Meet Our Gynecologist

If you are looking for a gynecologist in Miami, The Center for Gynecology & Restorative Medicine offers comprehensive care for women. Dr. Michelle Starke sees you as a whole woman instead of a list of symptoms, and she offers solutions that fit your lifestyle and health choices. Learn more about Dr. Starke and her physician assistant below.

Michelle M. Starke, MD, FACOG, FAARFM

Michelle M. Starke, MD, FACOG, FAARFM

Dr. Michelle Starke is dedicated to the health care needs of women of all ages. By combining conventional gynecological services with anti-aging and restorative medicine, her unique practice focuses on the complete health of each of her patients.

After completing her residency training in 1996, Dr. Starke moved to Miami and has since helped thousands of patients through the women’s health issues they face.

As an expert in perimenopause and menopause, Dr. Starke recommends bioidentical hormones and compounded therapies to treat hormonal deficiencies. Her unique approach to treating the whole woman also includes testing for nutritional status and determining what vitamins and minerals are lacking. In addition, she evaluates patients for dietary sensitivities and toxic build-up, which, when treated, tends to help with weight loss.

Dr. Starke is board certified in obstetrics / gynecology and in anti-aging, regenerative, and functional medicine. She is also a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).

Board Certified

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Anti-Aging / Regenerative Medicine


  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1996; Chief Resident 1995-1996
  • Medical Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School / Medical College of Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA, 1992
  • Undergraduate: University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 1987


  • Active Staff, South Miami Hospital, 1996 – present
  • Patient Safety Partnership Committee, South Miami Hospital, 2011- present
  • Chairman, Medical Staff Qualify & Peer Review Committee, South Miami Hospital, 2008-2010
  • Medical Executive Committee, South Miami Hospital, 2008 –2010
  • Credentials Committee, South Miami Hospital, 2004 – 2010
  • Volunteer Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University, 2008 – Present

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FACOG)
  • Member, North American menopause Society
  • Member, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
  • Fellow, Metabolic Medical Institute

Maureen O’Brien, MPH, PA-C

Maureen O’Brien, MPH, PA-C

Maureen O’Brien, BS, MPH, PA-C, is a Certified Physician Assistant. Ms.O’Brien completed her Bachelor’s in Science and Technology Studies (Michigan State University), Masters in Public Health (University of Michigan), and degree in Physician Assistant Studies (Miami Dade College). Ms. O’Brien worked as a Clinical Epidemiologist with a National Institute of Health project site in Buenos Aires, the Ministry of Health in San Jose, Costa Rica. She served as the Evaluation Consultant and Epidemiologist with the CDC funded Asthma Prevention and Control Program in Michigan, operated within the Michigan Department of Community Health. Currently, Ms. O’Brien is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistant, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Integrative & Complementary Academic Medicine Program through the University of Miami. Her interests include adolescent health, and nutrition.