Lauren Bollinger, MD

Gynecologic Oncology


Lauren Bollinger, MD

Gynecologic Oncology



  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Medical School

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


  • Residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 


  • Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Primary Location

Minneapolis Clinic
910 E 26th St , Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 884-6300

Areas of Special Interest

  • Minimally invasive surgery (Robotic, Single-site and Laparoscopic)
  • Clinical trials
  • Survivorship
  • Gynecologic cancer prevention
  • Health equity
  • Global health


Philosophy of Care

Everyone should have access to equitable, honest and compassionate healthcare. I strive to provide the care that I would expect for myself, family members and friends. Every patient is an individual with unique needs – your cancer diagnosis does not define you and it’s important to know that your healthcare team is on the journey with you to provide support and comprehensive care.



Thomaier L, Aase D, Vogel RI, Parsons H, Sadak KT, Teoh DK. HPV vaccination coverage for pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors receiving care in a childhood cancer survivorship program 

Prev Med Rep. 2022 Sep 7;29:101972.   Stenzel A, Vogel RI, Thomaier L, Jewett P, Brown K, Keller C, Blaes A, Teoh D, Girard A. A cross-sectional study examining the association between satisfaction with sex life and psychosocial quality of life among gynecologic oncology survivors. Submitted for publication

Stenzel A, Thomaier L, Jewett P, Dona A, Brown K, Gotlieb R, Blaes A, Teoh D, Vogel RI. Interactions between physical activity and type of cancer treatment received on associations with psychosocial outcomes among gynecologic cancer survivors. Gynecol Oncol. 2022 Jul;166(1):85-89

Thomaier L, Darst B, Jewell P, Hoffmann C, Brown K, Makaram A, Argenta P, Teoh D, Blaes A, Vogel R. Genetic variants predictive of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms in gynecologic cancer survivors. Gynecologic Oncology. 2021 Oct 18

Schefter, A, Thomaier L, Jewett P, Brown K, Blaes A, Teoh DK, Vogel, RI. Cross-sectional study of differences in psychosocial well-being between non-heterosexual and heterosexual gynecologic cancer survivors. Cancer Rep. 2021 May 31;e1461.  

Messelt, A, Thomaier L, Jewett P, Lee H, Teoh DK, Everson-Rose S, Blaes A, Vogel, RI. Comparison of emotional health by diagnosis among women with early stage gynecological cancers. Gynecologic Oncology. 2020 Dec 28;S0090-8258(20)34222-0.

Thomaier L, Teoh DK, Jewett P, Beckwith H, Parsons H, Yuan J, Blaes A, Lou E, Hui J, Vogel RI. Emotional Health Concerns of Oncology Physicians in the United States: Fallout During the COVID-19 Pandemic. PLoS One. 

Lou E, Teoh D, Brown K, Blaes A, Holtan SG, Jewett P, Parsons H, Mburu EW, Thomaier L, Hui JYC, Nelson HH, Vogel RI. Perspectives of Cancer Patients and Their Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic. PLoS One. 2020 Oct 30;15(10):e0241741.

Hui J, Yuan J, Teoh DK, Thomaier L, Jewett, P, Beckwith H, Parsons H, Lou E, Blaes A, Vogel RI. Cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: results from a national physician cross-sectional survey. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 Aug 25.  

Thomaier L, Jewell P, Brown K, Gotlieb R, Teoh D, Blaes A, Argenta P, Vogel R. The associations between physical activity, neuropathy symptoms and health-related quality of life among gynecologic cancer survivors. Gynecologic Oncology. 2020 Aug;158(2):361-365. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.05.026. Epub 2020 Jun 1.  

Winterhoff B, Thomaier L, Mullany S, Powell MA. Molecular characterization of endometrial cancer and therapeutic implications. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Feb;32(1):76-83.

Thomaier L, Jager L, Stone R, Wethington S, Fader A, Tanner EJ. Risk of empty lymph node packets in sentinel lymph node mapping for endometrial cancer using indocyanine green. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Mar;29(3):513-517

Chen GC, Cox J, Yuan C, Thomaier L, Dutta S. Knowledge of pelvic floor disorders in women seeking primary care: a cross-sectional study. BMC Family Practice.  2019 May 23;20(1):70

Thomaier L, Orlando M, Abernethy M, Paka C, Chen CG. Laparoscopic and robotic skills are transferable in a simulation setting: a randomized controlled trial. Surgical Endoscopy.  2017 Aug;31(8):3279-3285.  

Orlando M, Thomaier L, Abernethy M, Chen CG. Retention of laparoscopic and robotic skills among medical students: a randomized controlled trial. Surgical Endoscopy. 2017 Aug;31(8):3306-3312. Epub 2017 Jan.

Mainigi M, Rosenzweig J, Lei J, Mensah V, Thomaier L, Talbot C, Olalere D, Ord T, Rozzah R, Johnston M, Burd I. Peri-implantation hormonal milieu: Elucidating mechanisms of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Reprod Sci. 2016 Jun;23(6):785-94. Epub 2015 Nov 26.

Berli J, Thomaier L, Quinones A, Huang J, Lim M, Weingart J, Brem H, Gordon C. Immediate single stage cranioplasty following calvarial resection for benign and malignant neoplasms using a custom craniofacial implant. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015 Jul; 26(5): 1456-62.

Thakkar R, Thomaier L, Qazi U, Verde F, Malas M. Limitation of imaging in identifying iatrogenic aortic coarctation following TEVAR. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2015 Apr; 29(3): 594.e11-6. Epub 2015 Jan 28. 


  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
  • International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)

Surgery Locations

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital


I was born and raised on the East Coast and completed my education and medical training in Baltimore, MD. My husband is from the Twin Cities, and I fell in love with the people and lifestyle in the Midwest - we are thrilled to call Minneapolis home. I love spending time outdoors with my family and our energetic Labrador, Ollie. We love traveling to National Parks and abroad, hiking, biking, running and enjoying all the wonderful restaurants in the Twin Cities.