Our practice was founded in 1995 by an esteemed group of physicians who are well-respected for their expertise in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Southwest Ob/Gyn Associates, also known as SWOGA , consists of 11 physicians and 1 Nurse Practitioner who rounds out our experience team of medical providers and over 50 staff members. Our practice is dedicated to providing excellence in women’s healthcare, so together we deliver the highest quality medical care and treatment to patients throughout the greater Houston and Sugar Land areas.
As SWOGA continues to meet future health care challenges, our goal is to instill a belief that each patient is treated as an individual with specific needs and concerns. As we continue our journey in providing excellence in women’s healthcare, we have been and will always be partners caring for women, one generation to the next.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA., raised in Westwood, MA, Dr. Jane Starr moved to Texas in 2004. She received her BS degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in Troy, NY and subsequently received her medical degree from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY in 1981 as part of a 6-year combined BS-MD program.
She served her internship and residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA and was chief resident from 1984-85. Dr. Starr began her practice in 1985. Her practice has taken her from rural North Carolina, to Manchester, NH, Torrington, CT and now to Texas. Dr. Starr joined Southwest Ob/Gyn Associates, LLP in September 2004. Since arriving in Texas, she has become certified in Robotically assisted gynecologic surgery and office based surgical techniques that help patients return to work in a quicker fashion and offer less pain and bleeding over traditional methods.
Dr. Starr and her husband have two children and her interests include an intense interest in quilting and different techniques to arrive at the finished product and all sports, both spectator and participant. Her other hobbies are knitting, crochet and traveling.
Dr. Starr is certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a member of the Fort Bend County Medical Society.
Dr. Katherine Diase is a native of Brownsville, TX. Her early interests in humankind and science led her to pursue a B.A. in anthropology and biology from the University of Notre Dame. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where she also met her husband, Dr. Mark Vital.
Her specialty training degree in obstetrics and gynecology is from the University of Texas Houston Hermann Hospital Program where she also served as Administrative Chief Resident.
Other notable awards are Chief Resident of the Year and an award for Laparoscopic excellence. Dr. Diase was recognized and awarded “Houston’s Top Docs” in 2008 and 2009 and “Houston’s Top Doc for Women” in 2008, by H Texas Magazine.
She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her hobbies are reading, rollerblading, and growing orchids. She is the proud mother of her son, Coleman and daughter Kennedy, and enjoys spending every spare moment with her family.
Dr. Diase is certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a member of the Harris County Medical Society.
Born in London, England, Dr. Moona Haque moved to Texas as a young girl. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in 1996. She served her Internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
She then returned to Texas for her Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Haque was appointed Chief Resident for the last year of her residency, from 1999-2000. Dr. Haque began her medical practice with Southwest Ob/Gyn Associates, LLP in August 2000 and became a partner in 2002.
Dr. Haque has published several papers in medical journals, and has received a number of academic honors and awards during her training. Dr. Haque’s personal interests include running, sewing and traveling.
Dr. Haque is certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a member of the Harris County Medical Society.
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