Banner Estrella Medical Center
James M. Johnson, M.D.
Dr. Johnson attended undergraduate school at Northwest Missouri State University, and graduated with a degree in Pre-Professional Zoology with a Chemistry minor. He attended medical school at University of Missouri – Columbia, and completed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a board certified physician with interests in obstetrics and gynecologic surgery, including robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Johnson is the Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and OB Hospitalist Director at Banner Estrella Medical Center.
Raymond D. Suarez, M.D.
Dr. Suarez completed undergraduate school at Creighton University. He attended medical school at Georgetown University, and finished with his residency at Northwestern in Chicago, Illinois specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a board certified physician with interests in obstetrics and gynecology, including robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery.
Gema E. Fernandez, M.D.
Dr. Fernandez attended undergraduate school at University of Florida. She completed medical school at the University of Florida – College of Medicine, and finished with her residency at Brown Univeristyspecializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She is a board certified physician with interests in general obstetrics and gynecology.
Briggs Geier, D.O.
Dr. Geier graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Biology. She attended medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix. She is board certified. She is a member of American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology with interests in all aspects of general obstetrics and gynecology.
Cari Cowling, M.D.
Dr. Cowling received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University with a degree in Genetics. She completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She finished with her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital. She is a board certified physician and enjoys the full spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology including robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery.
Zamyra Lambert, P.A.-C.
PA Lambert graduated from Christian Brothers University with a bachelors degree in Natural Science. She obtained her master degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Christian Brothers as well. She is board certified and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her interest include adolescent gynecology and general obstetrics.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center OB Hospitalists
Shefali Gandhi-List, M.D.
Dr. Gandhi-List attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville for her B.A in Molecular Biology and German and then graduated from Washington University in St. Louis for her M.D. degree. She completed residency at the Ohio State University in Columbus in 2005 and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She was in private practice for 6 years in the San Francisco area before becoming an OB Hospitalist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. Dr. Gandhi-List’s interests include improving perinatal safety on Labor & Delivery and taking care of high-risk obstetric patients.
Valencia Stephens, M.D.
Dr. Valencia Stephens is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Dr. Stephens received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Stephens is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University Physician Assistant School in Glendale, Arizona. She is also past Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Adelante Healthcare.
Karen Starkey, M.D.
Dr. Karen Starkey obtained a degree in Pharmacy from UBC in Vancouver, BC and a honors Psychology degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed her MD and residency training at UWO in London, Ontario and is board certified in the US and Canada. She has practiced in Arizona forover twenty years and is currently a member of the OB Hospitalist team at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.