Brenda M. May,DO, FACOOG


Gynecologic Oncologist

4.4 (46 Ratings)

7 Reviews
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CTCA Atlanta
Primary specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
Medical school: Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA

Obstetrics & Gynecology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Pinnacle Memorial Hospital, York, PA


Gynecologic Oncology - Wellspan York Hospital, York, PA


Obstetrics and Gynecology – American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

A gynecologic oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, Dr. Brenda M. May is dedicated to caring for patients with gynecologic malignancies. She provides cancer treatment options to patients with gynecologic cancers including ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal and vulvar.

Dr. May joined CTCA® in July 2019. A board-certified physician by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with subspecialty fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology by the American College of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Osteopathic Association, Dr. May focuses on the needs of the whole patient. Dr. May has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, and is excited about the advancement of immunotherapy for cancer treatment.

“I firmly believe that as physicians, we should always treat the patient, not the disease,” says Dr. May. “My goal is to treat each patient with kindness, dignity and respect and to provide prompt, compassionate and thoughtful care.”

Dr. May received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California. She then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. Dr. May completed a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California. Following medical school, she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and served as chief resident at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Pinnacle Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. Dr. May also completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Wellspan York Hospital Wellspan in York, Pennsylvania.

Dr. May is an active member of several professional organizations including the Society for Gynecologic Oncology, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has worked in a variety of health care settings and is interested in clinical research.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. May enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Together they are avid equestrians. They breed, train and show warmblood hunter/jumper horses and ponies. When not at work or in the barn, Dr. May is most likely to be found in the kitchen experimenting with new culinary recipes.

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Jul 2, 2020


"Dr May is nice I like her,but [...]."
Jun 30, 2020


"Dr Brenda May and NP [...] could not have done a better job!! They have always taken their time to explain step by step what could and will happen. These two human beings are fascinating and incredible."
Jun 30, 2020


"One Facetime visit with Medical oncologist. No further communication. It has been 2 weeks since the initial work up. Pet scan done week before last, biopsy done last week. I received results via portal of Pet scan by requesting them, biopsy results available for 4 days now and still no word from my treatment team. This is unacceptable. Very poor response here. I expected more from this center."
Jun 14, 2020


"Very thorough in her explanations. Showed interest in patient's desires."
Jun 3, 2020


"I have every confidence in Dr. May and [...], NP. They are very caring and supportive."
May 14, 2020


"Very pleased with oncologist Brenda May"
Mar 3, 2020


"Dr. Mays did a wonderful job."