Dr. Jennifer Baynosa, Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Jennifer Baynosa

From her extended family what Dr. Jennifer Baynosa often heard as a child was that one day she would find a nice man, fall in love, get married, and have a family.

Taking care of her children and her husband, preparing their meals and washing their clothes, was the future that would be hers.

“I grew up in a conservative Hispanic family,” says Baynosa, today an associate professor of breast oncology surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine as well as the general surgery residency program director. “Women were basically seen as caregivers in that culture.”

However, one woman who had a lot of clout in Baynosa’s family, her mother, saw a future where there would be options for Baynosa and her sister.

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