Our Physicians at Women to Women Health Care

Michelle R. de Vera, MD is a native of St. Louis who graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Anthropology and Biology. She attended Washington University School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree in 1989. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University Medical Center. She currently acts as Clinical instructor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University and is Board Certified. Following residency, Dr. de Vera started private practice in her home town. In 2007, she shifted her emphasis to gynecologic needs of women in all phases of their adult life. Her focus is preventative medicine, family planning, and the challenges of menopause. Her surgical emphasis is on minimally invasive, vaginal surgeries, including sterilization, abnormal pap smears, and management of irregular bleeding. Dr. de Vera is married with one son. She is an avid St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan. St. Louis Magazine has consistently named Dr. de Vera to their Best Doctors list.

Cathleen R. Faris, MD, a native of Kansas, attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence, where she majored in Chemistry and Microbiology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City. Following graduation, she completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University Medical Center. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University and is Board Certified. She is a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. After completing residency in 1986, she began private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology in St. Louis. She changed her practice in 1998 to focus on gynecology. She enjoys providing health care for women at all stages of their life, from their first gynecologic visit through their concerns with menopause and aging. Her practice includes contraceptive management, evaluation and treatment of menstrual disorders, management of abnormal PAP smears, and treatment of hormonal imbalances in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women. She has a special interest in caring for menopausal women and treating the symptoms of menopause, including hormone replacement therapy. She has been specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, and has a certification from the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.St. Louis Magazine has consistently named Dr. Faris to their list of Best Doctors every year since the award’s inception. Dr. Faris is married with three children.