Obstetrics and Gynecology
RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
There are 17 faculty members including 14 physicians and 3 certified nurse midwives who provide direct supervision and education for the residents. There is training in general obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, ultrasonography, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urodynamics, family planning, breast disease and obstetrical anesthesia. In conjunction with other residency programs within the institution, our residents receive training in primary care and preventive medicine.
Research is an integral part of this program's residency requirements. All residents are expected to conduct a clinical research project in collaboration with faculty mentors. The project is presented during the fourth year at the Resident's Research Day.
Veronica T. Mallett, M.D.
Professor and Founding Chair
Residency Program Director
Veronica T. Mallett, M.D., is Professor and Founding Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. She received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York and her medical degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Following medical school, she did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University in Detroit where she also completed a Fellowship in Urological Gynecology. She then completed a Research and Surgical Fellowship in Electrophysiology of the Pelvic Floor/Reconstructive Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, England in September 1993. She obtained her Masters degree in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh in March 2011. Dr. Mallett has received several leadership and teaching awards. She has also received a number of research grant awards from the NIH and other funding resources. Her special areas of interest are incontinence, reconstructive pelvic surgery and urogynecology.
Residency Program Coordinator
Irene Jimenez has been with Texas Tech in the OB/GYN Department for 17 years. She has served dutifully for the past 8 years as a Residency Coordinator. In the past, Irene worked as an office manager for a Pediatric and General Surgeon, as well as in the Radiology and Emergency Departments in various hospitals. She was also the Vice President of her own company where she was in charge of billing, payroll, and supervision of 12 employees. It is apparent to all who meet her that Irene enjoys resident education with a fervor and passion. Her commitment to the Residency Program has been instrumental to the continued success and accreditation of the Program and makes her an indispensable asset to our department.