The residency program in obstetrics and gynecology is a fully approved, integrated four year program that fulfills all the requirements for certification by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The program is structured so residents assume increasing levels of responsibility for medical and surgical care as they progress in their residency education. Five positions are available for each year of training. There is a balanced curriculum with education, hands-on training, and clinical research that thoroughly prepares residents for academic positions, fellowships or successful private practices.
There are 23 faculty members, including 18 physicians, four certified nurse midwives, and one women's health nurse practitioner, 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 third year at the Resident's Research Day.
Interim Residency Program Director
Dr. Montoya, a native El Pasoan, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, followed by residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He returned to Dallas to complete a three-year fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He has received multiple teaching and research awards, including the President's Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and a research grant from the American Urogynecologic Society/June Allyson Foundation. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and has performed research studies on pelvic anatomy, native tissue vaginal reconstructive procedures, and anal sphincter recovery after injury. Areas of interest include transvaginal surgery, vaginal reconstruction for prolapse, urinary and anal incontinence.