Maternal Fetal Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology/Maternal Fetal Medicine

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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. 

As a UNLV academic medical clinic, we are dedicated to excellence in teaching and are responsible for educating MD residents in the diagnosis and treatment of complications during pregnancy.

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.

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Sabrina Eisinga, APRN
Nurse Practitioner

Sabrina Eisinga APRN

Sabrina Eisinga was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended Arizona State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Spanish. Later, she attended Nevada State College where she obtained her Nursing degree. She earned her master’s degree in Nursing with a specific concentration of Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In her free time, she enjoys, traveling, playing tennis, going to the gym, and spending time with her family.

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.

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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.

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

Dr. Petar Planinic, an assistant professor at 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 (OB/GYN)

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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.

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Pot While Pregnant: UNLV Medicine Doctors Urge Caution

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New study links daily marijuana use to adverse fetal health outcomes.

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors.

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Dr. Michael Gardner

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.”