Our Providers

Cassie Albertin, MD

Biography

About Me:

I grew up outside of Milwaukee, but for most of my adult life I have called the Twin Cities home. When I am not working I love to travel to exotic locations where I am always looking for an excuse to scuba dive. My favorite adventures closer to home include spending time with friends and family, enjoying cycling, rock climbing, or grabbing a good meal. I also try to spoil my two cats, Max and Tanuki, as much as possible.

 

Education:

Upon completing a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in Psychology, Life Sciences, and Spanish at the University of Minnesota, I began my medical education at University of Wisconsin at Madison. I couldn’t be gone from the Cities for too long, so I returned to the University of Minnesota for my residency.

 

Why I Went Into This Field:

I chose the field of obstetrics and gynecology because it is an area of medicine that combines my varied interests. While in medical school I found that I was drawn to surgery, but I also had a desire to get to know and truly build relationships with my patients. On an average day I am able to help my patients achieve their health goals and treatment through counseling, surgery, and procedures. I have specific interests in general obstetrics, management of vulvar dermatoses, and complex contraception. Most of of all, I look forward to helping empower women to be active participants in caring for their own health.

 

Publications and Presentations:

  • Albertin C, Connor J, Al-Niaimi A. Malignant transformation of a cystic teratoma into an angiosarcoma: A case and review of the treatment literature. Poster session presented at: The 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. 2012, Oct 13-16. Vancouver, Canada.

 

  • Albertin C, Connor J, Al-Niaimi A. Malignant transformation of a cystic teratoma into an angiosarcoma: A case and review of the treatment literature. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. 2012; 22(8 Suppl 3): E252.

 

  • Albertin C, Johnson KA, Connor JP, Al-Niaimi AN. Angiosarcoma originating from an ovarian mature teratoma, a rare disease with complex treatment modalities. Gynecologic Oncology Case Reports. August 2013; 5:31–33. PMID: 24371690

 

  • Albertin C, Uppal S, Al-Niaimi A, Seo S, Hinshaw JL, Hartenbach EM. Clinical factors predictive of postoperative pulmonary embolism in gynecologic cancer patients. Poster presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) conference. 2013, March 9-12. Los Angeles, CA.

 

  • Shojaei H, Albertin C, Schaus A, Al-Niaimi A. Painful cellular angiofibroma of the vulva: Case report. OA Case Reports 2013, Sep 10; 2(10):91.

 

  • Albertin CL, Uppal S, Al-Niaimi A, Seo S, Hinshaw JL, Hartenbach EM. Thrombocytosis is predictive of postoperative pulmonary embolism in gynecologic cancer patients. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015, July 25(6):1096-101. PMID 26098091

 

  • E. Dickson, J. Karnowski, S. Saha, C. Albertin, A. McNally, A. Al-Niaimi. Perioperative use of beta blockers improves overall survival in patients with ovarian cancer: A multii-institutional study. Poster presentation presented at the15th biennial meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. 2014, November 8-11. Melbourne, Australia.

 

  • E. Dickson, J. Karnowski, S. Saha, C. Albertin, A. McNally, A. Al-Niaimi. Perioperative β blockade improves overall survival in patients with ovarian cancer. Abstract presented at the SGO 2015 Annual Meeting. 2015, March 28-31. Chicago, IL, USA

 

  • M. Richards, C. Albertin, A. Priebe, R. Miller. Refractory juvenile catamenial pneumothorax: A case report and brief literature review. Poster presentation at the 30th NASPAG Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 2016, April 7-9. Toronto, Canada

 

  • M. Richards, C. Albertin, A. Priebe, R. Miller. Refractory juvenile catamenial pneumothorax: A case report and brief literature review. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology. 2015, April 29 (2): 187.
  • Al-Niami, E. Dickson, C. Albertin, J. Karnowski, C. Niemi, R. Spencer, M.M. Shahzad, S. Uppal, S. Saha, L. Rice, A. McNally. The impact of perioperative β blocker use on patient outcomes after primary cytoreductive surgery in high-grade epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Gynecologic Oncology. 2016 Dec;143(3):521-525. PMID 27693123