Jocelyn Ivie MD, FACOG
I grew up in southern California in a very tight knit Filipino family. I received my Biomechanical Engineering degree at Cal (UC Berkeley). I took a 6 month break during college to work at a biotech firm and soon realized the doctors had more fun than the engineers! I switched gears and went to medical school at USC Keck School of Medicine in east Los Angeles and stayed in the area for my Ob/Gyn residency at White Memorial Medical Center. After graduation, I had the pleasure of serving in the US Air Force here at Nellis Air Force Base. Living here since 2001 has taught me that despite its huge growth, Las Vegas has maintained both its small town charm and its big heart.
During my medical training, I found no joy that could compete with delivering a baby! Along the way, I’ve developed other professional passions including helping women with sexual dysfunction, performing minimally invasive surgery including robotic and single site procedures, and vulvar cosmetic surgery.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy yoga, classic movies, raising my “mini-me” daughter with the personality of her father, and trying to find directions to the gym.
I try my best to live by a mantra – “Be present in the moment.” Once that exam room door closes, I shut out whatever is happening on the other side. When I’m with patients, I focus on listening to their unique situation, spending time to ensure understanding and setting up a future plan together. My goal is to be a partner with patients throughout their lives, helping them navigate the trials and tribulations of being female – from adolescence to menopause.
Desert Companion Best Doctors Award 2015, 2017
University of Southern California