Dr. Nick M. Spirtos
Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
3131 La Canada St., Suite 241
Las Vegas NV 89169
Work Phone: 702.693.6870
Nick M. Spirtos, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada, the largest group of gynecologic oncologists in the state. Dr. Spirtos is one of 18 physicians in his family and did his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Stanford University. He remained on the full-time and clinical faculty at Stanford from 1987 until he moved to Las Vegas in 2005. He served as the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine from 2005 until 2010 and now is an Adjunct Clinical Professor there.
Dr. Spirtos has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has written numerous chapters in internationally renowned textbooks. He serves on many editorial boards and was recently named the first American Editor of Bonney’s Textbook of Gynaecologic Surgery, which has been in continuous publication since 1911.
The Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada is also the only full-member institution in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) in Nevada and has been one of the leading institutions in this co-operative group. Dr. Spirtos serves as the Chairman of the Gynecologic Oncology Committee in the GOG as well as being a member of the Uterine Corpus Committee. He has previously served on the Ovarian Cancer Committee as well as the Membership Committee. On behalf of the GOG, Dr. Spirtos authored or co-authored almost every article in the field of minimally invasive surgery. He has developed many of the procedures used today in minimally invasive surgery and was one of the first gynecologic oncologists certified in robotic surgery. Along with Dr. Scott Eisenkop, Dr. Spirtos has written many of the landmark papers regarding the role of surgery in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer.
Recently he was named to the University Medical Center Advisory Board. He and the Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada were featured on 60 minutes due to their commitment to the care of patients who had lost their ability to be cared for by the County Hospital (UMC).
Dr. Spirtos has twins, Alexandra and Michael who are studying Medicine and Law respectively. Dr. Spirtos spends most of his time off writing, lecturing, or traveling with his family.