Anne O’Meara is a gynecologic oncologist who is in full time practice at the University of Southern California/ LA County Hospital. She grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in a family of 6. Her father is a Philosophy professor, and her mother has a Masters in theology and works as a spiritual director. Anne pursued college and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago where she graduated with honors, and then completed her residency at UNC- Chapel Hill, and her fellowship at the University of Miami. Since completing her training in 1998, she has been on the faculty at UCLA School of Medicine for one year and now is an Assistant Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine for the last two years.
Her primary areas of focus in clinical practice are the surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers, palliative care medicine, and the care of indigent women with cancer. In addition to her career activities, she is active in several other organizations, both medical and non-medical. She has served on a medical mission in the Dominican Republic for Medical Ministries International. She has served as a peer reviewer for medical journals and is currently editing the gynecologic oncology issue of Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, American College of Surgeons, and the Committee of Concerned Scientists as well as Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles. Additionally, she serves on the Steering committee for the Young Advocates of Human Rights Watch-California and has an active interest in human rights and international peace and justice issues. Most recently, she served as a mercury expert/ physician educator in the Physicians for Social Responsibility project promoting awareness of Mercury toxicity and providing a mercury exchange program for local indigent care clinics in Los Angeles County.