Dr. Kost received his baccalaureate in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California in San Diego in 1983, and his M.D. from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD in 1989. Following residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center, he completed both a research and a clinical fellowship in gynecology-oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1994 and 1996, respectively. Prior to joining the Health Science Center, Dr. Kost was the vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Kost is certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology.