High Risk Maternal Fetal Medicine

James Alexander, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Dr. James M. Alexander, MD is a professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology. A 1991 graduate of the University of Texas at Houston, he went on to complete his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern. After his fellowship, he stayed on as faculty at UTSW where he served in many leadership positions including chief of the obstetrics service.

Michael Gardner, MD, MPH, MMM
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Photo: Dr. Gardner, M.D., M.P.H., M.M.M.

Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Dr. Gardner served as Harris Health Executive Vice President for Ambulatory Care Services in Houston, Texas. In this role, he managed 18 primary care and pediatric clinics, six same day clinics and multiple specialty clinics. He also managed 14 pharmacies, two oncology infusion centers, a free standing dialysis center and a radiation treatment center. He was responsible for the outpatient services for Harris Health, the third largest safety net system in the United States.


Pot While Pregnant: UNLV Medicine Doctors Urge Caution

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New study links daily marijuana use to adverse fetal health outcomes.

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors.