Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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. We pride ourselves in utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and have a long history of comprehensive and compassionate care.

Women’s Health Center

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The UNLV Medicine Women’s Healthcare clinic is a group of highly qualified UNLV faculty OB/GYN doctors who specialize in providing health care for women. We offer a full range of services and treatments to promote and maintain good health through every phase of your life.

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.

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Christina Clignett, APRN
Nurse Practitioner

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Christina Clignett, APRN is originally from Los Angeles, California. She went to Glendale Community College where she studied nursing and then went to Harbor UCLA Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program. She earned her Bachelor and Master degree from University of Phoenix. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree from Touro University in Henderson, Nevada. Christina has a particular interest in the care of adolescents and young women. She believes in health education, disease prevention and health promotion.

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

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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.

Michael Gardner, MD, MPH, MMM
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Dr. Michael Gardner, UNLV School of Medicine Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs and UNLV Medicine President/CEO, is responsible for the management of clinical activities for more than 170 faculty physicians, 260 residents and 25 fellows throughout 19 clinic locations.  A native of El Paso, Texas, Dr. Gardner made Las Vegas his home in November 2017.

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.

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. 

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Marsha Matsunaga-Kirgan, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. Marsha Matsunaga-Kirgan, a professor and acting vice chair of the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has had her research published in publications that include the British Journal of Pharmacology and Journal of Investigative Medicine. 

In 2013 she won the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award. 

She is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. 

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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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Charissa Olson, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. Charissa A. Olson, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, has had her research published on women’s chronic pelvic pain in the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 

A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency at Wright State University School of Medicine in Ohio. 

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Helen Onoriode, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. Helen Onoriode, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, has had research on surgeon behavior published in the Journal of American College of Surgery. 

She received her medical degree from St. George’s University and completed a residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brookly, NY in general and high risk OB/GYN, minimally invasive gynecology and family practice. 

In 2015 she was awarded a Brunschwig Fellowship at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center.

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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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John Phelps, MD, JD, LLM
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Doctor John Phelps is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also completed a second fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

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Lawrence Shaw, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. Lawrence Shaw, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, is graduate of the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. 

Dr. Shaw,  who also holds a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Southern California, completed a residency at Southern Illinois University. 

His published research, “ Congenital Epulis: Three Dimensional Ultrasonographic Findings and Clinical Implications,” appeared in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine. 

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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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Cynthia Sitar, APRN
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Cynthia Sitar is a Nurse Practitioner with the UNLV School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology.  She has been practicing in the Las Vegas area since 1992.  

She received a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from UNLV in 1986.  She received her Nurse Practitioner Degree from UCLA in 1992. 

Cynthia is available for Annual Exams, Birth Control, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and infection testing.

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Robert H. Wang, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. Robert H. Wang completed his medical school education at the University of Alabama in Birmingham after he finished his graduate school education at the University of New Mexico with a PhD degree in immunology. 

He then received his OB/GYN residency training at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.  After his training, Dr. Wang engaged in his solo practice in Houston for several years before he relocated to Las Vegas.  

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Ryan A. K. Young, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Dr. Ryan A K Young, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. 

He completed his OB/GYN residency at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Upon completion of his residency training, he joined the School’s Faculty and is now currently an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine.

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Elena Zenkin, MD
Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr. Elena Zenkin, an assistant professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. 

She says she is positioned to provide female patients specialized care in women’s health as well as addressing their varied primary care health issues that are traditionally treated by family physicians. 

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UNLV School of Medicine Vice Dean

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.”

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Dr. Nadia Gomez OB/GYN

Dr. Nadia Gomez at the UNLV OB/GYN Clinic.

Dr. Nadia Gomez sits in her UNLV Medicine office off West Charleston Boulevard and recalls how her parents, both physicians who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) , made house calls — when her family lived in Nicaragua.. 

It is lunchtime — she eats in her office because of a busy schedule — and the director of the minimally invasive gynecology surgery division at the UNLV School of Medicine says she sometimes accompanied her parents to see patients.