Meet Dr. Ivy

dr-joseph-ivy-mdDr. Joseph Ivy and his staff have two goals: to provide you with the best, most compassionate care possible, and to identify and provide the treatment that will lead to the best outcome.

Dr. Ivy is dedicated to providing compassionate, effective care for female cancer patients and their families. He passionately believes that cancer care should focus on providing the best possible quality of life and chance of recovery for his patients. To this end, he employs some of the most advanced surgical techniques currently available. The use of minimally invasive techniques whenever possible in his surgical practice means that his patients recover more quickly and experience less pain and discomfort than patients who undergo traditional open surgery. Dr. Ivy also utilizes the da Vinci® Surgical System, a form of advanced robotic technology, for more precise and safer procedures. His office partners with local providers for counseling, medical services and other needs of cancer patients and their families.

Dr. Ivy earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He completed his residency at Louisiana State University and went on to complete a Galloway Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. This additional training provided him with a great deal of experience treating and managing cancers. He practiced as a pelvic surgeon for three years prior to entering and completing his Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

On July 1st, 2013, Dr. Ivy partnered with Highlands Oncology Group, Northwest Arkansas’s premier cancer treatment center.

Publications, Presentations and Background

Dr. Ivy is first author or co-author on over a dozen articles. He has published in Gynecologic Oncology, the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer, the American Journal of Ob/Gyn and the Archives of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In October 2008, Dr. Ivy participated as a speaker at the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health: 39th Annual Autumn Seminar in Minneapolis with a presentation entitled “Approach to the Ovarian Mass.” In 2009, he was awarded a research grant for his novel work utilizing heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy in recurrent ovarian cancer. He is also an active member in the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.


Prior to entering the medical field, Dr. Ivy earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He is a native of Little Rock and in his leisure time, Dr. Ivy enjoys traveling, fly fishing, golf, snowboarding and spending time with his son.


University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bachelor of Arts – Chemistry
Summa Cum Laude

Medical School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Doctorate of Medicine
Little Rock, AR

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shreveport, LA

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shreveport, LA

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Galloway Fellowship
New York, NY

University of Minnesota
Gynecologic Oncology
Minneapolis, MN

Other Positions

Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery


Wyeth Research Award for “A Comparative Study: The Mechanical Performance of Non-Identical Sliding Knots to Parallel Sliding Knots Used in Pelvic Surgery”


American Medical Association
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists