Nathana Lurvey, MD
Medical Director of Maternal Child Health
Dr. Lurvey is an obstetrician/gynecologist with more than 25 years of experience
providing women’s health care services to the underserved in the
southern California area. As chair of the Women’s and Children’s
Department at Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital, Dr. Lurvey provides
oversight and development of clinical practice in supervises all clinical
practice services and continuous quality improvement among staff. Her
expertise extends well beyond her practice of medicine to medical administration,
mentoring, peer review and professorships.
In addition to her position as Chair, she currently is an obstetrician
on call at Eisner Pediatric and Family Clinic, serving community clinic
patients at a community teaching hospital, supervising residents from
LAC-USC, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Harbor UCLA as well as LAC-USC
Dr. Lurvey supervises Certified Nurse Midwives at the women’s health
only clinic of South Bay Family Health Care in Inglewood, California,
part of a multisite Federally Qualified Health Center and a crucial safety
net healthcare provider in southern California.
Prior to her work at Eisner and South Bay, Dr. Lurvey was part of the obstetrics
and gynecology department of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, providing
specialty obstetric services including colposcopy and LEEP (loop electrosurgical
excision procedure) techniques, as well as supervising Physician Assistant
and Nurse Practitioners for the department. Dr. Lurvey has also participated
as a principal Investigator on a number of phase III clinical trials for
women’s health-related pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Keck School of Medicine,
Dr. Lurvey is board-certified physician with the American Board of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists and a Fellow of The American College/Congress of Obstetricians
Dr. Lurvey graduated from the Brown University Program in Medicine and
completed her Internship and Residency in obstetrics and gynecology at
the University of California, San Diego Department of Reproductive Medicine.
A native Californian, Dr. Lurvey is married with two teenage children,
and enjoys hiking and camping.