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Drs. Hobday, Kaplan, Kamat and Suri:
Our group includes some of the nation's leading physicians in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and are known for providing cutting edge surgical treatment options.
Alan L. Kaplan, M.D.
Dr. Kaplan is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Methodist Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He received his medical degree in 1955 from Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1959. He then served two years in the Army, following which he returned to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for fellowship training, which he completed in 1963.
He joined Baylor College of Medicine in 1963, and was with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for 42 years. He served as Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Kaplan became a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1966, and earned his certification in Gynecologic Oncology in 1974.
Dr. Kaplan is a member of numerous professional societies, many of which relate to his specialty field – female cancers. He has served on various editorial boards, and is active on committees of both the professional organizations and the hospitals at which he practices. In his clinical practice, he cares for women with gynecologic surgical problems and female cancers.
Dr. Kaplan enjoys jogging, swimming, reading, and tennis.
Danielle Antosh, M.D.
Dr. Danielle (Marshall) Antosh is a urogynecologist who specializes in the treatment of female pelvic floor disorders, including medical and surgical management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. She also has expertise in minimally invasive pelvic surgery, including robotic, laparoscopic, and vaginal surgery.
She grew up in Houston and attended Stratford high school. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate degree, and earned her medical degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology internship and residency at the University of California Los Angeles, and then completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. After graduating from fellowship, Dr. Antosh returned to Texas to join the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Methodist Hospital.
While training, she performed clinical research and earned several research grants and awards, including the ACOG/Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award in Female Sexual Dysfunction. Her research interests include surgical outcomes of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and resident education. Dr. Antosh has authored seven peer reviewed articles and two textbook chapters, and has presented her research at the American Urogynecologic Society, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists annual meetings. She is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
She is proud to be a contributing physician for the Methodist Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine, evaluating and treating women with complex pelvic floor disorders. She resides in Houston with her husband, Josef, and son, Marshall.
Christopher Hobday, M.D.
Dr. Hobday is a benign gynecologist in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Methodist Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1994 and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1995 from U.T. Dallas. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. He Matched to University of Texas at Houston for Residency Training in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Hobday was named Intern of the Year in 2003 and featured in the Houston Chronicle as "Day in the Life of a Resident" in 2003. He was elected and served as Chief Resident in his final year of residency. Dr. Hobday completed residency training and came on staff at The Methodist Hospital in 2008. He is active in resident education and functions as the Site Coordinator for rotating OB/GYN residents at The Methodist Hospital. His clinical interests include abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroids, cervical dysplasia, adnexal masses, adolescent OB/GYN, and minimally invasive surgery (conventional and DaVinci Robot).
Aparna Kamat, M.D.
Dr . Kamat is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Methodist Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Mumbai, India and then completed her Ob/Gyn residency from West Virginia University where she served as Chief Resident. She then joined Baylor College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn, where she received the prestigious BIRCWH career development award from the NIH. At Baylor, she was honored with the award for Excellence in Resident Education.
In 2004, she started her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. During her training, she received several awards including the Virginia K. Pierce award, the Bettyann Asche Murray fellowship, and the Dianne Denson Tobola fellowship for her research in ovarian cancer as well as the Bristol/Meyers Squibb award for clinical and translational research. She also completed a Masters program from the Graduate School of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas in 2006. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Kamat is an active member of several professional societies including SGO, GOG and ACOG. She has authored more than 50 peer reviewed articles and is the Principal Investigator for the Gynecologic Oncology Group trials at The Methodist Hospital. Her clinical focus is centered on providing minimally invasive surgical options for women with gynecologic malignancies and complex gynecologic problems.
Bani Ratan, M.D.
Dr. Bani Ratan focuses her practice in obstetrics, both prenatal and management of labor, as well as gynecology, focusing on hysteroscopy, minimally invasive abdominal surgery, medical and surgical treatments for menorrhagia, preventative care, and cervical dysplasia.
Dr. Ratan was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Biochemistry, Magna Cum Laude, from Rice University, and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. After graduation, she entered the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell University. While training, she received the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award and served as the administrative co-chief in her final year. She also traveled to Tanzania for one month where she cared for under-privileged women and served in a teaching role.
Dr. Ratan enjoys trying new restaurants and live theater and performances. She and her husband, Ravin, love spending time with family and making their way through their favorite TV series, including Mad Men and Master Chef.
Anuj Suri, M.D.
Dr. Suri is a Gynecologic Oncologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Houston Methodist Hospital. He grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and received his medical degree from The University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2006. He completed a 4 year residency in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston – Memorial Hermann Hospital. While a resident, he completed a one month Felix Rutledge Fellowship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and won the J. Taylor Wharton Award for Outstanding Resident in Gynecologic Oncology.
After completion of residency in 2010, Dr. Suri matched into a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. During his training, Dr. Suri won several awards including Best Oral Presentation at the Winter Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology in 2012, the ASCO Merit Award at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual meeting, and The Golden Tarheel Award at The University of North Carolina. Dr. Suri has conducted basic science and clinical research covering topics such as ovarian cancer, granulosa cell tumors of the ovary, and vulvar cancer and has presented his research at many national conferences.
During his fellowship training, Dr. Suri received extensive surgical and clinical training by pioneers in the field of minimally invasive and robotic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive robotic surgery for the treatment of endometrial, cervical, and early stage ovarian cancer; as well as complex pelvic surgery for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer and surgical management of vulvar cancer. He is an active member of SGO, ACOG, and GOG.
Eugene Chuck Toy, M.D.
Dr. Toy received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering while simultaneously fulfilling premedical requirements from Stanford University, graduating with honors. He was awarded his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with high honors, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He received his first graduate education in Family Medicine at Ventura County Medical Center (UCLA Affiliate) in Ventura, California, practiced family medicine for two years, and received his second graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas at Houston. This broad training allows him to emphasize comprehensive medical care to women.
Dr. Toy is the Program Director of The Methodist Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. Dr. Toy has also been appointed as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he is the assistant course director and clerkship director of the obstetrics and gynecology medical student rotation. Additionally, he supervises and collaborates with family physicians and nurse practitioners in maternity care.
Dr. Toy is the creator and author of over 17 medical books of the "Case Files" series, published by McGraw-Hill; these books have been translated into over 10 languages and is distributed worldwide. He serves as an expert in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound on the several national committees, and is active on the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Executive Council. To better serve his patients, Dr. Toy is board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. He is likewise board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians.