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
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Dr. Michael Gardner, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs and UNLV Health President/CEO, is responsible for the management of clinical activities for more than 151 faculty physicians, 310 residents and 26 fellows throughout 17 clinics.  A native of El Paso, Texas, Dr. Gardner made Las Vegas his home in November 2017.


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.