Parking in the Health Center Garage (HCG) will be affected during graduations taking place at the Frank Erwin Center. Over the next few weeks, please allow additional time for parking or consider using alternative methods of transportation to UT Health Austin.

Photo of Lauren Thaxton

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 OB/GYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist) at UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute. Dr. Thaxton graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at University of New Mexico Health Sciences. Dr. Thaxton has completed specialty training in complex family planning and enjoys the full spectrum of Ob/Gyn clinical practice. She has published several articles and book chapters and has a particular interest in clinical research, teaching and 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.


  • Reproductive health
  • Complex family planning

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
Back to Directory