Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brooklyn Hospital Center
Dr. Shazah Khawaja is a conscientious OB/GYN certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Khawaja completed her bachelor of science degree from the Sophie-Davis School of Biomedical Education in 1994. She then went on to obtain her Medical Doctorate from Ross University, graduating in 1999. Dr. Khawaja’s internship and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology took place at Stamford Hospital, Conn., Long Island College Hospital, N.Y., and the Brooklyn Hospital Center, N.Y. from 2001–2005. Dr. Khawaja first joined NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center in 2013.
Before beginning her private practice with NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center in Santa Rosa, Dr. Khawaja gathered invaluable professional and research experience in providing women’s healthcare. She worked as the faculty attending physician for The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s OB/GYN department, a research assistant to the director of reproductive endocrinology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a volunteer in a Pakistani community outreach program to provide health education for women, the president of an OB/GYN private practice in New Jersey, an OB/GYN healthcare provider for mentally challenged women in New York, and more.
Throughout her career, Dr. Khawaja has focused her energy on developing strong skills in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, uro-gynecological procedures, as well as educating women on nutrition, exercise and general health awareness.
Dr. Khawaja’s care philosophy perfectly realizes the whole-body approach to women’s healthcare, and NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center is proud to have her on our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Khawaja, please call our office: 707-579-1102.
Cecelia Rondou is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) providing exceptional midwifery care to NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center patients since 1996. Ms. Rondou began working in hospitals in 1981 while in school, graduating nursing school from College of the Redwoods in 1985. She went on to obtain her MSN and FNP from Sonoma State University, and then her Certified Nurse Midwife Degree from San Jose State University in 1998.
An experienced provider vital to the quality of midwifery care offered in our practice, Ms. Rondou provides comprehensive midwife services including diagnostic women’s health screening tests, care throughout the child bearing cycle, management of common perinatal problems, education to promote and maintain health, specimen collection and interpretation of laboratory data, and contraception counseling. She has volunteered for over 14 years in a Pregnancy Counseling Center, and has delivered more than 4,000 children over her career. In her free time, Ms. Rondou enjoys gardening as well as training and competing in Ironman Triathlons.
Suzanne Saunders is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) specializing in a full-scope of midwifery services, including prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care, family planning, and well-woman gynecologic care in a supportive practice setting. Ms. Saunders obtained her bachelor of nursing from Samuel Merritt-St. Mary’s College of California and then went on to complete the MSN/MPH dual degree program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. In her free time, Ms. Saunders enjoys scrapbooking, running, knitting, and volunteering.
Kirsten Eckert is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP). She graduated in 2010 from UCLA with a bachelor of science degree in paleo biology and geology. While at UCLA, she taught sex education with the Los Angeles Unified School District and decided to pursue her interests in women’s health care and education.
Eckert then received her MSN from Yale University in 2014 with a specialty in midwifery. She is excited to be back in her home state providing full scope midwifery care with this group of outstanding women and providers. She is honored and blessed to be able to help women be active and empowered decision-makers during their pregnancies and confidently give birth.
In her free time, Kirsten enjoys hiking, rock climbing and throwing pottery.