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As our community continues to change and grow, Methodist Hospital is working diligently to remain a provider of outstanding clinical services, and to remain a leader in Southern California healthcare. 

The opening of our GYN Oncology Institute enables Methodist Hospital to enhance the services we offer and reaffirms our commitment to providing high-quality care to the greater San Gabriel Valley.

The GYN Oncology Institute will feature updated technology in two large procedure rooms, an exam room, a private family consultation room and a large, family-centered waiting room. The atmosphere is designed to be welcoming for both patients and family members.


Alan Schlaerth, MD, one of San Gabriel Valley’s most talented and respected GYN oncologists, will lead the new institute, located on the south end of the hospital campus. Dr. Schlaerth brings over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of effective treatment and outstanding patient care, specializing in women’s health needs.

In addition to housing Dr. Schlaerth’s practice, the institute will provide multiple services – examinations, consultations and certain outpatient procedures – for women with GYN cancers and other disorders.

A Pasadena native, Dr. Schlaerth has served patients in the San Gabriel Valley for many years. Before relocating his practice to Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, Dr. Schlaerth operated an office in Pasadena since 2006.

Dr. Schlaerth attended medical school at the University of Southern California, completing his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Schlaerth’s clinical interests include advanced laparoscopy in the management of gynecologic malignancies and the incorporation of maximal surgical effort in achieving complete tumor cyto-reduction in advanced stage ovarian carcinoma. He is well trained to perform minimally invasive procedures for treating women with various GYN cancers, particularly ovarian cancer.

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