Meet our team of highly trained professionals

Valley Perinatal Services focuses on providing the highest quality care for women in the greater Phoenix region. Each member of our obstetrical team is board certified or board eligible in Maternal Fetal Medicine, as well as OB/GYN. Our physicians understand the life cycle of women and apply that knowledge in every aspect of their care.

John Elliott, MD
Medical Director
Dr. John Elliott is an internationally recognized authority in maternal fetal medicine. He has distinguished himself through his unique and unparalleled ability to care for high order multiple gestations.
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Ravi Gunatilake, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
Dr. Gunatilake is passionate about the advancement of obstetrical care. He has been a principal investigator in several clinical/translational research studies and has authored significant publications in the area of fetal origins of adult cardiometabolic disease, maternal obesity, and critical care.
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Avi Patil, MD, FACOG, ABCP
Director, Center for Personalized Obstetric Medicine
Dr. Avi Patil is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with a unique dual board certification in MFM and Clinical Pharmacology.
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Kathleen Kuhlman, MD
Director of Reproductive Ultrasound
Dr. Kuhlman is a nationally known, board certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, who brings special expertise in the area of Fetal Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Reproductive Ultrasound.
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Hugh Miller, MD
Medical Director of VPS Tucson
Dr. Hugh Miller has been providing high risk obstetrical services to the Southern region of Arizona for over 22 years. He has joined Valley Perinatal as the Medical Director of Southern Arizona.
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Chien Oh, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
Dr Oh joined Valley Perinatal in January 2017.
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Elton Bowen, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
Dr Bowen joined Valley Perinatal in January 2017.
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Coming Spring 2016
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
Valerie J Infranco, WHNP CDE
Co-Director of Center for Diabetes Management
Valerie Infranco is a board certified Diabetes Education specialist with special expertise in the management of diabetes in pregnancy. She is also a certified NCC Women’s Health NP, ANCC Nurse Practitioner, Electronic Fetal Monitor, and Insulin Pump and Continuous Monitoring Trainer.
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Francisca Fletes, WHNP
Nurse Practitioner
Francisca “Frankie” Fletes is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner with 9 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She began her career as an obstetrical nurse at a Level III facility, caring for healthy and critically ill pregnant women and their unborn child.
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Susan Roberts, DNP, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Susan Roberts is a Certified Nurse Midwife with over 20 years of experience. In 2014, Susan earned her doctorate in Nursing Practice with an emphasis on healthcare quality and process improvement.
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Sue Ellen Sarsam, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Sue Ellen Sarsam is a Certified Nurse Midwife with over 25 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology. After 25 years in women’s health, she is still fascinated with obstetrics and loves to educate women so that they can be knowledgeable and confident.
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Myriam Pelletier, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Myriam Pelletier has worked as a prenatal genetic counselor in Arizona since 2004. Myriam is a published author in her chosen field, and has an unrelenting passion for genetic counseling.
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Roy Jedeikin, MD, FACC, MBA
Pediatric Cardiologist
Dr. Jedeikin has over 30 years of experience counseling families regarding the results of fetal echoes and developing plans to manage congenital heart diseases before, during and after pregnancy. Dr. Jedeikin is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.
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