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Lauren Thaxton, MD, MBA, MSBS


Texas Tech University Health Science Center, M.D.

Texas Tech University, MBA, Health Organization Management


Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico Hospitals

Fellowship, Family Planning, University of New Mexico Hospitals

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Lauren D. Thaxton, MD is a practicing Obstetrician & Gynecologist at UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed her Ob/Gyn residency and fellowship at University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She has published several articles and book chapters and has a particular interest in clinical research, teaching and health policy. She serves as a member in the following organizations: the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Family Planning, ASCCP and Physicians for Reproductive Health. Dr. Thaxton also serves as a mentor in Big Brothers/Big Sisters.


  • Complex family planning
  • Obstetrical and Gynecologic Services
  • Reproductive health

Board Certification

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Upsilon Phi Delta Business Honors Recipient
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