About Luis Padilla-Paz, M.D.
Dr. Padilla Paz is a native Mexican born in Mexico City whose clinical training included a research fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, residency in OB/GYN at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois and the University of Minnesota where he completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology.
Dr. Padilla Paz is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He has received many prestigious awards and published several peer-reviewed articles.
He is married to Dr. Alana Williams, and together they have three beautiful daughters and a handsome son.
His interest in minimally invasive surgery through his career led him to become a pioneer in the da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgical System. He has performed more than 850 robotic surgeries at three area hospitals using the Da Vinci System.
Dr. Padilla is a medical consultant for the company Stryker on product development.
His dedication to patients has been recognized by being awarded the "People’s Choice Award" and "People Living Through Cancer" among others.
Dr. Padilla Paz was instrumental in the creation of a new program between his practice and the National Institute of Perinatal Medicine in Mexico City. His vision enabled fourth-year residents an opportunity to come to the United States and gain valuable educational experiences including robotic surgery. In addition, he has provided translation services for patient teaching materials that the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology provides free of charge on cervical pre-cancers and HPV.
"The vision that allowed me to start Women´s Cancer and Surgical Care was that one of complete dedication to patient care by a combination of compassion with a sense of a moral mission to help others while providing the most up to date clinical care for their medical conditions. I envisioned providing care to women throughout our region from southern Colorado to El Paso, Texas. I feel privileged to be able to help our patients, work with such an outstanding group of physicians and staff and live in beautiful New Mexico with my family."