphadenectomy compared with laparoscopy and laparotomy. Gynecol Oncol, 2009.
  4. Alvarez E, Wolfson A, Pearson J, Crisp M, Mendez L, Lambrou N, Lucci J. A Phase I study of Docetaxel as radio-sensitizer for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol, 2009 April.
  5. Alvarez NR, Lambrou N, Solorzano CC. Metastatic Choriocarcinoma to the Pancreas. Am Surg 2005 Apr;71 (4): 330-2.
  6. Salom E, Diaz J, Lambrou N, Pearson J, Penalver M. Sigmoid impaction secondary to urinary stones: case report and review of literature. Gynecol Oncol 97 (2005) 234-237.
  7. O’Connell C, Mirhashemi R, Kassira N, Lambrou N, McDonald S. Formation of Functional Neovagina with VRAM Flap following Total Pelvic Exenteration. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Nov;55(5):470-473
  8. Lambrou N, Gomez-Marin O, Mirhashemi R, Beach H, Salom E, Almeida Z, Penalver M. Optimal surgical cytoreduction in patients with stage III and Stage IV endometrial cancer:  a study of survival and morbidity. Gynecol Oncol. (2004) 93(3) 653-658.
  9. Mirhashemi R, Lambrou N, Hus N, Salom E, Penalver MA, Averette HE. The gastrointestinal complications of the Miami Pouch: a review of 77 cases. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Jan;92(1):220-4.
  10. Salom E, Mendez L, Schey D, Lambrou N, Kassira N, Gomez-Marin O, Averette H, Penalver M. Continent ileocolonic urinary reservoir (Miami Pouch): The University of Miami experience over 15 years. Am J Obstet Gynecol (2004) 190, 994-1003.
  11. Benezra V, Lambrou N, Salom E, Penalver M. Conversion of an incontinent urinary conduit to a continent urinary reservoir (Miami Pouch). September 2004: 94(3), 816-819.
  12. Salom EM, Schey D, Penalver M, Gomez-Marin O, Lambrou N, Almeida Z, Mendez L. The safety of incidental appendectomy at the time of abdominal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Dec;189(6):1563-7; discussion 1567-8.
  13. Lambrou N, Twiggs L. High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions. The Cancer Journal, Vol 9 (5), October 2003; 383-390.
  14. Lambrou N, Bristow R. Ovarian cancer in elderly women. ONCOLOGY 2003 Aug; 17(8) 1075-1080.
  15. Mirhashemi R, Ganjei-Azar P, Nadji M, Lambrou N, Atamdede F, Averette HE. Papillary squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix: an immunophenotypic appraisal of 12 cases. Gynecol Oncol. 2003 Sep;90(3):657-61.
  16. Mirhashemi R, Averette H, Lambrou N, Penalver M, Mendez L, Ghurani G, Salom E. Vaginal reconstruction at the time of pelvic exenteration: a surgical and psychosexual analysis of techniques. Gynecol Oncol 87, 2002; 39-45.
  17. Penalver M, Mendez L, Lambrou N. What’s New in Obstetrics and Gynecology. J Am Coll Surg 2002 Aug; 195(2): 203-7.
  18. Mirhashemi R, Lambrou N, Coleman R. Vaginal reconstruction in gynecologic oncology. Women’s Oncol Rev. 2002; 2:13-8.
  19. Mirhashemi R, Lambrou N. Vaginal Reconstruction. The Female Patient 2002 Sep: 27 (9): 38-43.
  20. Lambrou N, Mirhashemi R, Thesiger P, Wolfson A, Penalver M. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the vulva: a multimodal treatment approach. Gynecologic Oncology. 84(2), 2002, 365-371.
  21. Bristow R, Duska L, Lambrou N, Fishman E, O’Neill MJ, Trimble E, Montz FJ. A model for predicting surgical outcome in patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma. Cancer 2000, 89: 1532-40.
  22. Lambrou N, Buller JL, Thompson JR, Cundiff G, Chou B, Montz FJ. The prevalence of perioperative complications in women undergoing reconstructive pelvic surgery. Am J Ob Gyn. 2000;183 (6): 1355-60.
  23. Lambrou N, Trimble E. Dose-Intensive Approaches to Ovarian Cancer. Current Oncology Reports. Current Science Inc. Vol.1, 1 Sept.1999, 54-59.
  24. Thompson JR, Gibbs J, Genadry R, Burrows L, Lambrou N, Buller JL. Anatomy of pelvic arteries adjacent to the sacrospinous ligament: importance of the coccygeal branch of the inferior gluteal artery. Obstet Gynecol vol.94, no.6, Dec. 1999, 973-977.
  25. Phelps J, Lambrou N, Roshanfekr D. Accuracy and Inter-observer variability of cervical effacement and dilatation simulated cervical dilatation and effacement measurements. Primary Care Update Ob Gyns. 1998 Jul 1;5(4): 185.

Book Editorship

  1. Bankowski B, Hearne A, Lambrou N, Fox H, Wallach E (eds): The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2nd Edition. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins Publishers, 2002.
  2. Lambrou N, Morse A, Wallach E (eds):  The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins Publishers, 1999.

Book Chapters

  1. 1.    Jhamb N, Lambrou N. Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of Ovarian Cancer In Armstrong D, Bristow R (eds): Early Diagnosis of Cancer Series: Ovarian Cancer. Elsevier Inc. 2010.
  2. Lambrou N, Crisp M, Bristow R. Ovarian Cancer In H. Muss, K. Johnson, C. Hunter (eds): Multidisciplinary treatment and management of cancer in the elderly. Taylor and Francis Books Inc. (2006)
  3. Lambrou N, Pearson M, Averette H. Pelvic Exenteration of GYN Malignancy, Indications, Technical and Reconstructive Considerations In Wanebo HJ et al. Surgical Management of Pelvic Malignancy, Surgical Clinics of North America, 2005.
  4. Lambrou N, Mendez L, Penalver M. Surgical management of recurrent endometrial cancer. In Coukos G, Rubin S (eds): Cancer of the Uterus, D.M. Cradle Assoc./Publishers Domain. 2004, 361-375.
  5. Lambrou N, Trimble E. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In Bankowski B, Hearne A, Lambrou N, Fox H, Wallach E (eds): The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2nd Edition. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins Publishers. 2002.
  6. Bristow R, Lambrou N, Montz FJ. Cervical Cancer. In Bankowski B, Hearne A, Lambrou N, Fox H, Wallach E (eds): The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2nd Edition. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins Publishers. 2002.
  7. Lambrou N, Trimble E, Montz FJ.  Chemotherapy and radiation therapyIn Lambrou N, Morse A, Wallach E (eds):  The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins Publishers. 1999; 398-419.

Abstract Publications

  1. Perez R, Lambrou N, Estape R, et al. The Relationship of Fibroid Weight to Operative Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy in a Predominantly Hispanic Population; The 43rd AAGL Global Congress Of Miminally Invasive Gynecolgic Surgery, November 2014. Vancouver, Canada.
  2. Lambrou N, Diaz R, Gatcliffe T. Robot-Assisted Laparoscopy for Ovarian Cancer: A comparison with laparotomy. Society of Gynecologic Oncology 43rd Annual Meeting. 2012.
  3. Estape R, Lambrou N, Diaz R, Estape E, Dunkin N, Rivera A. A case matched comparison of robotic radical hysterectomy with lymphadenectomy compared with laparoscopy and laparotomy. AAGL 38th Global Congress on Minimially Invasive Gynecology. November, 2009.
  4. Estape R, Lambrou N, Diaz R, Estape E, Dunkin N, Rivera A. A case matched comparison of robotic radical hysterectomy with lymphadenectomy compared with laparoscopy and laparotomy. SGO 40th Annual Meeting, February 2009.
  5. Crisp M, Lambrou N, Lucci J, Pearson M. “Influence of Body Mass Index on Outcomes of Cervical Cancer Patients treated with Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy.” Society of Gynecologic Oncology 38th Annual Meeting. March 3-7, 2007.
  6. Samer I. Schuman, Nicholas Lambrou, Katie Robson, Stefan Glück, Nikolaos Myriounis, J. Matt Pearson, Edwin Alvarez, Meredith P. Crisp, Leo B. Twiggs, Joseph A. Lucci III. Pegfilgrastim administration on the same day as myelosuppressive chemotherapy in women with ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer is safe and effective. SGO Winter Meeting Feb 3, 2007
  7. Crisp M, Lambrou N, Lucci J, Pearson M. “Influence of Body Mass Index on Outcomes of Cervical Cancer Patients treated with Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy.” Society of Pelvic Surgeons, 56th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. October 20, 2006.
  8. Orlando Silva, Christina M. Gomez, Judith Hurley, Joyce Slingerland, Matt Pearson, Joseph Lucci III, Nicholas Lambrou, Luis Mendez Jr., Brianna Ruiz, Stephan Gluck Clinical patterns of breast cancer metastatic to gynecologic organs and peritoneum. 29th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Medicine, University of Miami, Miami Florida
  9. Matt Pearson, Nicholas C. Lambrou, Meredith P. Crisp, Andrea Papadilla,, Gail Walker, Joseph A. Lucci III. Comparative outcomes between IB1 and IB2 cervical cancer patients treated with primary radical hysterectomy with pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy. SGO 37th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Palm Springs, CA. 2006.
  10. J. Matt Pearson, Nicholas C. Lambrou, Edwin A. Alvarez, Meredith P. Crisp, Andrea Papadilla, Gail Walker, Joseph A. Lucci III. Outcomes among IB2 cervical cancer patients treated with primary radical hysterectomy with pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy. SGO 37th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Palm Springs, CA. 2006.
  11. Alvarez E, Lucci J, Wolfson A, Lambrou N, Auguste F. A phase I study of docetaxel as a radiosensitizer for locally advanced squamous cell cervical cancer. 2006 ASCO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  12. Lambrou NC, Averette HE, Walker G, Almeida-Parra Z, Papadia A, Pearson M, Twiggs L, Lucci J. “Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer at the University of Miami: A Look at 40 years of experience.” 2005 International J Gyn Cancer 15, (2); 57.
  13. Salom E, Schey D, Kassira N, Gomez O, Mendez L, Jhamb N, Lambrou N, Lucci J, Penalver M. A comparison of continent and incontinent urinary diversion after pelvic exenterations: a study of long term morbidity and renal function. SGO 36th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Miami,Fl. March 21, 2005, p.83.
  14. Schoell W, Kohlberger, P, Lambrou, N. Topical Treatment of High Grade Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia with Imiquimod and Cidofovir: A Pilot Study. Society of Gynecologic Investigation. 2004
  15. Lambrou N, Mutyala S, Pearson M, Tenney M, Wolfson A, Penalver M. Comparison of Complication Rates Associated with Chemoradiation Versus Radiation Alone in the Treatment of Invasive Cervical Cancer. American Radium Society. May, 2004.
  16. Garg R, Lambrou N, Reis I, Wu J, Almeida Z, Penalver M. Highly active antiretroviral therapy affects survival in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients with invasive cervical cancer. ACOG 52nd Annual Clinical Meeting. May  4, 2004
  17. Tenney M, Lambrou N, Wolfson A, Pearson M, Penalver M. Complication Rates Associated With Chemoradiation in the Treatment of Invasive Cervical Cancer. ACOG 52nd Annual Clinical Meeting. May  4, 2004
  18. E. Salom, R. Mirhashemi, N. Lambrou, Z. Almeida, F. Auguste. Topotecan and doxorubicin HCL liposome combination therapy in the treatment of recurrent/refractory ovarian cancer: A phase II study, Amaerican Society of Clinical Oncology, No. 1911,  2003.
  19. Lambrou N, Mirhashemi R, Beach H, Gomez O, Penalver M. Optimal surgical cytoreduction in patients with stage III and stage IV endometrial cancer: a study of survival and morbidity. Glaxo Smith Klein Gynecologic Oncology Fellows Forum, February, 2002.
  20. Mendez L, Almeida Z, Gomez O, Jhamb N, Ghurani G, Lambrou N, Salom E. “The Effect of Music Therapy and Guided Imagery on Postoperative Pain, Anxiety and Medication Use: A Prospective Randomized Study.”  Focused Plenary session at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 34th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, February, 2003
  21. Salom E, Schey D, Gomez O, Mendez L, Lambrou N, Almeida Z, Penalver M. “Incidental Appendectomies at the Time of Gynecolgic Procedures: A Case-Control Study.” Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 29th Annual Meeting, March 2003.
  22. Lambrou N, Mirhashemi R, Beach H, Ghurani G, Salom E, Gomez O, Penalver M. Optimal surgical cytoreduction in patients with advanced endometrial cancer:  a study of survival and morbidity. 13th International Meeting of the European Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (ESGO). Brussels, Belgium, April 6-10, 2003
  23. Lambrou N, Ezelle H, Croce C, Fernandez M, Perkins D, Barber G. The Generation of Human Papillomavirus-Like Particles Using a Recombinant Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Vector. Society of Gynecologic Oncologist 34th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, 34th Annual Meeting, February, 2003.
  24. Salom E, Mendez L, Lambrou N, Kamat A, Gomez O, Ghurani G, Mirhashemi R, Penalver M.  Bulky Stage IB2 Cervical Cancer: Feasability and Survival with Surgical Management vs Radiation Alone.  Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 29th Annual Meeting, March 2003.
  25. Mirhashemi R, Arena JF, Frudakis T, Lambrou N, Arboleda J, Hunt M, Medranda M, Averette H, Penalver M. Candidate gene in predicting in vivo ovarian cancer response to combination therapy with paraplatin and Paclitaxel. ScientificWorldJournal. 2002 Jan 2;2(1 Suppl 2):19-20.
  26. Lambrou N, Ghanji, Mirhashemi R. Papillary Squamous Carcinoma of the cervix: a histopathologic study. Glaxo Smith Klein Gynecologic Oncology Fellows Forum, February, 2001.
  27. Bristow R, Duska L, Lambrou N, Fishman E, O’Neill MJ, Trimble E, Montz FJ. A model for predicting surgical outcome in patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma.  Poster presentation at the SGO 31st Annual Meeting, February 2000.
  28. Lambrou N, Roshenfeckr D, Ural S, Vlahos N, Huang GH, Phelps J.  Accuracy and intraexaminer variability of simulated cervical dilatation and effacement measurements.  Poster presentation at the ACOG 46th Annual Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1998.