DrHetzelDr. Amy Alexander

Dr. Alexander completed her undergraduate education at Harvard University and received her medical education at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Magee-Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Northwestern University. She is trained in advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures for gynecologic malignancies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the beauty of western North Carolina.

Dr.TimVanderkwaakDr. Tim Vanderkwaak

Dr. Vanderkwaak is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He completed a research fellowship in gene therapy and a clinical fellowship in gynecologic oncology. He is an Investigator for the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and he is the division director of gynecologic oncology for the MAHEC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Vanderkwaak enjoys time with his wife, Michelle, and four children. He also enjoys hiking, biking, and camping, as well as church activities.

DrBlairHarknessDr. Blair Harkness

Dr. Harkness joined Hope in July, 2006. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mountain Area Health Education Center and his fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in gynecologic oncology and has a special interest in clinical research for women’s cancers. Dr. Harkness and his wife, Ursula, are proud parents of twin girls.

DrCaseDr. Ashley Case

Dr. Case is a native of North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both undergraduate studies and medical school. She then completed residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Washington University in St. Louis. She was proud to return to North Carolina in August 2009 at which time she joined Hope. Dr. Case is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology as well as a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncologists, American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Dr. Case has special interests in clinical research for women's cancers, genetic predisposition to gynecologic cancer, and complex pelvic surgery. She is trained in minimally invasive surgery utilizing laparoscopy and the DaVinci surgical system in the surgical management of gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Case is married with three children and enjoys snow skiing, reading, running and spending time with her wonderful family.

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