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Carmen Kakish, MD


Carmen Kakish, MD Dr. Kakish was born in Amman, Jordan and grew up in Akron, Ohio. She studied biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. She then attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine where she went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is excited [...]

Sujata Chouinard, MD


Sujata Chouinard, MD Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Chouinard came to New Mexico with her husband (an Albuquerque native) for her residency training at UNM.  While completing residency, she absolutely fell in love with the people, food, and scenery of New Mexico. She is passionate about helping women take control of their [...]

Mario Pardo-Friedman, MD


Mario Pardo-Friedman, MD Born and raised in the North Valley of Albuquerque, and married to a woman from Taos, Dr. Pardo-Friedman has deep ties to the state of New Mexico. After spending nearly ten years as an accountant, he decided to switch careers and pursue his lifelong dream of being a physician, and in [...]

Katherine Nelson, MD


Katherine Nelson, MD Dr. Katherine Nelson was born in San Antonio but grew up in Albuquerque until her family moved back to Texas for her high school years. She attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI obtaining a biomedical engineering degree. She returned to Texas to complete medical school at the University of [...]

Nitasha Jain, MD


Nitasha Jain, MD Dr. Nitasha Jain is a Michigan native, born and raised in Metro Detroit. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, received her medical degree with honors from St. George’s University and completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology training in 2014 at Providence Hospital & Medical Centers. After [...]

Elisabeth Obenauf, MD


Elisabeth Obenauf, MD Dr. Obenauf was born and raised in Albuquerque and attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine for undergrad and medical school.  She moved to the Bay Area of California to complete her Ob/Gyn residency at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara.  She moved back home to Albuquerque to join [...]

Valeria Contreras, MD


Valeria Contreras, MD Dr. Valeria Contreras has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Albuquerque area since 2006. She became enchanted with New Mexico while completing her Medical Residency at the University of New Mexico, and quickly embraced it as her home.  She has dedicated herself to the women of the Albuquerque community, and [...]

Samara Knight, MD, MPH


Samara Knight, MD, MPH Dr. Knight is a native New Mexican from Corrales, NM. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at the University of New Mexico and is excited to continue practicing in Albuquerque. She is trained in all aspects of OB/GYN and has professional interest in women's sexual health and public health. [...]

Carl Connors, DO


Carl Connors, DO Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Connors came to New Mexico to be stationed as an OB/GYN at Cannon AFB. He subsequently relocated to Albuquerque where he worked for the St. Joseph Healthcare System, and then opened his private practice in 1999. Dr. Connors has worked with the doctors at Women's Specialists for [...]

Consuelo Carmona, MD


Consuelo Carmona, MD Dr. Carmona is a transplant from the Show Me State of Missouri and has been with the practice since 1988. She loves taking care of women especially when she has the honor of being involved with the birth of their babies. She has already delivered her first generation of babies. Her [...]

Erika Solis-Gilmore, MD


Erika Solis-Gilmore, MD Dr. Solis-Gilmore is a proud native of NM. She was born in Las Cruces and was raised in the small town of Mesquite, NM. She attended UNM and after completing her undergraduate degree, she taught high school biology for two years at the same high school she attended and graduated from. [...]

Gileen Elder, MD


Gileen Elder, MD Gileen Gleason Elder MD grew up in Ames, Iowa enjoying sports, music, horses and yes, lots of corn fields!  She graduated from Iowa State University (Chemistry/Biology 1982, Cyclone Women’s Basketball) and the University of Iowa (Medicine 1985). She completed her residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Wright Patterson AFB/Wright State University (1989) [...]

Jeanine Valdez, MD


Jeanine Valdez, MD Dr. Jeanine Valdez was raised in Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico and enjoys working with New Mexico’s diverse female population. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for undergraduate studies and returned to Albuquerque for medical school and obstetrics/gynecology residency training at the University of New Mexico. Medical School: University of New [...]

Kristina Chongsiriwatana, MD


Kristina Chongsiriwatana, MD Dr. Chongsiriwatana was born and raised in Albuquerque and attended Amherst College in Massachusetts. She missed New Mexico during her four years back East, so returned to Albuquerque for medical school and doesn't plan on moving away again. She likes to travel, knit and crochet in her free time. Many of [...]

Rebecca Okun, MD


Rebecca Okun, MD Originally from the East Coast, Dr. Okun joined WSNM in 1991 after completing a four year Federal Government pay back at the Gallup Indian Center. She has a very busy practice in the Jefferson Lane office and also serves as the Clinical Director of the WSNM Management Team. She has two [...]

Steven Gough, MD


Steven Gough, MD Dr. Gough enjoys all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology. One of his favorite parts of his job is talking to his patients and really getting to know them. He believes it is important to discuss all treatment options so a woman can make an informed decision. Dr. Gough understands the importance [...]