Carla F. Ortique, MD


University of MinnesotaresidencyObstetrics & Gynecology1995
University of Illinois College of Medicine at RockfresidencyFamily Medicine1989
University of Illinoismedical schoolDoctor of Medicine1986

Personal Statement

Dr. Carla Ortique was born in Chicago. She earned a B.S. in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and her M.D. from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Ortique completed an internship and residency in family medicine at the University of Illinois.

A strong interest in providing comprehensive care for women, coupled with the personal experience of having a sister diagnosed with breast cancer, resulted in Dr. Ortique undertaking a second residency program. She completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center in St, Paul, Minn., in 1995.

Dr. Ortique has been in the active practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Texas since August 1995. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology since 1997, Dr. Ortique incorporates her family medicine training as well as training in complementary and alternative therapies to provide comprehensive care to female patients. Areas of special interest include spirituality and medicine, general obstetrics, minimally invasive surgical procedures including hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, preventative healthcare and patient safety, guidance for perimenopausal and menopausal patients.

Ortique honored as physician of the year by Houston Medical Forum

Dr. Carla Ortique was recently named physician of the year (2018) by the Houston Medical Forum, a component society of the National Medical Association.

The forum was established in 1926 to address the needs of physicians of African descent and their patients. Today, the Houston Medical Forum is the National Medical Association’s largest local affiliate. Its members represent a myriad of specialties and engage in a variety of activities that advance the art and practice of medicine as well as promote education and wellness in the community, eliminate health disparities and sustain physician viability.

News Articles:

The fight to end Texas’ high maternal mortality rate 


Organization NameRole
Texas Medical AssociationChair, Committee on Maternal & Perinatal Health
TMF Health Quality InstituteFoundation Board Member

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