Dr. Ana M. Rodriguez is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She later completed the Masters of Public Health Program at UTMB. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She joined the staff of UTMB in 2009. Since then, she has been clinically active and has been performing innovative research in women's health as well as being involved in the training of medical students, residents, and junior faculty members. Dr. Rodriguez is one of our minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons who received the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) designation in 2013, which was successfully renewed in 2017. This designation signifies the highest level of laparoscopic gynecological expertise accredited by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Dr. Rodriguez’s clinical areas of interest comprise the diseases related to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection, family planning/contraception, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery.
Dr. Rodriguez’s primary research interests are cancer prevention, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and HPV infection. She has been the principal investigator on projects involving the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, the risk of cancer associated with obesity (especially endometrial cancer), and the risk of colorectal cancer among cervical cancer survivors. She is currently the principal investigator for projects investigating the long-term impact of HPV vaccination among women and projects implementing HPV vaccination strategies among high-risk populations in Texas.
Dr. Rodriguez is a member of several national and international societies, which include the International Papillomavirus Society, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, Society of Family Planning, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Rodriguez has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his work at numerous national meetings.
Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador, El Salvador, MD, 2000
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MPH, 2013
OB/GYN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Odessa, Texas, 2009
OB/GYN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Odessa, Texas, 2006
Obstetrics and Gynecology,American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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