Ms. Katie Lyons recently joined Centre OB/GYN in the fall of 2021. Originally from Colorado, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and went on to the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she was trained as a Physician Assistant. She has worked in obstetrics and gynecology since graduating in 2006.
During her training she realized her passion was to help women navigate their reproductive years and be a comfort and a resource during, what can be, a challenging time. She enjoys being able to build relationships with her patients and help them feel at ease to provide the best quality and personalized care possible. Her medical interests include contraception, prenatal care, infertility, and preventative care.
Katie lived and worked in San Francisco for 13 years as an OBGYN Physician Assistant before moving to North Carolina in 2019. She loves to sing and performed in musical theater before becoming a PA. She also enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, interior design, and spending time at the beach with her husband and two sons. She feels she has the two best jobs in the world; being a Women’s Health Physician Assistant and being a mother to her amazing children.
We would like to welcome Dr. Luisa Vera to the Centre OB/GYN family! Dr. Vera completed her Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame and earned her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine where she was awarded the 2020 American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Resident Award as well as the prestigious Jennie L. Batson Award for outstanding clinical care.
Dr. Vera was born in Lima, Peru, but grew up with her family in Orlando, Florida. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and is committed to providing quality and personalized care to all women of all ethnicities, races, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, and physical abilities. She has always loved obstetrics and caring for women throughout their pregnancies and delivering babies, as well as providing gynecological and preventative medical care.
Dr. Vera has explored many of the trails in North Carolina with her goldendoodle, Rosie, and her fiancé. She is an avid Peloton rider and enjoys staying active. Finally, she loves being back in the Southeast, not only for the warm weather and amazing food, but the wonderful people she has met along the way.
Dr. Arlene Pak joined our practice in August 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and earned her medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Pak completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Pak has a passion for caring for women throughout their lives and finds helping women through their pregnancies and welcoming healthy babies into this world to be most rewarding. She believes in preventative healthcare and empowering women to be active participants in their overall health and wellbeing.
Even though Dr. Pak was born and raised in the paradise state of Hawaii; after relocating to North Carolina for her residency, she fell in love with our great state and decided to make it her forever home along with her husband, 2 children, and the family beagle Rocky.
Dr. Jerome Gardner announces his retirement from the practice of medicine on March 31, 2022. It has been my honor to be your OB/GYN provider over the past several years. Rest assured that I am leaving you in good hands. All of the providers at my practice are happy to see you for your continued care. If you decide to leave the practice, you can request a record transfer. Thank you for all the years that you have entrusted me with your care. I wish you all the best life has to offer.
Jerome Gardner, MD
Dr. Ann Collins began practicing with Centre OB/GYN in 1995. She has a bachelor of science from Duke University and earned her Medical Degree at Duke University School of Medicine. She graduated from Duke Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Collins completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
As a native of Elm City, Dr. Collins is committed to providing quality healthcare to women in North Carolina. She has always been a science person who is fascinated by human development and sees the human body as the ultimate “machine”.
In 2019, Dr. Collins became the first woman to serve as chair of the UNC REX Healthcare board. Additionally, she has served as chair of the UNC Rex Ethics Committee and the Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Collins is an avid college basketball fan who enjoys watching and attending games with her husband and two sons. When not in the office or at the hospital, she enjoys relaxing at the beach with friends and family.
Dr. Erika Clark joined Centre OB/GYN in 1999. She completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and received her Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Clark completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, MI.
A native of Detroit, MI, Dr. Clark has been providing quality healthcare to women in the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast areas since 1995. Having moved to North Carolina in 1997 to provide Ob/Gyn care in a rural area as part of the National Health Serves Corp., she understands the unique challenges women in our communities’ face on a daily basis and works to improve their health and the health of their families.
When not at home spending quality time with her husband, family, and friends, Dr. Clark is traveling with her daughter to competitions across the Southeast.
Dr. Tanneisha Barlow has been practicing medicine since 2005 and joined our practice in July 2007. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan and earned her Medical Degree at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Barlow completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Barlow is committed to promoting preventive healthcare for women of all ages and ethnicities and strives to educate women about healthy behaviors that support healthy living. She currently serves as the vice chair of the OB Department at REX hospital. Additionally, Dr. Barlow is a part of several other UNC Rex committees including; Performance Improvement, Perinatal Quality, and Standing Orders.
Having grown up in a military family, she spent her childhood living abroad. Dr. Barlow is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys spending time with her two children and traveling to new places.
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A commitment from Centre OB/Gyn, ABOG, ACOG, and others dedicated to Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Gynecology addressing racism in healthcare
As our nation confronts systemic racism and consequences of persistent inequities and disparate outcomes in health care, our organizations—which include the leading professional organizations in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology—are committed to changing the culture of medicine, eliminating racism and racial inequities that lead to disparate health outcomes, and promoting equity in women’s health and health care. Our commitment to a better future requires an honest examination of the past and the present.