Division Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Dr. Anna Hoekstra is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Surgery. She is a Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist. She is employed with The West Michigan Cancer Center. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BS in Biology in June 1996. She also has a MS in Public Health from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health in June 1998. She earned her MD from Rush University Medical Center in June 2002. She completed a Residency in Gynecologic Oncology with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2004. She also completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in June 2006. She also completed a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in June 2009.
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecologic Oncology)
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Education and Training
- Fellowship 2009, Gynecologic Oncology, Northwestern University
- Residency 2006, Obstetrics and Gynceology, Advocate Illinois
- Residency 2004, Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- MD 2002, Rush University
- MPH 1998, Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
- BS 1996, Biology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- Gynecologic Oncology
Swayze E.J., Strzyzewski L., Avula P., Zebolsky A.L., Hoekstra A.V. The impact of expanding gynecologic oncology care to ovarian cancer patients in small cities and rural communities Gynecologic Oncology. 2021;161:852-857.
Chen A.Y., Sassic J.K., Mislmani M., Hoekstra A.V. High-dose palliative radiation therapy for solitary recurrence of ovarian cancer in the brain: A case report Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2020;65:320-324.
Chou J., Strzyzewski L., Timmers C., Hoekstra A. Cervical cancer recurrence presenting as abdominal wall mass and accompanying cellulitis Gynecologic Oncology Reports. 2020;33
Yost S., Konal J., Hoekstra A. Prolonged use of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in gynecologic malignancies Gynecologic Oncology Reports. 2019;29:89-93.
Sobecki-Rausch J., Winder A., Maniar K., Hoekstra A., Berry E., Novak K., Lurain J. Surgery and Platinum/Etoposide-Based Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. 2018;28:1117-1122.
Yost S., Hoekstra A. Cervical cancer in women over 65: An analysis of screening Gynecologic Oncology Reports. 2018;25:48-51.
Yost S., Bradish J., Grossheim L., Hoekstra A. Epithelioid angiosarcoma of the vulva: A case report Gynecologic Oncology Reports. 2017;21:91-93.
Chapman-Davis E., Hoekstra A.V., Rademaker A.W., Schink J.C., Lurain J.R. Treatment of nonmetastatic and metastatic low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia: Factors associated with resistance to single-agent methotrexate chemotherapy Gynecologic Oncology. 2012;125:572-575.
Diavolitsis V., Rademaker A., Lurain J., Hoekstra A., Strauss J., Small W. Clinical outcomes in international federation of gynecology and obstetrics Stage IA endometrial cancer with myometrial invasion treated with or without postoperative vaginal brachytherapy International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2012;84:415-419.
Lurain J., Chapman-Davis E., Hoekstra A., Schink J. Actinomycin D for methotrexate-failed low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2012;57:283-287.
Miller E., Hoekstra A., Lurain J. Trachelectomy Following Supracervical Hysterectomy Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. 2012;28:9-12.
Miller E., Hoekstra A., Hurteau J., Rodriguez G. Cardiac metastasis from poorly differentiated carcinoma of the cervix: A case report Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2010;55:78-80.
Hoekstra A., Hurteau J., Kirschner C., Rodriguez G. The combination of monthly carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel is highly active for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer Gynecologic Oncology. 2009;115:377-381.
Hoekstra A., Morgan J., Lurain J., Buttin B., Singh D., Schink J., Lowe M. Robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology: Impact on fellowship training Gynecologic Oncology. 2009;114:168-172.
Hoekstra A., Rodriguez G. Chemoprevention of Ovarian Cancer Cancer Treatment and Research. 2009;149:3-34.
Hoekstra A., Sefton E., Berry E., Lu Z., Hardt J., Marsh E., Yin P., Clardy J., Chakravarti D., Bulun S., Kim J. Progestins activate the AKT pathway in leiomyoma cells and promote survival Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2009;94:1768-1774.
Hoekstra A.V., Jairam-Thodla A., Rademaker A., Singh D.K., Buttin B.M., Lurain J.R., Schink J.C., Lowe M.P. The impact of robotics on practice management of endometrial cancer: Transitioning from traditional surgery International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. 2009;5:392-397.
Hoekstra A.V., Kim R.J., Small W., Rademaker A.W., Helenowski I.B., Singh D.K., Schink J.C., Lurain J.R. FIGO stage IIIC endometrial carcinoma: Prognostic factors and outcomes Gynecologic Oncology. 2009;114:273-278.
Lowe M., Hoekstra A., Jairam-Thodla A., Singh D., Buttin B., Lurain J., Schink J. A comparison of robot-assisted and traditional radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2009;3:19-23.
Morgan J., Hoekstra A., Chapman-Davis E., Hardt J., Kim J., Buttin B. Synuclein-γ (SNCG) may be a novel prognostic biomarker in uterine papillary serous carcinoma Gynecologic Oncology. 2009;114:293-298.
Hoekstra A., Kim J., Keh P., Schink J. Absence of progesterone receptors in a failed case of fertility-sparing treatment in early endometrial cancer: A case report Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2008;53:869-873.
Hoekstra A., Lurain J., Rademaker A., Schink J. Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia: Treatment outcomes Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008;112:251-258.
Hoekstra A., Ward E., Hardt J., Lurain J., Singh D., Buttin B., Schink J., Kim J. Chemosensitization of endometrial cancer cells through AKT inhibition involves FOXO1 Gynecologic Oncology. 2008;108:609-618.
Lurain J., Hoekstra A., Schink J. Results of treatment of patients with gestational trophoblastic neoplasia referred to the brewer trophoblastic disease Center after failure of treatment elsewhere (1979-2006) Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2008;53:535-540.
Ward E., Hoekstra A., Blok L., Hanifi-Moghaddam P., Lurain J., Singh D., Buttin B., Schink J., Kim J. The regulation and function of the Forkhead transcription factor, Forkhead box O1, is dependent on the progesterone receptor in endometrial carcinoma Endocrinology. 2008;149:1942-1950.
Hoekstra A., Kosinski A., Huh W. Hormonal contraception and false-positive cervical cytology: Is there an association? Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 2006;10:102-106.
Hoekstra A., Singh D., Garb M., Arekapudi S., Rademaker A., Lurain J. Participation of the general gynecologist in surgical staging of endometrial cancer: Analysis of cost and perioperative outcomes Gynecologic Oncology. 2006;103:897-901.
Hoekstra A., Doan T., Kosinski A., Dini M. Colouterine fistulas in elderly women: A report of 2 cases Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2005;50:796-800.
Hoekstra A.V., Riben M.W., Frumovitz M., Liu J., Ramirez P.T. Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the peritoneum: A pathological analysis and review of the literature Gynecologic Oncology. 2005;98:161-167.
Hoekstra A., Keh P., Lurain J. Placental site trophoblastic tumor: A review of 7 cases and their implications for prognosis and treatment Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2004;49:447-452.
Cooksey J., Kaur K., Matters M., Simone B., Chun E., Hoekstra A. Community health centers: Unrecognized partners in health professions education Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 1999;10:349-361.