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Dr. Joseph Santoso, Gynecologic Oncologist

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Joseph Santoso, MD, FACOG

Gynecologic Oncology
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Uterine Cancer
7945 Wolf River Blvd. Memphis, TN 38138
Phone: 901.683.0055
1588 Union Ave.Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901.683.0055
Joseph T. Santoso, MD, FACOG, is a Gynecologic Oncologist at West Cancer Center.

Titles and Roles

* Gynecologic Oncologist, West Cancer Center
* Director and Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Areas of Expertise

* Gynecologic Oncology


Dr. Santoso is Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology. He performs radical cancer surgeries as well non-invasive surgeries (robotic and laparoscopic). He sees patients at West Cancer Center’s Humphreys and Midtown locations. In addition to treating patients at West Cancer Center, Dr. Santoso serves as Director and Professor of the Gynecologic Oncology Division at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He helps train future physicians and has been awarded multiple awards for his excellence in teaching by his students, medical schools, and The Association of Professors of Gynecologists & Obstetrics. He seeks to instill a “burning passion to exceed expectations.” As part of their training, resident physicians and medical students work with Dr. Santoso in caring for patients.

Patients, nurses and students describe Dr. Santoso as being compassionate and kind-hearted. Dr. Santoso has been recognized by Memphis Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Memphis” because of his commitment to patient care. Dr. Santoso spends most of day either taking care of patients or working at home on research projects and reading inspiring books. Although he enjoys cooking and gardening, he claims that he is not very good at either but keeps trying to improve. At home, he is an amateur handyman, which explains why you may find him wandering around at a local Home Depot occasionally.

Education and Training

Dr. Joseph Santoso earned his Medical Degree from the University of California-Davis, after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of California-Davis in Sacramento, California, as well as a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. His interest in caring for patients with cancer led him to complete an additional Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas.


Memphis Top Docs, Memphis Magazine, 2011, 2014, 2015
Roy M. Pitkin Award best paper published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014
Outstanding Teacher, Board of Governors UT Alumni – Knoxville, 2013
Outstanding Teacher, University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis Alumni Association, 2013
Golden Apple Award, “The best departmental faculty teaching award”, University of Tennessee, School of Medicine, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2015
Outstanding Attending, “The highest faculty teaching award given by the graduating medical students”, University of Tennessee, School of Medicine, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award 2009: Humanism in Medicine
Excellent Teaching Award – The Association of Professors of Gynecologic Obstetrics, 1991 & 2003
Top doctors, US News & World Report, 2011


Dr. Santoso has a long standing research career. Most recently, he was involved in research concerning:
* Computed tomography adnexal mass score to estimate risk for ovarian cancer
The effect of ovarian imaging on the clinical interpretation of a multivariate index assay
* Risk factors for anal intraepithelial neoplasia in women with genital dysplasia.


Dr. Santoso has published many articles, most recently appearing in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

To view Dr. Santoso's most recent publications, click here.