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Charles S. Dietrich, III, MD

| 4.89 out of 5
39 ratings | 10 comments
Dr. Charles S. Dietrich, III
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  • Gynecologic Cancer Team
  • Conditions treated

    A wide range of gynecologic conditions and cancers, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical and vulvar vaginal cancers
  • About

    Charles S. Dietrich III, MD, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UK.

    Dietrich is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and in the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology. He joined the UK Markey Cancer Center Division of Gynecologic Oncology after retiring as a colonel from the U.S. Army. During his military career, he served as a general surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom and as a battalion surgeon during Operation New Dawn.

    Dietrich’s interests include novel treatments for gynecologic malignancies, robotic surgery and humanitarian missions. He recently co-led a medical mission to Bangladesh to support USAID efforts to eradicate fistula in the South Asian country.

    Dietrich holds an appointment as associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology in the UK College of Medicine. His primary research focus is on HPV genotypes in cervical cancer patients from geographically remote regions, ovarian cancer screening and novel ovarian cancer treatments.

    He is active in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and is a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Personal Statement

    I have been a practicing gynecologic oncologist since 2006, and I am thrilled to be back at the University of Kentucky. I was drawn to gynecologic oncology because it allows for a highly personalized approach – one physician directs both the surgical and medical aspects of cancer treatment while working with a multidisciplinary team. When patients come to see me, my goal is to partner with them as we navigate through treatment options and to provide state-of-the-art cancer care.

    Faculty Rank

    Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine


    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii


    Gynecological Oncology, University of Kentucky

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology

  • Procedures performed

    • Cancer-staging procedures
    • Complex hysterectomy
    • Oophorectomy
    • Radical pelvic dissection
    • Robot-assisted laparoscopic procedures
    • Tumor cytoreductive surgery
  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.89 out of 5
    39 ratings |10 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    May, 2019
    the doctor called me after I had been released from the hospital and was at home recovering. That was a pleasant surprise and a personal touch that made me feel important. As I know he has several patients.

    May, 2019
    I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Dietrich! He performed an emergency ovarian torsion surgery on me while I was pregnant, and he helped keep me and baby safe. While I was recovering in the hospital, Dr. Dietrich checked on me both days and made sure to answer all our questions. He even returned to my room to make sure I had his business card in case I had follow-up questions. He has always been kind and courteous and has never made us feel like we are imposing on his time. Although I had hoped to never need this type of surgery, I would recommend Dr. Dietrich and his staff to anyone. Thank you for such great care!

    March, 2019
    All was good!

    February, 2019
    *Dr. Dietrich, his office staff and all 11th floor staff were the best we could ever as for! Amazing.

    February, 2019
    Everyone was helpful and nice.

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