Dr. Plaxe is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American College of Surgeons. He is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and is Principal Investigator at UC San Diego for Gynecologic Oncology Group studies.He received the Ralphael Durfee Physician of the Year Award from the Thrivers' Network in 1997 and has been nationally recognized for excellence in residency education.Dr. Plaxe is widely published in medical journals in the field of gynecologic oncology and is active in a number of professional organizations related to his specialty.U.S. News & World Report has ranked Dr. Plaxe in the top 1% of OB/GYN physicians in the nation.