Lisa C. Flowers, MD - Associate Professor

Lisa Flowers

Gynecologic Specialties


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Education & Training   


Medical Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MD, 1992

Residency: Magee-Women's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1996

Fellowship (partial): University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, 1999 

Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001

 
Society & Professional Memberships  


•  Associate Member, American Association for Cancer Research
•  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
•  Fellow, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
•  Junior Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  National Medical Association
•  National Hispanic Medical Association 

 
Awards and Honors


•  Latino Health Excellence Award, Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, 2012
•  Unsung Heroine Award, Center for Women at Emory, 2012
•  Excellence in Teaching, Emory University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2010
•  Leadership Atlanta Fellow, 2010
•  American Academy of Family Physicians Recognition as Active Teacher in Family Medicine, 2009
•  Golden Apple Teaching Award, Emory University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2009, 2004-2006
•  "The Center for Black Women's Wellness" Health Trailblazer Award, 2009
•  Women in Government's Presidential Leadership Award for Medicine, 2009
•  "We Are Emory" 100 Emory Community Builders Award, 2009
•  Dean's Faculty Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2006-2007
•  National Faculty Award, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006
•  National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Fellow, 2004
•  Best Gynecology Attending Award, Emory University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2000
•  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1997 

I See Patients At


Emory Clinic, Emory University Campus
Bldg A, 4th Floor
1365 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404−778−3401
Directions and Map 
Grady Women's Health Center
Phone: 404−616−4646 


Academic


Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr SE; Room 351
Atlanta, GA 30303

Clinical


•  Abnormal pap tests
•  Treatment of cervical dysplasia
•  Colposcopy and anoscopy 


Research


•  Complementary and alternative medicine for HPV related disease
•  HPV and cervical cancer educational programs
•  Ovarian cancer surveillance for women with breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA 1 and 2

Selected Peer-Review Articles


Nguyen ML, Flowers L. Cervical cancer screening in immunocompromised women. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;40(2):339-57. PMID: 23732035

Twiggs LB, Chakhtoura NA, Ferris DG, Flowers LC, Winter ML, Sternfeld DR, Lashgari M, Burnett AF, Raab SS, Wilkinson EJ.Multimodal hyperspectroscopy as a triage test for cervical neoplasia: Pivotal clinical trial results. Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Jul;130(1):147-51. PMID:23591399

Julia W. Gargano, Rosane A. Nisenbaum, Daisy R. Lee, Mack T. Ruffin IV, Martin Steinau, Ira R. Horowitz, Lisa C. Flowers, Talaat T. Tadros, George Birdsong, Mujtaba Husain, Elizabeth R.  Unger. Age-group Differences in Human Papillomavirus Types and Cofactors for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 3 Among Women Referred to Colposcopy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:111-121, 2012.

Li-Nien CHIEN, Ph. D, E. Kathleen ADAMS, Ph. D, Lisa C. FLOWERS, MD. Treating  Cervical Cancer: Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act Patients. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jun;204(6):533.e1-8, 2011.

Patel DA, Unger ER, Walline H, Opipari AW, Lee DR, Flowers LC, Ruffin MT. Lack of HPV 16 and 8 detection in serum of colposcopy clinic patients. J Clin Virol 50:342-344, 2011. 

Levi Downs, M.D., Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., M.P.H., Mark H. Einstein M.S., M.D., Yvonne Collins, M.D., Lisa Flowers, M.D. Overcoming the Barriers to HPV Vaccination in High-Risk Populations in the U.S. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Jun;117(3):486-90.

Lisa Flowers, M.D. Science and Community: Putting a Dent in Cervical Cancer Disparities. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association. Vol. 105, No 7 Pages 226-227, 2009. 

Krystal N. Madden, BS, Lisa Flowers, MD, Ritu Salani, MD, Ira Horowitz, MD, Sanjay Logani, MD, Kevin Kowalski, MD, Jun Xie, PhD,  Sulma I. Mohammed, DVM, MS, PhD. Proteomics-based Approach to Elucidate the Mechanism of Antitumor Effect Curcumin in Cervical Cancer. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids. Volume 80, Issue 1, January 2009, pages 9-18. 

Serban Negoita, MD, MPH, Baozhen Qiao, MD, PhD, Lisa C. Flowers, MD, Donatus U. Ekwueme, PhD, Jovanka N. Harrison, PhD. Distribution of Treatment for HPV-Related Neoplasms Prior to Prophylactic Vaccine. Cancer Volume 113, Issue 10, pages 2926-2935.

Appathurai Balamurugan MD, MPH, Mona Saraiya MD, MPH , Faruque Ahmed MD, PhD Carol Kosary PhD, Molly Schwenn MD, Lori A. Pollack MD, MPH,  Vilma Cokkinides PhD, Lisa Flowers MD. .Potential Role of Human Papilloma Virus in the Development of Subsequent Primary In Situ and Invasive Cancers among Cervical Cancer survivors. Cancer Volume 113, Issue 10, pages 2919-2925.

Margaret Watson, MPH, Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH, Vicki Benard, PhD, Steven S. Coughlin, PhD, MPH, Lisa Flowers, MD, Vilma Cokkinides, PhD, Molly Schwenn, MD, Youjie Huang, MD, MPH, Anna Giuliano, PhD. Burden of Cervical Cancer in the United States, 1998-2003. Cancer Volume 113, Issue 10, pages 2855-2864.

Levi Downs, Jennifer Smith, Isabel Scarinci, Lisa Flowers, Groesbeck P. Parham. The Disparity of Cervical Cancer in Diverse Populations. Gynecologic Oncology: vol 109 S22-S30, May 2008. 

Cummins JE, Guarner J, Flowers L, Guenthner PC, Bartlett J, Morken T, Grohskopf LA, Paxton L, Dezzutti CS. Preclinical testing of candidate topical microbicides for anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 activity and tissue toxicity in a human cervical explant culture. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy:  51(5): 1770-1779, 2007.

DeSantis T, Chakhtoura N, Twiggs L, Ferris D, Lashgari M, Flowers L, Faupel M, Bambot S, Raab S, Wilkinson E. Spectroscopic imaging as a triage test for cervical disease: a prospective multicenter clinical trial. J Low Genit Tract Dis: 11(1):18-24, 2007. 

Steinau M, Rajeevan MS, Lee DR, Ruffin MT, Horowitz IR, Flowers LC, Tadros T, Birdsong G, Husain M, Kmak DC, Longton GM, Vernon SD, Unger ER. “Evaluation of RNA markers for early detection of cervical neoplasia in exfoliated cervical cells” Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev: 16:295-301, 2007. 

Kirma N, Hammes LS, Liu Y,  Nair HB, Valente PT, Kumar S, Flowers LC, Tekmal RR. Elevated expression of the oncogene c-fms and its ligand, the macrophage colony-stimulating factor-1, in cervical cancer and the role of transforming growth factor-β1 in inducing c-fms expression. Clinical Cancer Research. 67(5):1 – 9, 2007.

Huang RP, Yang W, Yang D, Flowers LC, Horowitz IR, Cao X, Huang R. The Promise of cytokine antibody arrays in drug discovery process. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 9(3): 601-615, 2005.

Nair H B, Luthra R, Kirma N, Liu YG, Flowers L, Evans D, Tekmal RR. Induction of Aromatase Expression in Cervical Carcinomas: Effects of Endogenous Estrogen on Cervical Cancer Cell Proliferation” Cancer Research. 65(23):11164-11173, 2005. 

Rajeevan MS, Swan DC, Nisenbaum RA, Lee DR, Vernon SD, Ruffin MT, Horowitz IR, Flowers LC, Kmak D, Tadros T, Birdsong G, Husain M, Srivastava S, Unger ER. Epidemiologic and Viral Factors Associated with Cervical Neoplasia in HPV 16-Positive Women. International Journal of Cancer. 115: 114-120, 2005. 

Huang R, Lin Y, Flowers L, Lisoukov H, Wang Q, Shi Q, Horowitz IR,  Parthasarathy S,  Huang R.  Molecular profiling of circulating cytokine levels in human ovarian cancer patients. Cancer Genomics and Proteomics: 1: 23-32, 2004.

Huang R, Lin Y, Shi Q, Flowers L, Ramachandran S, Horowitz I, Parthasarathy S, Huang R. Enhanced protein profiling arrays with ELISA-based amplification for high throughput molecular changes of tumor patient’s plasma. Clinical Cancer Research: 10:598-609, 2004.

Latimer J J, Nazir T, Flowers LC,  Fortenza M J,  Beaudry-Rodgers K CM,  Conte JA, Shestak K, Kanbour-Shakir A, Grant SG. Unique tissue-specific level of DNA nucleotide excision repair in primary human mammary epithelial cultures. Experimental Cell Research: 291: 111-121, 2003.

Han S, Inoue H, Flowers LC, Sidell N. Control of COX-2 gene expression through peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma (PPAR ) in human cervical cancer cells. Clinical Cancer Research:9:4627-4635, 2003.

Solomon D, Davey D, MD, Kurman R, MD, Moriarty A, O'Connor D, Prey M,  Raab S, Sherman M, Wilbur D, Wright T Jr, Young N, the Forum Group Members (Dr. Lisa Flowers) and the Bethesda 2001 Workshop. The 2001 Bethesda System: Terminology for Reporting Results of Cervical Cytology. JAMA: 287(16):2114-9, 2002.

Song M, Ramaswamy S, Ramachandran S, Flowers, LC, Horowitz IR, Rock JA, Parthasarathy S. Angiogenic role for glycodelin in tumorigenesis. PNAS:98 (16):9265-9270, 2001.

Horowitz IR, Cho C, Song M, Flowers LC, Santanam N, Parthasarathy S, Ramachandran S. Increased glycodelin levels in gynecological malignancies. Int J Gynecol Cancer:11:173-179, 2001.

Davis AT, Chakraborty H, Flowers L, Mosunjac MB. Cervical dysplasia in women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): A correlation with HIV viral load and CD4+ count. Gynecol Oncol: 80:350-354, 2001.

Published Chapters and Monographs


Duong T, Flowers LC. Vulvo-Vaginal Cancers: Risks, Evaluation, Prevention and Early Detection. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America: 34(4):783-802, 2007.   

Birdsong G, Husain M, Faison T, Ferris DG, Fetterman B, Flowers LC, Friedlander MA, Gagnon M, Gallo LN, Medley G. Cervicovaginal Cytology Based on the Papanicolaou Technique; Approved Guideline 3rd Edition. August 2007.

Flowers L. Colposcopy. In: Bieber, Sanfillipo, Horowitz (eds).  Clinical Gynecology, Elsevier Science, Philadelphia, PA.  Chapter 12, pp 145-158, 2006.

Flowers LC, McCall MA. Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America: 28(4):667-684, 2001.

Published and Accepted Research Articles


Flowers LC, Mitchell KJ. Home study Course: Winter 2009. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease.

Flowers LC, Mitchell KJ. Home study Course: Spring 2007. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease:11(2): 123-126, 2007.

Flowers LC, Mitchell KJ.  Case Studies in Colposcopy: February 2007. Online www.asccp.org 

Flowers LC, Tadros TS. Home study course: Winter 2003. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: 7(1): 53-57, 2003.

Flowers LC, Tadros TS. Home study course: Fall 2002. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: 6(4): 247-253, 2002.

Flowers LC. “Cancer of the cervix: a preventable cancer in women” Guest Editor for February 2002 Issue Healthy Women Today: A Newsletter from the National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC)

Flowers LC. A Powerful Problem. The Winship Report Winter 2001

Television Broadcasts


Other Uses for Oral Contraception Pills: CNN February 25, 2012

Health risks of living with a cheater: Dr. Oz Show February 9, 2010

A Womens’ Place: Cervical Cancer and HPV Disease. Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc., 2009

The Rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases: 2008 CDC report. Fox 5 News, Atlanta GA.

Rates of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in older women: 2008 CDC report. Fox 5 News, Atlanta GA.

Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in young women: 2008 CDC report. Fox 5 News, Atlanta GA.

Con Amor Aprendemos, With Love We Learn: Univision Channel 34, 2008

Cervical Cancer and HPV: Univision Channel 34, 2008

Osteoporosis: CNN 30/40/50, CNN Medical, 2007

Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Fox News, 2007

HPV and Cervical Cancer: CNN Headline News, 2006