AMIG Faculty

Asha Bhalwal, MD Asha B. Bhalwal, MD

Asha Bhalwal, MD, was born in India and earned her medical degree in Mumbai at K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre in 2003.  She trained as an OB/GYN in London and obtained her membership from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

After marrying, Dr. Bhalwal and her husband moved to Houston where she did a second OB/GYN residency at McGovern Medical School (UTHealth). Upon completing her second residency, Dr. Bhalwal earned a faculty appointment at McGovern Medical School (UTHealth) and now sees patients at UT Physicians Women’s Centers.

Dr. Bhalwal has over 15 years of experience in the field of OB/GYN, with special interest in advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, cervical dysplasia and colposcopy. She is associate co-director of the AMIGS Fellowship Program. Dr. Bhalwal currently is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She resides in Cypress, Texas with her husband and two children. She enjoys yoga, cooking and running.

Olivia Dziadek, MD Olivia Dziadek, MD

Olivia Dziadek, M.D. is a fellow at the Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship program. She was born in Chicago to parents devoted to the medical profession which influenced her interest in medicine. She began volunteering at MD Anderson during her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston, where her focus was in Philosophy and Biology.

As Dr. Dziadek completed premedical coursework, she began working on research at Baylor College of Medicine and attended Jagiellonian University Medical College. She completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. She was honored to receive the James A. Thorp Award for Excellence in Clinical Research and Eugene W. J. Pearce Award for an outstanding resident with characteristics similar to Dr. Pearce including honesty, humility, and competence. She returned to Houston after residency.

After three years of private practice in Houston, Dr. Dziadek’s passion to become an advanced laparoscopic surgeon, she pursued fellowship training at McGovern Medical School UTHealth Houston, and is the first graduate of the AMIGS Fellowship. Her special interests include not only robotic and laparoscopic gynecologic surgery, but also single site surgery as well as vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.

She loves world travel, swimming, and most importantly, being with her family.

 Mateo G. Leon, MD

Mateo G. Leon, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Division of Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at McGovern Medical School (UTHealth).

Dr. Leon earned his medical degree in 2012 from Universidad Internacional del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. Following medical school, Dr. Leon completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGovern Medical School (UTHealth), where he also held the position of Chief Resident.  He completed his fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (FMIGS) through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Leon is board-certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) with a focus practice designation in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. His focus of interests include helping patients with chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, pelvic masses, and uterine fibroids. He specializes in complex gynecologic minimally invasive surgery, with a particular emphasis on fertility-preserving procedures, complex fibroid surgeries, and large specimen minimally invasive hysterectomy. When not working, he enjoys playing soccer, travelling, and spending time with his family.

Allan R. Katz, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randa Jalloul, MDRanda J. Jalloul, MD

Randa Jalloul, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, with special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She offers her patients a wide range of gynecologic services, including contraception, management of menstrual disorders, fibroids, advanced gynecologic surgery, medical and surgical treatment of endometriosis, pelvic pain, and management of pelvic organ prolapse/stress urinary incontinence. Dr. Jalloul aims to deliver exceptional care for all patients by providing personalized medicine.

Native from Lebanon, Dr. Jalloul completed her graduate medical education at Saint Joseph University in 2005 and a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the American University of Beirut. She then moved to the United States where she went on to excel during her second four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. There, she received several awards, including the prestigious AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) award for excellence in endoscopic surgery and the Hippocrates award, in recognition of the resident who best practices the Art of Medicine.

Dr. Jalloul is an associate professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and serves as the associate program director for the residency program. She is also in charge of the laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy simulation program for resident education. She is completing her masters in Clinical Research and is a lead mentor for the residents’ research projects.

Alvaro Montealegre, MDAlvaro I. Montealegre, MD

Alvaro Montealegre, MD, is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon with UT Physicians. He is an Associate Professor at McGovern Medical School (UTHealth) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, where he is the Co-Director of the Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Fellowship. He completed his medical school education in Costa Rica at the Autonomous University of Central America. He completed his residency training at Tulane University and Methodist/St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, graduating in 2007. After six years in private practice, he joined McGovern Medical School (UTHealth) in 2014.

Dr. Montealegre is passionate about women’s health and improving the delivery and outcomes of gynecologic surgery through minimally invasive techniques. He has devoted his practice to performing and teaching minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. In his spare time, Dr. Montealegre enjoys traveling, sailing, windsurfing, and brewing beer.