Dr. Kellie Flood-Shaffer has joined the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center faculty as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a native of El Paso, Texas, the sixth of eight children in a bicultural, bilingual family. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. She returned to Texas and earned her M.D. from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and completed her OB/GYN residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
She has served on the faculty of TTUHSC both in El Paso and in Lubbock. She has also been a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Chicago. She most recently served as the Residency Program Director and Division Director of the OB/Gyn Specialist Division at the University of Cincinnati. She has served on numerous hospital and medical school committees and has participated actively on local, state and national boards during her career. She has nearly 25 years of clinical and academic experience in Women’s Health Care. She has lectured on Women’s Health issues throughout the United States and authored chapters, as well as published research in OB/Gyn.
Her areas of special interest are breastfeeding advocacy, the identification and prevention of domestic violence, menopause and midlife women’s health in addition to the delivery of culturally sensitive healthcare. She is married to Michael Shaffer, D.O. and they have three college age children. In her free time she enjoys travelling, birdwatching and reading historical fiction.