The Band

N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) is no ordinary rock band. The members are six GYN cancer surgeons, who use medicine and music to fight for the lives of their patients.

To learn more visit the band's official website at



John Boggess, M.D.
 — vocals, guitar


Dr. Boggess is a world renowned surgeon & Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Fellowship Program Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

“It’s not so much that we’re trying to cure cancer with this effort… I think even if you can’t cure the problem, if people feel connected and understood they sure feel a lot stronger and a lot better supported.”




N.E.D.’s newest member, Dr. Burger is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of Clinical Research and Fellowship Training at Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.

“Music, laughter and compassion go hand-in-hand with medicine and surgery in the care of our patients.”


Joanie Hope, M.D.
 — vocals, guitar

Dr. Hope is a Gynecologic Oncologist at Alaska Women's Cancer Care in Anchorage, Alaska. She is also Director of GynOncology at Providence Alaska Cancer Center.

“I’m hoping it makes them feel good and relaxed and hopeful and brings a smile to their face and makes them feel like there’s something bigger going on here.”


Nimesh Nagarsheth, M.D.
 — drums, percussion

Dr. Nagarsheth is on faculty at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

“You can learn a lot from patients with cancer. And they see the world in a way that’s much different from the way that someone else sees the world.”


William “Rusty” Robinson, M.D.
 — FORMER bass, harmonica

Dr. Robinson is a Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Robinson left N.E.D. in 2017.

“The biggest message is the fact that gynecologic oncology exists.”



John Soper, M.D.
 — guitar, MANDOLIN

Dr. Soper is the Hendricks Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

“We want to make a noise. There’s been a wall of silence around it and hopefully we can, we can bring some noise to that so that we’re heard and so that our patients are heard.”


William Winter, M.D.
 — guitar

Dr. Winter is a gynecologic oncologist at Compass Oncology in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

“Medicine is not all science. Medicine is an art, surgery is an art. Taking care of a cancer patient is an art. There is a lot of art in medicine, as well as music, so I think it really parallels in terms of what I do in the operating room.”

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