MEET OUR DOCTORS

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Meet Our Doctors

From obstetrics and gynecology to aesthetic services, our staff of highly skilled women practitioners provide high quality care to patients in total comfort

Madelyn E. Butler, MD

“As the founder of The Woman’s Group, my vision was to build a best-in-class practice that would provide comprehensive women’s healthcare.”

◊ Founded The Woman’s Group in 1998

◊ Born in Cabaiguán, Cuba and emigrated to the United States with her family at a young age

◊ Attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she received a B.S. in Microbiology

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including Da Vinci robotic surgery and vaginal, pelvic reconstruction, fibroid, endometriosis and infertility surgery

◊ President of the Florida Medical Association 2010-2011

◊ Florida Delegate to the American Medical Association

◊ Member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women

◊ Recipient of the University of Florida Leadership Award, Hillsborough County Medical Association Physician of the Year Award, 2014 Tampa Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Leader Award and 2019 Tampa Bay Top Doc Award

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

◊ Speaks Spanish

◊ Enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and participating in the development of public policy

Karolina Borodo, MD

“I am eager to apply my passion for evidenced-based medicine and surgical skills at The Woman’s Group—a cohesive force for excellence in healthcare.”

◊ Joined The Womans’ Group in 2009

◊ Born in Warsaw, Poland and immigrated to the U.S. at a young age

◊ Attended Hunter College of NYC, where she received a B.A. in Biology

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree, Magna Cum Laude from St. George’s University School of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, NY, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics and fibroid, endometriosis and infertility surgery

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

◊ Co-author of “Morphometric Index of the Developing Murine Kidney”

◊ Speaks Polish and conversational /medical Spanish

◊ Enjoys spending time traveling and sailing with her husband and two children

Deborah Cohen, MD

“It is an honor for me to work at The Woman’s Group, a practice with a well-rounded view of women’s care.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2004

◊ Born in St. Louis, Missouri

◊ Attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she received a B.A. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

◊ Recognized by the University of Buffalo for Overall Academic and Clinical Excellence and as Best Teaching Resident

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics and fibroid, endometriosis and infertility surgery

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

◊ Enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Kathy McElwaney, RNC, BSN, ARNP

“As a part of The Woman’s Group since its beginning, I’ve been able to care for my patients as they progress through the stages of their lives.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 1998

◊ Born in Tampa, Florida

◊ Attended Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, where she received a B.S. in Psychology

◊ Attended Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff  School of Nursing, where she received a B.S. in Nursing

◊ Received an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner graduate degree from Emory University School of Medicine

◊ Specializes in office-based obstetrics and gynecology

◊ Enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with her two sons

Astrid Mondaca, MD

“I enjoy helping my patients in a compassionate environment and am proud to be part of the culture and excellence of care The Woman’s Group provides.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2018

◊ Born in Santiago de Chile and immigrated to the U.S at a young age

◊ Attended Queens College, New York, where she received a B.A. in Psychology

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, FL

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics and fibroid, endometriosis and infertility surgery

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

◊ Received the Laparoendoscopic Surgeon Award in 2015, Best OB/Gyn Resident Teacher for Family Medicine for 2014-15, Patient Satisfaction Award in 2013 and Best OB/Gyn Intern for Family Medicine Residency in 2012

◊ Speaks Spanish

◊ Enjoys traveling with her husband, son and two dogs

Carmen E. Peden, MD, PhD

“As a wife and mother, caring for women during their most vulnerable moments is a privilege I cherish.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2011

◊ Born in Valencia, Spain, but raised in Florida

◊ Attended University of Florida, Gainesville, where she received a B.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Summa Cum Laude and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience degree

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including Da Vinci robotic surgery, vaginal and  pelvic reconstruction surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of  St. Joseph Hospital’s Robotic Surgery, Board of  Quality and Clinical Excellence Committees

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, American Society of Reproductive Medicine,  American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Gold Humanism Medical Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa

◊ Recipient of the Most Outstanding Ob/Gyn  Award  (2005)

◊ Speaks Medical/Conversational Spanish

◊ Enjoys reading, dancing and traveling with her husband and three daughters. Enjoys going on medical missions to help people in underserved areas

Catherine Roush, MD

“I am very happy to be associated with The Woman’s Group, and I look forward to applying my knowledge to care for my patients.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2005

◊ Born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in South Louisiana

◊ Attended Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, where she received a B. A. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude and where she was recognized as a President Scholar

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Houston Methodist / Chirstus St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston, TX, where she was appointed  Academic Chief Resident

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including Da Vinci robotic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and  infertility

◊ Medical Director for the St. Joseph’s Women Hospital Robotic Surgery Committee, member of St. Joseph’s Hospitals  Executive and Credentialing Committees and member of St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Surgical Suite Committee

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association,  Florida Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

◊ Volunteer at the Judeo-Christian Clinic

◊ Speaks conversational Vietnamese and Medical /Conversational Spanish

◊ Enjoys kiteboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and traveling with her husband and three children

Evelyn Serrano, MD

“I am honored to bring my diverse talents to a group as dynamic as The Woman’s Group.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2007

◊ Born in Miami, Florida

◊ Attended Florida State University, where she received a B.A. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where she served as Academic Chief Resident

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including Da Vinci robotic surgery, and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and  infertility

◊ Member of St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Surgical Suite Committee

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Florida State University’s Phi Beta Kappa

◊ Recipient of the Vitals.com Top Doctor Award and the South Florida College of Medicine Academic Excellence Award

◊ Enjoys running, reading, painting, and traveling with her husband and son

D.A. Kobliska, CNM, ARNP

“I am honored and privileged to work with a dedicated and diverse group of women for whom excellence of care is their highest priority.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2008

◊ Born in Iowa

◊ Attended the University of Iowa College of Nursing, where she received a B.S. in Nursing

◊ Received a Master of Nursing Midwifery from the University of Utah

◊ Received a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University

◊ Member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and the International Childbirth Education Association

◊ Certified Childbirth Educator

◊ Specializes in office-based obstetrics and gynecology

◊ Retired Lieutenant Colonel US Army (1993)

◊ Enjoys food, family, and friends

Judith Barreiro, MD

“The Woman’s Group gives me the opportunity to offer my patients outstanding care in a premier setting.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s  Group in 2005

◊ Born in Havana, Cuba

◊ Immigrated to Spain with her family when five years old, and to the U.S. five years later

◊ Attended Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, where she received a B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including Da Vinci robotic surgery, vaginal and pelvic reconstructive  surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award

◊ Speaks Spanish

◊ Enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach with her husband and three children

Sasha Gourgue, MD

“Providing excellent healthcare to women with an open mind and heart is my passion.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2018

◊ Born in Miami, Florida, but her early years were split between Jamaica and the United States

◊ Attended the University of Central Florida, where she received a B.S. in Molecular and Microbiology

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, where she served as Administrative Chief  Resident

◊ Board Eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Candidate Fellow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and the Gold Humanism Medical Honor Society

◊ Recipient of the University of Florida’s Golden Apple Award and Student Teacher Award of Excellence in Teaching Medical Students

◊ Enjoys traveling, exercising, cooking and spending time with family and friends

Jessica Greer, MD

“It is an honor to work with a practice that provides high quality care and always puts the patient first”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2017

◊ Born in Melbourne, FL

◊ Attended the University of Florida, where she received a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Sciences, Summa cum Laude

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Certified in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including the Da Vinci robotic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Participates in St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Surgical Suite Committee

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, the Gold Humanism Medical Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

◊ Enjoys the outdoors, running, crafting and spending time with her husband, her two Doberman and anything related to Florida Gator Football

Carolina Hernandez, MD

“I always dreamed of being part of a group that shares my ideals for compassionate care, medical excellence and high ethical standards. The Woman’s Group embodies all of these.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2017

◊ Born in Quito, Ecuador

◊ Attended Florida State University, where she received a B.A. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador,  Quito.

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Science University

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Speaks Spanish

◊ Enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters

Allison Polender, MD

“The Woman’s Group offers the opportunity to empower women through excellence in women’s health education.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2008

◊ Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin

◊ Attended Northwestern University, where she received a B.A. in Anthropology and Geography

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including Da Vinci robotic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Participates in St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Service Line Committee (formerly Perinatal Safety) and in St. Joseph’s Hospital Peer Review Committee

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Recipient of the Endocrine Student of the Year and Resident Teaching Awards

◊ Enjoys spending time with husband and two daughters running, cooking, reading and traveling

Janeen R. Alidina, MD

“Every woman deserves a long-term relationship with her physician that is based on expertise and compassion.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2015

◊ Born in Lewisburg, West Virginia, but grew up in Clearwater, Florida

◊ Attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry

◊ Received Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, FL, where she was named Resident of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and was Chief Resident in 2015

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Serves on St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Women’s Service Line Committee (formerly Perinatal Safety)

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

◊ Enjoys bike riding and going to the beach with her husband and two daughters

Vanessa Lancaster, CNM

“I feel very privileged and happy to be working for The Woman’s Group. Their philosophy of woman-centered care, and the apparent pleasure they all take in the delivery of this, is something I very much share.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2010

◊ Born in England

◊ Attended the University of Cambridge, where she obtained Registered Nurse (RN) and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) certificates

◊ Received a graduate level Certified Nurse Midwife degree from Duke University School of Nursing

◊ Certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives

◊ Enjoys traveling with her twins to visit family and friends worldwide

Eva M. Crooke, MD

“I am proud to be part of a practice that strives for excellence and is embraced by this great community.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2012

◊ Born in St. Petersburg, Florida

◊ Attended Florida State University where she received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Humanities, Summa Cum Laude

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Recipient of the Tampa Magazine Top Doc Awards in 2017 and 2019

◊ Volunteer supporting health and wellness projects and clinics in Hillsborough County

◊ Enjoys traveling with her husband, live music, 19th century art history and Florida State University Football

Stephanie Trexler, MD

“I am driven to care for women, from their first gynecology visit, through menopause and beyond.“

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2016

◊ Born in Yorba Linda, California

◊ Attended the University of Virginia, where she received a B.A. in Mathematics

◊ Attended Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she received a Master of Biological Sciences

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the East Carolina Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Recipient of the Young Investigator, Resident Teaching and Resident Research Awards

◊ Enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking and hiking and doing missionary work in underserved areas.

Pamela Twitty, MD

“The Woman’s Group offers me the opportunity to develop lasting and trusting relationships with my patients throughout their lives.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2010

◊ Born in Laurel Hills, Florida

◊ Attended Florida State University, where she received a B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Religion

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including the DaVinci robotic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Serves as Chair of the St. Joseph’s Hospital North Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph’s North Robotic Surgery Committee and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Robotic Surgery Committee

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Speaks medical/conversational Spanish

◊ Enjoys spending time with her fiancé and Florida State University Football

Irene N. Wahba, MD

“The Woman’s Group offers a compassionate environment for addressing the pivotal changes that a woman experiences throughout her life.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2003

◊ Born in Brooklyn, New York

◊ Attended Brooklyn College, where she received a B.A. in Biology

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, FL

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including DaVinci robotic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Serves on St. Joseph’s Hospital North Clinical Excellence Committee

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Recipient of the Tampa Bay Metro Top Docs 2019 and Tampa Magazine Top Doc 2017 Awards

◊ Speaks Arabic and medical/conversational Spanish

◊ Enjoys traveling with her husband and three children and doing medical mission work

Christina Carter, MD

“I am delighted to contribute my knowledge and experience to patients of The Woman’s Group.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2019

◊ Born in Raleigh, North Carolina

◊ Attended Wake Forest University, where she received a B.S. in Biology

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she served as Education Chief Resident

◊ Board eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Recipient of the Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Residency Program Awards and member of the Gold Humanism Society and the Biology Honors Society (BBB)

◊ Recipient of the Thomas J. Dark and Brown Medical Scholarships and of the OSSA Tuition Grant.

◊ Member of the Wake Forest University Women’s Soccer Team (Lettered each of the 4 seasons participating). Recipient of the Varsity Soccer Letter for each of the four seasons she was a member.

◊ Enjoys spending time with her dog, Ollie

Sharon Ingram, MD

“It is a blessing to provide well rounded woman’s care as part of a group that shares a mission of excellence.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2013

◊ Born in Chicago, Illinois`

◊ Attended Grambling State University, Grambling, LA, where she received a B.S. in Biology, Summa Cum Laude

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Hospital in Chicago

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including DaVinci robotic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Awarded Community Service Achievement Award from Boys and Girls Club of America for her contributions as program director and mentor for Smart Girls Program

◊ Enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and staying fit

Rakhsita Malhotra, DO, MPH

“The opportunity to provide compassionate care to women throughout all phases of their lives is an honor.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2017

◊ Born in Los Angeles, California

◊ Attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a B.S. in Biology and minor in South Asian Studies

◊ Attended Boston University, where she received a Master of Art in Medical Sciences

◊ Received a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts-Baystate, Springfield, MA

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, vaginal and pelvic reconstructive surgery and  surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award

◊ Speaks Spanish

◊ Enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and enjoying the Florida sunshine

Michelle Ranes, MD

“I am enjoying the opportunity to care for women during all stages of life as part of this great and dedicated group of doctors.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2014

◊ Born in Greenwood, Indiana

◊ Attended the University of Florida, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, FL

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and  surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Serves on St. Joseph’s Hospital Robotic Surgery Committee

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Participated in medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and South Africa

◊ Speaks medical/ conversational Spanish

◊ Enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, reading and running

Jennifer Sanchez Russell, DO

“The Woman’s Group allows me to care for my patients’ medical and surgical needs from adolescence through menopause.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2006

◊ Born in Montclair, New Jersey

◊ Attended John Hopkins University in Maryland, where she received a B.A. in Biology

◊ Received a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of  Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellow of the American College of  Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including DaVinci Robotic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Serves on St. Joseph’s Hospital Robotic Surgery Committee

◊ Member of the American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association,  Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Speaks medical/conversational Spanish and conversational Tagalog

◊ Enjoys spending time at Walt Disney World with her husband and twin boys

Sara Veiga, M.D.

“I am excited to join The Woman’s Group, an outstanding practice devoted to excellence in women’s care, which is also my devotion.”

◊ Joined The Woman’s Group in 2014

◊ Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

◊ Attended the University of Puerto Rico, where she received a B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude

◊ Received a Doctor of Medicine degree, Cum Laude,  from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

◊ Completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Puerto Rico

◊ Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

◊ Specializes in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and surgery for fibroids, endometriosis and infertility

◊ Member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

◊ Retired Lieutenant Commander, US Navy (2014)

◊ Speaks Spanish

◊ Enjoys singing and spending time at Walt Disney with her husband and three daughters

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