Fidel A. Valea, MD

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Residency Program, Department of OB-GYN
Department / Division:
Obstetrics/Gynecology / Gynecology Oncology
Address:
DUMC 3079
Durham, NC 27710
Appointment Telephone:
919-684-3765
Office Telephone:
919-684-4808
Fax:
919-684-8719
Training:
  • MD, Stony Brook University Medical Center School of Medicine (New York), 1985
Residency:
  • General Surgery, UNC Hospitals, 1985-1987
  • OB-GYN, UNC Hospitals, 1987-1990
Fellowship:
  • Gynecologic Oncology, UNC Hospitals, 1990-1992
Clinical Interests:
Postoperative surgical management, laparoscopic cancer surgery, pre-invasive disease of the lower female genital tract, cervical cancer, robotic surgery
Research Interests:
Cervical Cancer.
HPV infections and preinvasive disease of the cervix, vagina and vulva.
Perioperative management of the surgical patient.
Minimally invasive surgery including Robotics.
Resident and Fellow graduate education.
Simulation training for residents in obstetrics and gynecology.
Representative Publications:
  • Havrilesky, LJ; Cragun, JM; Calingaert, B; Alvarez Secord, A; Valea, FA; Clarke-Pearson, DL; Berchuck, A; Soper, JT. The prognostic significance of positive peritoneal cytology and adnexal/serosal metastasis in stage IIIA endometrial cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. 2007;104:401-405.  Abstract
  • Valea, FA. Human papillomavirus testing for precancerous lesions of the cervix. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2007;68:127-129.  Abstract
  • Pearl, ML; Frandina, M; Mahler, L; Valea, FA; DiSilvestro, PA; Chalas, E. A randomized controlled trial of a regular diet as the first meal in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing intraabdominal surgery. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002;100:230-234.  Abstract
  • Pearl, ML; McCauley, DL; Thompson, J; Mahler, L; Valea, FA; Chalas, E. A randomized controlled trial of early oral analgesia in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing intra-abdominal surgery. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002;99:704-708.  Abstract
  • Pearl, ML; Valea, FA; Fischer, M; Mahler, L; Chalas, E. A randomized controlled trial of early postoperative feeding in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing intra-abdominal surgery. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1998;92:94-97.  Abstract
  • Pearl, ML; Valea, FA; Fischer, M; Chalas, E. A randomized controlled trial of postoperative nasogastric tube decompression in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing intra-abdominal surgery. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1996;88:399-402.  Abstract