Maternal-Fetal Medicine Faculty

Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPHProfessor, Chief and Fellowship Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicineramseyp@uthscsa.edu210-567-5009
Michael D. Berkus, MDAssociate Professorberkus@uthscsa.edu 210-567-5009
Angela R. Boyd, MD, PhDAssistant Professorboyda3@uthscsa.edu210-567-5009
Deborah L. Conway, MDProfessorconway@uthscsa.edu210-567-5035
Kayla E. Ireland, MD, MSCI-TSAssistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Directorireland@uthscsa.edu210-567-5009
Egle Bytautiene Prewit, MD, PhDAssistant Professor/Researchprewite@uthscsa.edu 210-450-8565
Julie M. Horsting, MR, MS, LCGCSpecialist – Genetic Counselorhorsting@uthscsa.edu 210-567-5009
Jessian L. Muñoz, MD, PhD, MPHSpecialist - Second Year Fellowmunozj6@uthscsa.edu 210-567-5035
Barbara Kate Neuhoff, MDSpecialist - First Year Fellowneuhoff@uthscsa.edu 210-567-5035

Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH

Professor, Chief and Fellowship Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

ramseyp@uthscsa.edu | 210-567-5009

Dr. Ramsey serves as the Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Director of our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training program. He also serves as the Director for “Stork One” Maternal Transport program and Maternal Medical Director for the University Hospital Level IV Maternal Center.  Dr. Ramsey completed his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine in 1994 and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN in 1998.

He completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001. He also received a Master of Science in Public Health with emphasis in Epidemiology/International Health in 2003. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and serves as an oral board examiner for the ABOG. He is an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG), among others. He is a graduate of the ACOG Leadership Institute and SMFM Leadership Academy.

Dr. Ramsey is the founder and former co-director for the annual ACOG Medical Student John Gibbons Memorial Lecture and ACOG Medical Student Workshop program. He currently serves in several regional, state, and national leadership roles as Chief Medical Officer for the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB), Chair of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Reproductive, Women’s and Perinatal Committee, Treasurer and member of the IDSOG Council, member of the ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice, member of the SMFM Fellowship Affairs Commitee, member of the Texas Perinatal Advisory Council, and member of the Texas Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Task Committee.

As an active researcher and educator, he has received numerous awards and accolades including the ACOG Mentor of the Year Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award, and the ACOG Medical Student Recruitment Award.  He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in major journals. His research interests are clinical trials, prevention of preterm birth, labor management, infectious diseases, and management of medical complications of pregnancy..

Michael D. Berkus, MD

Associate Professor

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Dr. Berkus received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1976. He completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency in 1980 at the University of Florida, and his Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Berkus is an Associate Professor.

Dr. Berkus has been awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented by Obstetrics and Gynecology Senior Residents. He has been an active researcher for many years and is well published in many peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Berkus is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Angela R. Boyd, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Boyd received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, graduating magna cum laude with Honors in Biology in 2005. She then attended UT Health San Antonio (formerly known as University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) and received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2011 and her M.D. in 2013. She completed her Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Health San Antonio in 2017.

Dr. Boyd joined the faculty as a Specialist and is currently completing her fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include gestational diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases.

Deborah L. Conway, MD

Professor

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Dr. Conway received her B.S. in Biology, cum laude, from Texas A&M University, and her M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1991. In 1995, she completed her residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and joined our department as an Assistant Instructor on a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

She became an Assistant Professor following the completion of her fellowship in 1997 and was promoted 10 Associate Professor in September 2008. Dr. Conway is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Her interests include diabetes in pregnancy, and pre-pregnancy counseling.

Kayla E. Ireland, MD, MSCI-TS

Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Director

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Dr. Ireland received her Bachelor of Science at Tulane University, graduating magna cum laude with Honors in Neuroscience in 2006. She earned her M.D. in 2010 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and Marvin Forland, MD Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2014 and Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship in 2017 also at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Ireland joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2017 and serves as the Associate MFM Fellowship Director since fall 2020 .  She is the co-director of the Placenta Accreta Program at UT Health/University Hospital.  Her clinical and research interests include maternal safety and quality.  She also co-leads the Maternal Quality Assurance and Process Improvements (QAPI) at University Hospital, a Level IV Maternal Care Designated hospital.

Egle Bytautiene Prewit, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor/Research

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A native of Lithuania, Dr. Prewit received her MD at the Vilnius University, followed by a PhD in Clinical Sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. From 1997-2018 she was a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UTMB.

In May 2018, Dr. Prewit joined UT Health San Antonio in the Division of Reproductive Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The overarching goal of her research is to determine the mechanisms by which pregnancy and the postpartum period act as a window to the future maternal and child health. Her research concentrates on how pregnancy and its complications such as obesity and preeclampsia affect short and long-term maternal and fetal cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes.

Dr. Prewit is also studying the long-term maternal health benefits resulting from breastfeeding. Areas of particular interest are maternal and fetal adipose tissue, oxytocin-oxytoxin receptor and renin-angiotensin systems, effects of anti-diabetic medications on placenta and pregnancy outcomes.

Julie M. Horsting, MR, MS, LCGC

Specialist – Genetic Counselor

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Ms. Horsting received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and History from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in 2009. She went on to earn a Master of Genetics from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in 2011, and a Master of Science in Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN in 2013.

A board-certified genetic counselor, Ms. Horsting has provided genetic counseling across many areas of medicine, but is particularly passionate about prenatal and preconception genetic counseling. Ms. Horsting is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and the Texas Network of Genetic Counselors. Ms. Horsting joined the faculty at UT Health San Antonio in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Specialist.

Jessian L. Muñoz, MD, PhD, MPH

Specialist – Second Year Fellow

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Dr. Muñoz received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Puerto Rico graduating magna cum laude with Honors. He then attended Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Graduate Studies, graduating in 2013 with a dual major Ph.D. in Stem Cell Biology and Neuroscience followed by completion of his M.D. in 2015.

He was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) research award in 2014 for his work in genetic engineering of mesenchymal stem cells. He went on to complete residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2019 and an MPH in Health Policy in 2020. Dr. Muñoz joined the faculty as a Specialist and is currently completing his fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Barbara Kate Neuhoff, MD

Specialist – First Year Fellow

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Dr. Neuhoff received her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with Honors in French and Medicine, Health and Society, with a minor in Theater. During that time she also worked in a research lab in the department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, studying the immunology and pathogenesis of the human metapneumovirus. She then worked for three years in the Department of Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt, where she served as a gift agreement writer for the College of Medicine.

She attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and received her MD in 2016. She completed her residency training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 2020. During residency, her research focused on comparing ultrasound modalities in the evaluation of cervical length, and she presented her findings at national conferences. She also initiated an interdisciplinary quality improvement project on the diagnosis and management of chorioamnionitis.

She is a member of ACOG, SMFM, IDOSG, and AIUM. Dr. Neuhoff joined the faculty as a Specialist and is currently completing her fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include infectious diseases, PPROM, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, quality improvement, and resident education.