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Lauren Thaxton, MD, MBA, MSBS

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Lauren Thaxton, MD


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MD

Texas Tech University, MBA, Health Organization Management


Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico Hospital

Fellowship, Complex Family Planning, University of New Mexico Hospital

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Lauren Thaxton, MD, MBA, MSBS, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a part of both UT Health Austin’s Complex Contraception care team and UT Health Austin’s Pregnancy Loss Management care team. Additionally, Dr. Thaxton is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health.

Dr. Thaxton earned her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and her master’s in health organization management from Texas Tech University. She completed both a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in complex family planning at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Dr. Thaxton has published several articles and book chapters and is an active member of the following organizations: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Family Planning, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and Physicians for Reproductive Health. She is also a co-investigator with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP). Her research focuses on creating novel, patient-centered interventions for reproductive health.


  • Complex family planning
  • Obstetrical and gynecologic services

Board Certification

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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