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Education

M.D.
Texas Tech University Health Science Center

MBA, Health Organization Management
Texas Tech University

Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of New Mexico Hospitals

Fellowship, Family Planning
University of New Mexico Hospitals

About

Lauren Thaxton is a board-certified OB-GYN and assistant professor in the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School. She came to Dell Med from the University of New Mexico, where she completed both her residency and her fellowship in complex family planning. She received her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine and holds a master’s degree in biomedical sciences with a focus on clinical research and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on health organization management.

Thaxton’s research is focused on patient-centered care in contraception, abortion and outpatient anesthesia. Her publications have been published in leading journals such as Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She has been invited to present posters and abstracts pertaining to her work at the national and international level.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society for Family Planning
  • Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy
Awards & Honors
  • Second Place Prize Oral Abstract, 2015
    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting
  • Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award, 2012-2015
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Business Honors Recipient, 2011
    Upsilon Phi Delta