Our Doctors

Deya Dafashy, M.D.

Experience

Experience in OB/GYN started in 1988

Post Doctoral Training

Residency in OB/GYN, University of Chicago
Residency in OB/GYN, Indiana University Medical Center

Research Fellowships

Research fellow in infertility, Leeds University, United Kingdom

Licensure and Board Certification

Fully licensed in Illinois, Indiana, and Texas.
Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

Memberships, Offices, and Committee Appointments

Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, London (FRCOG)
Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Research Interests

Infertility and urinary incontinence

Bibliography

Rupture of peliotic spleen during pregnancy, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1994: 5:42-3

Maya Figueroa, M.D.

Experience

Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology

New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York                                      (2013-2015)

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York(2012-2013)

Internship in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas                                     (2011-2012)

EDUCATION

Doctor of Medicine

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston                                                          (2007-2011) Undergraduate Degress

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas                                                                                     (2002-2007)

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude in Honors Studies

Bachelor of Arts in English, Cum Laude in Honors Studies

Research Fellowships

Co-Investigator  
Association of oxytocin administration during labor and               (2014 – 2015) subsequent diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders

Co-Investigator       
Ischemic stroke in patients with severe iron deficiency anemia  (2010 – 2012) resulting from myoma uteri. Abstract presented at AAN 2012

Co-Author   
Schaeffer D, Tsanova B, Barbas A, Pereira Reis F, Ghosh Dastidar E, Sanchez- Rotunno M, Arraiano CM, and van Hoof A. The exosome contains domains with specific endoribonuclease, exoribonuclease and cytoplasmic mRNA decay activities. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 16 (2008) 56–62

DISTINCTIONS

Elizabeth Eaton Scholar

Texas Medical Center Women’s Health Network  (2011)

Laurence Baker Scholar
University of Texas at Houston Medical School   (2007-2008)

Honors College Merit Scholar  Texas Tech University   (2002-2007)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, London (FRCOG)
Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Chairwoman    Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Masquerade Ball    (2011)
Proposed, organized and chaired a charity benefit for ovarian
cancer awareness and research, raising over $20,000.

Member    American Mensa    (2006-present)
Hobbies    Scuba Diving, Cooking, Literature, Backpacking, Travel

 

Leslie F. Rafanan, DO, MPH

EDUCATION

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency – June 2017
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

D.O., Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – May 2013
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

M.P.H., Epidemiology (with Honors) – May 2009
Texas A&M Health Science Center
School of Rural Public Health

B.S., Human Biology (with Honors; Phi Beta Kappa) – May 2006
Concentration: Social Aspects of Health and Disease
The University of Texas at Austin

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Principal Investigator: Dr. T. Ignacio Montoya – February 2015 –
June 2017
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • • Initiated a study to assess the impact of a newly developed tutorial on the knowledge,
    understanding, and comfort level of Ob/Gyn resident trainees regarding Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP Q) measurements and POP stage assignment
  • • Created a Power Point based, voice recorded video used in the study
  • • Developed study protocol and participated in data collection and data analysis

Complementary & Alternative Medicine Short-Term Research Rotation May 2012 – July 2012
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine branch of the
National Institutes of Health

  • • Selected from a pool of applicants to participate in an 8-week research rotation
  • • Investigated the effects of genistein, a phytoestrogen, on HT22 mouse hippocampal cells
  • • Attained laboratory skills in preparing cell cultures and executing a dual-fluorescence cell viability assay

Graduate Research Assistant, Principle Investigator: Dr. Ming Tai-Seale – September 2007 – June 2009
Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health

    • • Performed literature reviews on and summarized research pertaining to patient-physician communication
    • • Constructed descriptive tables and figures for use in the principle investigator’s research proposals
    • • Analyzed data pertaining to physician happiness and time wealth using statistical software such as STATA and SAS

Research Associate – September 2008 –December 2008
Brazos Family Medicine Center (BFMC)

      • • Constructed a comprehensive database of 300+ diabetic patients of the clinic
      • • Evaluated the care provided to diabetic patients via chart review and statistical analysis
      • • Presented results of analysis to attending physicians, residents, and staff of the BFMC
WORK EXPERIENCE

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Center for Academic Performance Tutor, August 2010 – July 2011

      • • Provided one-on-one tutoring sessions for medical students in various subjects

Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health Biostatistics Teaching Assistant, August 2008 – July 2009

      • • Prepared grading key and graded homework assignments
      • • Held weekly office hours and tutored a group of 150 graduate students
      • • Conducted review sessions for midterm and final exams
HONORS/AWARDS

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Most Compassionate Physician – June 2017, June 2015

Department of Health and Human Services/HRSA Public Health Traineeship, July 2007

Phi Beta Kappa, May 2006

College Scholar, August 2004 – May 2006

The National Dean’s List, August 2003 – May 2005

University Honors, August 2002 – May 2005

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Sigma Sigma Phi, Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Vice President & Treasurer

      • • Reorganized and maintained three electronic checkbooks for the organization
      • • Completed supply purchases for general meetings, social events, and the Spring Induction

Clinical and Scientific Research Club Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Treasurer

      • • Maintained two financial accounts for the organization
      • • Organized the yearly fundraiser

Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society
Vice President, Fall 2005 – Spring 2006

      • • Arranged for guest speakers to present at bi-weekly meetings
      • • Scheduled and supervised community service events

Volunteer Coordinator, Fall 2004 – Spring 2005

      • • Managed the tutoring program and recruited 3 – 4 tutors per month
      • • Coordinated community service events
MEMBERSHIPS

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, July 2013 – Present
American Medical Association July 2013 – Present

PUBLICATIONS

Miller, S, Rafanan, L, Reyes-Ortiz, C. “The relationship between body mass index and cancer screening
utilization among older women in Latin American and Caribbean cities,” Journal of Women and Aging, 27:1
(February 2015): 3-16

Judy Harris CNM

Experience

Judy Harris is a certified midwife with over 20 years of experience in prenatal care and woman wellness. Her interest is in looking after pregnant women and also performing well woman exams.