Nidia Lopez, PA-C, is a native El Pasoan and received her bachelor's degree in microbiology from UT at El Paso and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Mrs. Lopez has worked as a PA in internal medicine, acute care, emergency medicine, and family practice prior to joining the gynecology oncology team. She is certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants, American Association of Physician Assistants, and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Mrs. Lopez is passionate about women's health and strives to provide compassionate care to women battling cancer. She takes special interest in empowering women through self-assessment and group learning, while encouraging them to play an active role in their own care. She is a strong believer that her role as a physician’s assistant is to coach her patients to improve and maintain their health. Her special interests are women's health issues, cervical cancer, border medicine, and serving the underserved.