Pinky Ronen, M.D.
I was always intrigued by obstetrics because, as a former Navy SEAL paramedic, I wondered how a baby could hold its breath submerged for nine whole months. I now know the answer to that, along with answers to many other questions about women's health.
The first time I saw a baby being born, I was a medical student at Tel Aviv University. Right then and there, I knew what my specialty had to be. In the years since then, I’ve delivered hundreds of babies, but the experience doesn’t get old. It’s still a miracle to me each time. As an obstetrician gynecologist, I have the opportunity to treat women’s health from a variety of medical angles: I’m there for my patients in some of the most sensitive times of their lives and have been able to continue to care for them long after their children I helped bring into the world are grown. My relationship with my patients is all about commitment. I make every effort to be in the delivery room for my patients, I give out my cell phone number to them freely, and for many of them, become a primary care physician for them down the road, providing cholesterol tests, bone density testing, colonoscopies and mammograms.
I pride myself on giving patients individual care that can’t be found in busy doctors’ offices with dozens of physicians. I build relationships with my patients and make every effort to answer any questions and explain all medical terminology with each visit. I choose to practice traditional surgery methods for procedures I preform such as hysterectomies and vaginal reconstruction, despite the rising popularity of robotics. I find that although it can be more technically demanding for me, it’s far safer and patients typically recover much more quickly.
I came to Houston for my residency at Baylor College of Medicine more than 20 years ago and have been practicing in the Houston area ever since. Alongside my private practice, I have served as Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial Herman -Memorial City Medical Center. I’m also an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
I'm married with three children and enjoy swimming, sailing, and taking care of my patients.
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