Banner Good Samaritan OB/GYN Residency  


Michael Foley MD  

Michael R. Foley, MD
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Clinical Professor, University of Arizona

Dr. Foley received his medical degree in 1984 from Chicago Medical School. His internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology were completed at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. His fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine was also completed at Ohio State University  in 1990.

Dr. Foley has published numerous scientific articles and is a reviewer for several medical journals. He is a national and international lecturer as well as an award winning teacher and author. He has also served as a Board Examiner in the subspecialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is considered a national authority on Critical Care Medicine in Obstetrics. Dr. Foley is Past President of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine-National (2008) and the recipient of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award (2013).

He is the Lead Editor of Obstetric Intensive Care: a Practical Manual,  first edition published in the spring of 1997. The fourth edition was published in May 2014 (McGraw-Hill). He is also a co-editor for Critical Care Obstetrics-Fifth Edition (2010 Wiley-Blackstone).

Dr. Foley is a seventh-degree black belt and the founder of The Center for Humane Living, a 501c3 organization whose mission is “to inspire all people to live peaceful and compassionate lives.” He has been teaching students martial arts out of his home for the past 23 years and has written an award-winning book, The Art of Humane Living – Martial Arts as a Path to Peace, published in 2004. He also authored Ancient Wisdom for Life Fulfillment which was published in 2010.

He is married to Dr Lisa Dado who is a pediatric anesthesiologist. They have three children, Bonnie (25), Molly (22) and Michael (20).

Dr. Laurie EricksonLaurie P. Erickson, MD,
Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Erickson graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan in 1997. Following graduation, she joined Maricopa OB/GYN Associates (MOGA) which is one of the primary teaching groups at Banner on the OB/GYN service.  Dr. Erickson became an Assistant Director in 2007, the Associate Program Director in 2009 and the Program Director in 2014. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus.

Dr. Erickson is a national leader, serving as an ACOG officer for the Arizona Section of District VIII, on the ACOG Consortium for Simulation and on a CREOG Milestones Task Force.  Dr. Erickson completed the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program in 2012 and the CREOG Program Directors School in 2009.  Dr. Erickson has published articles and presented posters at national meetings, including ACOG and CREOG Annual Meetings. 

Dr. Erickson is involved in many hospital committees, including the OBGYN Committee, and will serve a second term as the Chief of the OBGYN Service in 2015. 

Dr. Erickson’s husband is a Sports Medicine Physician who is the Medical Director of the Banner Concussion Center located on Banner Good Samaritan’s campus.  They have 17 year-old triplet girls, Katie, Lindsey and Nikki, and a 6 year-old son Michael.  She enjoys reading, exercise and spending time with her family. 

Dr. Michael UrigMichael A. Urig, MD,
Associate Chair and Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor

After graduating from University of Colorado Medical School, Dr. Urig came to Phoenix where he completed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan in 1989.  Following residency, he joined Maricopa OB/GYN Associates (MOGA) which is one of the primary teaching groups at Banner. He serves as President of Arizona OB/GYN Associates (AOA), the largest group of private practice physicians in the state. 

Dr. Urig has been on the teaching faculty in this department for more than 20 years and is currently the Associate Chair and Associate Director of the residency program. Dr. Urig is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona-College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus.  

Dr. Urig serves on many hospital committees including serving as Chief of Service for many years.  He is a co-lead on the Clinical Consensus Group for the Banner system and plays an integral role in assuring evidence-based medicine is used to optimize patient care throughout the system.

Dr. John MartinJohn W. Martin III, MD,
Associate Director
Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. John Martin graduated from Baylor University College of Medicine on Houston, Texas, in 1965. His general internship was at Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California and his residency training was at Kaiser Permanente in Hollywood.  After graduating, he entered the Navy and became stationed in the Republic of the Philippines at Subic Bay where he was Director of OB/GYN and Outpatient Services (the only OB/GYN for the entire 7th Fleet west of Hawaii).  During those two years he served temporary duty as an assistant general surgeon on the aircraft carrier USS America in the Tonkin Gulf and a short stint at a MASH unit in Danang, Vietnam.

After discharge from the Navy he continued on  in the active reserves for another 22 years, retiring as a senior Captain.  He spent 10 years in private practice in Denver, Colorado where he was on the teaching staff at the University of Colorado Medical School.  Dr. Martin then moved to Santa Barbara where he introduced microsurgery, endometrial ablation, laser surgery, colposcopy and hysteroscopy surgery to the community.  After joining CIGNA in Phoenix as a director of one of their OB/GYN departments, Dr. Martin joined the full-time teaching faculty at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in the early 2000's and later became Medical Director of The Women's Center.  He, along with Dr. Mark Smith, have introduced robotic surgery to the residency program.

Dr. Martin is an Associate Director of the Residency Training Program and is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona.  He recently took the examination for certification as a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner.  Dr. Martin is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He maintains recertification in the American Board of OB/GYN every year, voluntarily.

Marshall L. (Mark) Smith, MD, PhD,
Dr. Mark SmithAssociate Director
Clinical Professor

Marshall (Mark) Smith received his MD and PhD at the University of Texas and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan. While in private practice in the 1980's he helped develop the field of laparoscopy.  In 2001, Dr. Smith became the first Director of Endoscopic Surgery in our department. He conceptualized and helped to build the Simulation Training Center at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and subsequently helped to develop Banner's 55,000 square foot training center in Mesa, AZ, which is one of the largest training centers in the world devoted entirely to clinical simulation learning.

He is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University. In addition to teaching, he has also been active in research at Banner Health, and has served as Principal Investigator of several grants totaling over $3 million. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and involved in several collaborative research projects with them. He is active in the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists and sits on their Board of Credentialing in Endoscopic Surgery, the Society of Laparo-Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Steven J. Laband, MD, MS
Associate Director
Assistant Clinical Professor  Steven Laband, MD

After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology and his Masters in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, Dr. Laband received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He then completed his OB/GYN residency at Banner Good Samaritan in 1987. Since graduation he has been in private practice as well as on the teaching faculty at Good Samaritan. He became Associate Program Director in 1989 and has been  division director of Gynecology at Good Samaritan since 2005. Dr. Laband has received numerous honors and awards, including being recognized at the No. 1 physician by patient satisfaction scores at Banner Good Samaritan. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona. 

C. Kevin HulsC. Kevin Huls, MD, MSc,
Assistant Director
Associate Clinical Professor 

Dr. Huls is an honors graduate in biochemistry from the University of Iowa. He received his doctor of medicine degree from the same institution.  Following completion of this residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Bayfront Medical Center he went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he completed his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and obtained a master's degree in endocrinology and reproductive physiology. He joined Obstetrics/Pediatrix Medical Group of Phoenix (PPA) in November, 2008.

Jamal MouradJamal Mourad, DO                                                        
Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic                 
Associate Clinical Professor

Following graduation from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, Dr. Mourad matriculated at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He then entered his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and graduated in 2000.  After completion, he joined a prestigious group in the Phoenix area where he practiced  for 13 years and held a leadership position.  For numerous years he has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by Phoenix Magazine.  Over his career he has received various teaching awards including Resident Educator of the Year from the University of Arizona.  Dr. Mourad is very active in research projects and has written several publications as well as lectured at national and international presentations.  He joined the faculty in 2013 as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix.


Matthew P. Borst, MD                                                     
Director-Gynecologic Oncology                                    
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Borst graduated cum laude from Wesleyan University in Middleton, CT and received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.  His residency followed at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.  His fellowship and research in Gynecologic Oncology was at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He is currently the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Arizona College of Medicine.                                                                                      

Dr. David Glassman

David I. Glassman, DO,
Assistant Director
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Glassman graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan in 2006.  Following graduation, he joined our teaching faculty and was the Assistant Medical Director at The Women's Center.  In 2009, Dr. Glassman established a private practice with Banner Medical Group.  He still participates as an Assistant Director of the Department of OB-GYN.  Dr. Glassman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at both the University of Arizona School  and Midwestern University AZCOM. 

Dr. Candice WoodCandice C. Wood, MD,
Assistant Director

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Wood attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she received a Doctorate in Medicine in 2005.  She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Banner Good Samaritan in 2009 and joined our teaching faculty upon graduation. During her training she was recognized as Housestaff Educator of the Year by the University of Arizona medical students. Dr. Wood has a special interest in preventative care, adolescent gynecology, in-office procedures, and laparoscopic surgery and maintains her office at The Women's Center. Dr. Wood is an assistant Program Director of our residency program and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona.

Staci Mayer, MDStaci Mayer, MD,
Assistant  Director                                   
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Staci Mayer received her Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and received her Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Pittsburg in 1997.  She completed her OB/GYN training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2001 and joined Maricopa OB/GYN Associates, a private practice specialty group.  Since graduating, Dr. Mayer has received the Council on Residency Edication in OB/GYN Award for outstanding teaching (2005) and the resident's Award for outstanding member of the attending staff (2009). She was recognized by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2011) as the Outstanding Educator of the Year.  In 2013, Dr. Mayer was recognized by the American Congress of OB/GYN as a Mentor of the Year. She has been named a "Top Doc" by Phoenix Magazine.  She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She is also an Assistant Program Director of the OB/GYN Residency Program at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.


Shazia Malik, MD                                                              
Assistant Director                                                             
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Shazia Malik was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and she completed her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Missouri Kansas City.   In 2001, she completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago.  Dr. Malik then completed fellowships in Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the Nezhat Medical Center in Atlanta and in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  She joined Valley Urogynecology Associates in 2007 which is the largest group of board certified urogynecologists in the Phoenix area. 
Dr Malik currently serves as the Division Director of our Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery program. She is one of our leading MIS surgeons, as well as giving didactic lectures and mentoring resident research projects.  Dr. Malik is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Malik specializes in minimally invasive treatments of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and genitourinary fistulas.  In her free time she enjoys painting, Zumba, playing racquetball/ tennis, and spending time with her children and husband.

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Specialty Areas - Core Faculty

The Women's Center (TWC)

  • John W. Martin, MD*
  • Jamal Mourad, DO
  • Candice Wood, MD
  • Staci Mayer, MD
  • Megan Cheney, MD 

Gynecology and Endoscopy

  • Steven J. Laband, MD, MS
  • Jamal Mourad, DO 
  • David I. Glassman, DO.
  • Kelly H. Roy, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Matthew P. Borst, MD*
  • Snehal M. Bhoola, MD
  • Shana Wingo, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Elton C. Bowen, MD
  • Leonard Cedars, MD 
  • Curtis R. Cook, MD
  • Harris J. Finberg, MD
  • C. Kevin Huls, MD, MS,  
  • Maureen Lee, MD                                                                         
  • Chien C. Oh, MD
  • Jordan H. Perlow, MD*  
  • Ana M. Spence, MD
  • Thomas H. Strong, MD

Simulation Training Center

  • Mark L. Smith, MD, PhD*
  • Laurie P. Erickson, MD

Obstetrical Anesthesia

  • Dean L. Stein, MD*                                            


  • Michael A. Urig, MD*
  • Lexine M. Hebets, MD
  • Staci Mayer, MD 
  • Brock C. Jackson, MD
  • Celeste E. Pottorff, DO
  • Laura T. Mercer, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility 

  • Drew V. Moffitt, MD*
  • Alan Penzias, MD


  • Shazia A. Malik, MD*
  • Paul W. Marshburn, MD
  • Ryan Stratford, MD
  • Filipe L.G. Videla, MD


  • Joseph B. Buxer, MD,  Former Clinical Professor, University of  Arizona
  • Edgar L. Makowski, MD, Former Chair, University of Colorado; Past President, AGOS
  • John Mattox, MD, Former Chair, BGSMC

*Division Director, Associate Director or Chief

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Banner Good Samaritan OB/GYN Residency
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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