Women's Healthcare

Women’s Healthcare
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

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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.

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.

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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.

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 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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Lawrence Shaw, MD
Obstetrics and 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

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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 and 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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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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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.