Dr. Maxwell is currently Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Co-Director of the Department of Defense (DOD) Gynecologic Cancer Translational Research Center, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and at Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Research Director of the Fellowship of Gynecologic Oncology for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Co-Director of the DOD Center for Cancer Research Gynecologic Diseases Laboratory on the National Institute of Health Campus. Dr. Maxwell received his undergraduate degree with honors in chemistry and his medical degree with honors from the University of North Carolina. He completed his internship and residency with the military at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. For his fellowship, he trained in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Maxwell was formerly a staff gynecologic oncologist as well as the Director of the Gynecologic Disease Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dr. Maxwell has been the author and co-author of over 100 manuscripts and 20 reviews and chapters. He has been recognized with six awards by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the President’s Award by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology for his research.
Dr. Maxwell's research interests have predominantly involved endometrial carcinogenesis, racial disparities as well as thromboembolism prevention in cancer. He previously received the Surgeon General's award, an honor that is annually bestowed on only four army officers (one award at the rank of captain, major, lietnenant colonel, and colonel) in the entire United States Army. Dr. Maxwell was an adjunct investigator in the Laboratory of Biosystems and Cancer at the Cancer Institute at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he oversees his own research activities.
Dr. Maxwell is the Director of Gynecologic Surgical Services for the National Cancer Institute in a memorandum of understanding between the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Army that enables provision of gynecologic surgical care to patients on NCI Gynecologic protocols. He is also the Principal Investigator for the following research consortia "Molecular biology and prevention of Endometrial Cancer". Endometrial cancer genetics program that involves Walter Reed, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Cancer Institute, Duke University, Evanston Northwestern, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Oversight is provided by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program at Ft Detrick. 2001-2005.
1. "Gynecologic Cancer Center for the Study of Racial Disparities". This program project focuses on identifying social, cultural, psychological and biological etiologies for racial disparities among underserved populations with gynecologic cancer. This research involves Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Ohio State University with oversight from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 2004-2006.
2. "Gynecologic Disease Program". This comprehensive program project involves early detection, molecular profiling, prevention and treatment of different gynecologic several diseases. The partners in this program include Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Windber Research Institute, Georgetown University, and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center with oversight from the Technology and Telemedicine Research Center at the Military Medical Research and Material Command, Ft Detrick. 2004-2006.
Dr. Maxwell, in addition to being a strong physician scientist and gynecologic oncologist, is highly experienced as a senior leader, and has demonstrated his ability to manage large, complex and geographically dispersed programs. Dr. Maxwell served as the Deputy Director of the United States Military Cancer Institute (USMCI) from 2005-2008 and in that role managed a clinical trials network across multiple military treatment facilities, and served as the scientific director and financial officer for the cancer centers operations. Dr. Maxwell also serves as a member of: the Steering Committee for the Breast and Gynecologic Disease Faculty of the National Cancer Institute; the Uterine Task Force for the National Institutes of Health; and the Cancer Working Group, which provides a consultative cancer board to the Under Secretary of the Army.