Our Team


Dr. Anghel  

At First Class OB/GYN in South Florida, Dr. Anghel provides women with treatment and care for a wide range of gynecological and urinary problems, as well as obstetric care. He’s a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in the United States and a board-certified surgeon in the European Union.Dr. Anghel's dedication to making sure that he provides the highest quality care for women in is reflected in his many board certifications and professional affiliations. In addition to being board-certified, he’s also a Fellow at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Anghel’s knowledge and expertise in minimally invasive surgery have also earned him a place in the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Anghel is a member of robotic surgery committee at Broward Health Hospital and a proctor in robotic surgery at Memorial Healthcare System.

Dr. Maria Fernandez

Dr. Maria Elena Fernandez-Mestres was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in General Sciences at University of Puerto Rico in 2001. She completed her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. (ACGME accredited program). Shortly after, Maria Elena married her college sweetheart and started residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same institution. During her senior year, she was chosen as Chief resident in her residency program. Dr. Maria Elena Fernandez is board certified in Obstetris and Gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (ABOG). After graduating from her speciality in 2009, Dr. Fernandez spent 2 years in private practice. She made her way to Florida in 2011 where she undertook clinical research in robotics in the setting of oncologic patients between 2011 and 2012. After having her first child in 2012, she gradually returned to practice. Her extensive work experience includes being an assistant professor of OBGYN at FIU. Her areas of interest include high-risk obstetrics, gynecologic malignancies and behavioral sciences, particulary related to anxiety and depression in the OBGYN patient population. Dr. Fernandez strongly believes in a compassionate approach as the key for establishing meaningful relationships with her patients, loved ones, and people in general. She decided to join First Class OB GYN, moved by her search for high quality of care and team oriented work environment. Maria Elena loves animals (specially dogs), traveling, and deeply enjoys spending time with her husband, Joshua and daughters Catalina Isabelle and Eva Lucia, as well as with her dogs Nena and Lola.


Dr. Julia Cooper

Dr. Julia Cooper, MD is a dedicated Obstetrician/Gynecologist serving the community of South Florida. She is excited to bring her gynecology knowledge to First Class Ob/Gyn where patients see her for a broad host of obstetric and gynecologic reasons. She is originally from Seattle, Washington, where she received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington. She then obtained her Medical Degree from St. George’s University, and went on to complete her four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Cooper is passionate about women’s healthcare and understands that the field of women’s' health includes much more than just female reproductive organs, it also encompasses other aspects of the female world including self care. Because of this, her passion for aesthetics drew her to pursue a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery training with experts in the field for over 40 years in South Florida.
Dr. Cooper is dedicated to providing the highest quality obstetrics, gynecology, and cosmetic care with warmth and compassion. She strongly values making long lasting relationships with her patients through all the phases of a woman’s life. She does her best to make a positive, long-term impact on her patient’s lives through preventive care and education. Dr. Cooper offers all of the standard visits and procedures related to Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as cosmetic procedures ranging from non invasive procedures to full surgical procedures.

Miguel  Midwife

From Venezuela, with great charisma, Miguel has been carefully dedicated to the study of medicine, specifically in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After having won prestige and recognition in his country with his own practice, he had to migrate with his family for political reasons. Now, he is here at First Class OBGYN in the prestigious practice of Dr Anghel Laviniu, ready to dump all his knowledge in the great quality attention that you deserve. In his free time, Miguel likes to swim and play on the beach or in the pool with his kids.

· Doctor of Medicine, "Lisandro Alvarado" Central Western University, Venezuela, 2000
· Specialist in Family Medicine, "Lisandro Alvarado" Central Western University, Venezuela, 2005
· Master of Science in Higher Education, "Libertador" Experimental Pedagogic University, Venezuela, 2007
· Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Carabobo, 2010
· Studies in Perinatology and Associate of the Perinatology Service. Central Hospital of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 2010-2014
· Licensed Midwife. North America Registry of Midwives (NARM), US, 2017
· Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, and Vascular Technologist, ARDMS, US, 2018


Jeanette  Midwife

Jeanette Hernandez is a provider with more than 20 years of experience in OB/GYN field. Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife (NARM) and Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Florida; Certified Surgical Assistant (ABSA), Registered Medical Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS BREAST&OB/GYN), Associate Degree in Nursing, Foreign Physician and OB/GYN from Central University of Venezuela. She has achieved expertise in providing a full range of primary health care services to women including prenatal and gynecological care; pregnancy management strategies; family planning advice; and education regarding general nutrition, exercise, rest, and overall wellness. Leveraging her warm and empathic nature—complemented by her superb interpersonal skills—to put patients at ease, resolve any worries or concerns, and answer questions to ensure full patient understanding and comfort.

Melissa  Midwife

My name is Melissa. I graduated from FIU in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and I started my career at Jackson Memorial hospital working on the labor floor. I love being a nurse, but I realized that my passion in midwifery. I went to Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing and got the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Case Western Reserve University in 2003. I enjoy seeing patients and I have compassion and empathy for them. I believe that everyone deserves to be shown love and to be well taken care of. When I am not at work I spend time with my family, my husband and 2 daughters who keep me busy with tennis, piano, and church. I take pleasure in cooking, eating, and time with friends and family.


Jennifer  Midwife

Jenifer is a nurse practitioner, who completed her master’s degree in nursing at Frontier Nursing University. She is dedicated to assuring a positive patient experience, as well as working with her team to improve quality, safety, and service. She believes that two-way communication is the key to good health. Jenifer majorly focuses on preventive health care and treats patients in a structured manner, focusing not just on the ailment but also on the general well-being of the patient. She does her very best to communicate to the patients the information they need to make the right choices.

Darlene  Office Manager

Along with endless energy and a strong work ethic, Darlene brings more than 11 years of experience in the medical field to Dr. Anghel’s practice. She’s has experience in aesthetics, as a medical assistant and with managing practice operations. She is focused on making the day-to-day of the practice run efficiently, enabling Dr. Anghel to provide his patients with world-class medical care. Darlene can be reached at firstclassobgyn@gmail.com

Darlene was born and raised in South Florida, and in her free time she can often be found on the sidelines of her son’s soccer matches.


Yeney  Assistant Manager

My name is Yeney Santiesteban, I am 32 years old mom of 2 amazing girls. I have been working in the OBGYN filed for over 5 years and really enjoy it. When not at work my hobby is spend time with my daughters and do whatever they want and like to do.

Monica  Director Of Operations

Dr. Anghel largely credits Monica with helping him achieve success with his medical career. She has been instrumental in building this practice and oversees the staff, marketing efforts and community relations. Her intelligence, warmth and concern for others can be felt throughout the atmosphere of Dr. Anghel's practice. Patients are welcome to reach her for any reason at firstclassobgyn@gmail.com

Monica holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Academia de Studii Economice (Bucharest, Romania) as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from Michigan's Lake Superior State University.


Ismary  Sonogram Tehnician

My name is Ismary Santos. I have a beautiful daughter and a new fur baby. I have been a diagnostic medical Sonographer for 4 years now. I specialize in OB/GYN, Abdomen and Breast ultrasound. I love to workout, keeping mental, physical and spiritual health all while spend time with my little family.

Olga  Sonogram Technician

My name is Olga Gutierez. I am a happily married, mother of two very active boys and a beautiful, very messy princess. I am a fitness addict who also loves boating, fishing and dancing. I have been a registered sonographer (RDMS) for the past 14 years. I love doing ultrasounds, that's why I consider myself a very lucky girl.


Christina  Sonogram Technician

I am a Sonogram Technician. I am happily married and I have a wonderful son. I have been a medical Sonographer for 19 years and I love my job. My favorite hobby is reading.

Eimy  Medical Assistant

I am passionate about helping people and working in the health care field. I am a reliable person, a team player, and I am always enthusiastic about learning new things. I love to smile and music!


Amelia Medical Assistant

I have been working in the medical field for over 18 years and enjoy interacting with the patients. I am married and have three wonderful children. I love outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with my family.


Evelyn Medical Assistant

I’m so grateful to have this job because I love to help people, now I know I made the right choice with my career. I love the beach, I read books when I have time and of course my daughters have the most of my time and I enjoy every minute that I spend with them. 


Dekisha  Medical Assistant

I am a certified Medical Technician and Phlebotomist. With a wide range of professional versatile skills and charismatic personality; I have the ability to maintain effective and organized timely patient flow. Some of my task includes interview of patients, take vital signs, document all information, escort patients to exam room, prepare specimens, tissue samples, phlebotomy, and administer injections. I also work closely with Dr. Anghel and the nurse practitioners assisting in medical procedures. On my spare time, I’m all about family, my husband, and son. 

Gabriela Medical Assistant

Gabriela is a Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist and Foreign Physician from Venezuela with years of experience in the medical field, who is really committed to provide the best care for patients and make them feel at home. She loves music, watch movies and spending time with her family.


Frans  Front Desk Supervisor

My main priority is always to accommodate the patient to the best of my ability. I do my best to work efficiently and positively to help the office run as smooth as possible with Dr. Anghel and the rest of the office staff. When I am not in the office, I am a hardworking trauma nursing student and a passionate soccer player four times a week; most importantly a very dedicated wife and daughter.

Yuni Front Desk Receptionist

I am the front desk receptionist for First Class OBGYN. I like to help our patients by answering their questions and by scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling their appointments. In my free time I like to travel with my son who is playing professional soccer in Miami, FL.


Daniela Front Desk Receptionist

I am a front desk receptionist. I like to help people in any way possible and make the best out of every situation. During my free time, I like to do outdoor activities with my friends and spend quality time with my family.

Magaly Front Desk Receptionist

I am one of the front desk receptionist. In my free time I love to read and spend time with my friends and family. My hobbies include music and cooking.


Maria Front Desk Receptionist

My name is Maria. At First Class OBGY I am a front desk receptionist. I enjoy taking care of our patients.In my free time I love outdoor activities (fishing, kayaking, hiking, etc...) My family in Ecuador are my biggest supporters. From my nephews to my cousins and aunts. I also love music. What Hispanic doesn’t like music? I love to dance. It makes me feel free.

Rosannia  Front Desk Receptionist

My name is Rosannia (Rosy), I am one of front desk receptionist at First Class OBGYN. I enjoy providing patients with all the assistance they need to my full extent and making them feel secure about their issue/concern being resolved . When I’m not at work, I am a full time student at WCU. My passion lies in helping people which is why I am an aspiring RN. My hobbies are makeup, music and relaxing in my free time.


Aaliyha  Front Desk Receptionist

I’m a front desk receptionist for First Class OBGYN. I’m a mother to a beautiful boy. I love to help and make sure my patients are comfortable, happy and satisfied with my service. My favorite hobby is to take my son to the park. I love going to the beach and spending time my with family.

Erika  Front Desk Receptionist

My name is Erika Estrella a front desk receptionist at First Class OBGYN. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my son and family. I love being adventurous and trying new things every chance I get. I aspire to be very successful in life and have a great career in my future.


Lycardia  Front Desk Receptionist

My name is Lycardia Montesquieu. I am a mother of 2 beautiful children. I consider myself a very outgoing and loving person who enjoys helping others. My hobbies include meditation and yoga to give me peace of mind. Also, I love to write poetry and to cook!

Ana  Front Desk Receptionist

I am one of the front desk receptionists. My goal is to become a doctor, so working in this office has offered me a great opportunity to learn how the medical field works. I enjoy reading books, going to the beach, and going out with my friends.


Mariana  Medical Assistant

I am a medical assistant and foreign physician from Colombia. I have 7 years of experience in the medical field working with a wide range of patients. I love to work with people and to make everything easier for the patients and their families. I spend my free time with my family. I enjoy the beach, good food, and dancing.

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