Jennifer Almonte-Gonzalez, M.D., FACOG
Jennifer Almonte-Gonzalez, M.D., FACOG, is proud and excited to be a founding partner at The Women’s Center of Excellence (WCE). Her special interests in adolescent female health, high-risk pregnancy, and complicated gynecological issues complement the services at WCE. Dr. Almonte-Gonzalez strongly adheres to applying medical practices that have the best evidence for the best outcomes for her patients. She takes a collaborative approach to care, always involving a patient and her family in medical decision-making, as appropriate.
Dr. Almonte-Gonzalez was appointed by the Texas Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Texas State Women’s Health Advisory Committee in 2015. This committee has been tasked with overseeing women’s health issues and funding in the state of Texas. Her involvement in this committee, among her other activities, has garnered her statewide recognition as a voice for women’s healthcare physicians and Texas women. She was recently featured on the cover of Texas Medicine Magazine, the official publication of the Texas Medical Association.
Dr. Almonte-Gonzalez graduated from the St. Mary’s University Honors Program. She earned her MD from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed her specialty training at the UTHSCSA Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. During her residency at University Hospital in San Antonio, she was awarded the prestigious Arnold Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine and Teaching Award and served as the Administrative Chief Resident. She served at the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rio Grande Regional Hospital for five years. She was chosen by her peers to lead the medical staff as the 2015-2016 Chief of Staff at Rio Grande Regional Hospital and sits on the Board of Trustees.
Originally from El Paso, Dr. Almonte-Gonzalez is proud to now call the Rio Grande Valley her home. She is married to a physician, who is a Brownsville native, and they have two young sons. Dr. Almonte-Gonzalez hobbies include spending time with her family and friends and volunteer work. She is an active member of The Junior League of McAllen.
Dr. Almonte-Gonzalez is bilingual in English and Spanish and treats adolescent and adult patients. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.