Maternal Fetal Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology/Maternal Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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UNLV Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine clinic provides comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with a wide range of complex maternal and fetal issues. We offer a full spectrum of prenatal diagnoses and care for mothers and babies from conception to birth. We pride ourselves in utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and have a long history of comprehensive and compassionate care.

James Alexander, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Dr. James M. Alexander, MD is a professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology. A 1991 graduate of the University of Texas at Houston, he went on to complete his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern. After his fellowship, he stayed on as faculty at UTSW where he served in many leadership positions including chief of the obstetrics service.

Jyoti Desai, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. Jyoti Desai, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, participates with Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada and is also an active member of the UNLV School of Medicine’s admissions process. 

Dr. Desai enjoys fostering strong relationships with her patients and practicing evidence-based medicine in her clinic as well as in the hospital setting.

Nadia Gomez, MD, MBA
Gynecology, Robotic Gynecology Surgery

Dr. Nadia Gomez, an assistant professor of gynecology and director of the minimally invasive gynecology surgery division at the UNLV School of Medicine, became in 2015 the first female physician to perform robotic benign gynecological surgery at University Medical Center, where she is currently the vice chair of the robotics committee.

3196 S Maryland Parkway
Suite 209
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Glendell de Guzman, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. de Guzman is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and practices general obstetrics and gynecology. His main interests include general obstetrics, family planning, contraception counseling, STD screening and treatment, and gynecological surgical procedures.

Dr. de Guzman worked at the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and its affiliated Harvard University hospitals for the last 3 years prior to joining the UNLV faculty.

David N. Jackson, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Dr. David N. Jackson, a professor and residency program director in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, specializes in maternal-fetal medicine. 

Dr. Jackson has had his studies on complications and conditions of pregnancy published in the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno and completed his residency at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Az. 

Marie Mitchell, APRN
Nurse Practitioner

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Marie Mitchell, a nurse practitioner with the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, has been practicing in women’s health care for more than 35 years. 

She received a Masters of Science degree in women’s health from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also received a Masters of Arts in business management from Webster University and a Juris Doctorate from the Boyd School of Law at UNLV. 

Over the course of her career, Mitchell has been involved inpatient and outpatient obstetrics.

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Petar Planinic, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

Dr. Petar Planinic, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology. 

His research interests include gynecological cancer and simulation-based training.

He received his medical degree at University of Zagreb Medical School in Croatia. 

Dr. Planinic completed his residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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Joseph Shea, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr. Joseph Shea, M.D. specializes in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Medicine.

He most recently completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology through the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine where he also obtained advanced Family Medicine Obstetrics fellowship training.

His prior residency training in Family Medicine was completed through the University of Connecticut.

UNLV School of Medicine Vice Dean Also Sees Patients At OB/GYN Clinic

Dr Gardner PhotoUNLV Medicine President, CEO, and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs — Dr. Michael Gardner will never be at a loss for something to do.

He’s excited to help build the UNLV School of Medicine and UNLV Medicine from the ground up. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity with all of the advantages and disadvantages of a startup. Since we’re new and small, since we’re not held to deals that were made 20, 30, 50 years ago. At some level that’s our weakness, but also our strength. We can do things differently.”