Ana Marina RodriguezMD, MPH

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Ana Marina Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Dr. Ana M. Rodriguez’s areas of interest are family planning /contraception and minimally invasive gynecology, including robotic surgery. She is one of the nation's most experienced gynecologists in the area of hysteroscopic sterilizations. She has performed approximately 500 cases of hysteroscopic sterilizations at UTMB, in a clinical office setting which reduces cost, reduces pain and allows patients to avoid a hospital stay. Her patients for this procedure come to the gynecology clinic for treatment, and are able to walk out as soon as the procedure is complete.

Dr. Rodriguez currently is an assistant professor at UTMB in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed the Masters of Public Health Program at UTMB in 2013. 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 and since then she has been actively involved in the training of medical students, residents and faculty members. Dr. Rodriguez also has a strong commitment to research in women's health.

Dr. Rodriguez’s primary research interest is in cancer prevention, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and contraception. She has been the principal investigator on projects involving the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, the use of Essure devices in permanent sterilization, and currently she is studying the risk of developing colorectal cancer in women that had received pelvic radiation. Dr. Rodriguez also has an interest in the risk of cancer associated with obesity, especially endometrial cancer.

Specialties and Interests
Specialties: Gynecology (Ob/Gyn), Ob/Gyn, Obstetrics, Women’s Health Care
Interests: Ob/Gyn, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Including Advanced Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery

Education and Training
Medical/Professional School:

  • University of Texas Medical Branch,Galveston, MPH, 8/31/13
  • Ob/Gyn, University of Texas Tech Health Science Center, 07/2005-06/2006
  • Ob/Gyn, University of Texas Tech Health Science Center, 07/2006-06/2009

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Clark SL, Rodriguez AM, Snyder RR, Hankins GD, Boehning D. Structure-Function of the Tumor Suppressor BRCA1. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. Apr 2012; 1(1):e201204005. PMID: 22737296.

2. Rodriguez AM, Kilic GS, Vu TP, Kuo YF, Breitkopf D, Snyder RR. Analysis of Tubal Patency After Essure Placement. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Mar 26 2013.  PMID: 23541247

3. Rodriguez AM, Giordano SH, Cooksley, CD. Utilization of BRCA testing in older women with breast and/or ovarian cancer in the state of Texas. Texas Public Health Journal. Spring 2013 2013;65(2):30-36.

4. Patel PR, Borahay MA, Puentes AR, Rodriguez AM, Delaisse J, and Kilic GS. Initial Experience with Robotic Retropubic Urethropexy Compared to Open Retropubic Urethropexy. Obstetrics and Gynecology International. 2013;vol. 2013, Article ID 315680, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/315680.  PMID: 24194762

5. Patel PR, Lee J, Rodriguez AM, Borahay MA, Snyder SS, Hankins GD, and Kilic GS. Disparities in Use of Laparoscopic Hysterectomies: A Nationwide Analysis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Sep 4 2013.  PMID: 24012920

6. Borahay MA, Oge T, Walsh TM, Patel PR, Rodriguez AM, Kilic GS. Outcomes of robotic sacrocolpopexy using barbed delayed absorbable sutures. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Nov 18 2013. PMID: 24263027

7. Lee J, Jennings K, Borahay MA, Rodriguez AM, Kilic GS, Snyder RR, Patel PR, Trends in the National Distribution of Laparoscopic Hysterectomies from 2003-2010, The Journal of
Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2014.01.012.  PMID: 24462854

8. Rodriguez AM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Risk of colorectal cancer among long-term cervical cancer survivors. Medical oncology. May 2014;31(5):943. PMID: 24696219

9. Rodriguez AM, Schmeler KM, & Kuo YF. Disparities in endometrial cancer outcomes between non-Hispanic White and Hispanic women. Gynecol Oncol. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.10.021. PMID: 25449307

10. Hadley EE, Rauth VA, Rodriguez AM, Borahay MA, Jennings K, Patel PR.  The Utility of Microsurgical Loupes in Performing Colposcopy: A Pilot Study.  Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics.  J Clin Gynecol Obstet. 2014;3(4):129-132 doi:  

11.  Hedgepeth SC, Garcia MI, Wagner LE,  Rodriguez AM, Chintapalli SV, Snyder RR, Hankins GD, Herderson BR, Brodie KM, van Rossum DB, Boehning D.  The BRCA1 Tumor Suppressor Binds to Inositol-1,4,5-Trisphophate Receptors to Stimulate Apoptotic Calcium Release.  J Biol Chem. 2015. 290(11), 7304-7313. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.611186.  PMID: 25645916  

12.  Rodriguez AM, Schmeler KM, Kuo YF. Lack of improvement in survival rates for women under 50 with endometrial cancer, 2000-2011. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2015 doi: 10.1007/s00432-015-2092-1.  PMID: 26670165  

13.  Rodriguez AM, Asoglu MR, Sak ME, Tan A, Borahay MA, Kilic GS. Incidence of occult leiomyosarcoma in presumed morcellation cases: a database study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2015;197:31-35 doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2015.11.009.  PMID: 26699101  

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