C.V. Lutman, MD

Dr. Chris Lutman is a gynecologist, oncologist, master pelvic surgeon and expert in palliative care.  He received his medical degree with honors from The Ohio State University.  He has over 25 years of experience in caring for patients.  He did his advanced training in gynecology and gynecologic oncology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine.  Dr Lutman proudly served as a surgeon and medical officer in the U.S. Navy for eight years.

Dr. Lutman is regarded as a national and international expert in gynecologic oncology and palliative medicine.  He regularly publishes articles and book chapters on these topics.  He has been a frequently invited expert speaker at many regional, national and international venues.

In 2016, Dr. Lutman brought his unique talents and signature expertise to the women and families of the Central Coast.

He currently directs the only comprehensive gynecologic oncology program between Santa Barbara and San Jose focused solely on providing comprehensive care to women affected by gynecologic cancers.  Dr. Lutman also provides expert general gynecology consultation  and continuity of care services to women affected by a wide variety of non cancer conditions including menopause, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, vulvar, vaginal and cervical problems, pelvic pain, and sexual health issues to name a few.


Dr. Lutman's philosophy of care is based in the utmost compassion.  First and foremost, his extensive experience and expertise are always delivered with great humility and professionalism.  His patients and peers consistently rate him as a top physician, a FIVE star surgeon and a "doctor's doctor."