Dr. Timothy Hurley, MD, FACOG

Dr. Timothy Hurley has doctoring in his blood. His father was an orthopedic surgeon in Albuquerque for more than 45 years. His grandfather, a general practitioner in the San Luis Valley for more than 50 years, regularly rode his horse from Antonito to Tres Piedras to help women give birth, charging only $25 for his services. "I learned from these men most of what I know about being a caring and compassionate physician," says Dr. Hurley.

Dr. Hurley, a board-certified OB/GYN for 20 years, taught maternal fetal medicine as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico Hospital. A student described him as an obstetrician, geneticist, radiologist, internist and patient advocate all rolled into one. "I have strived to combine these roles in my 23 years in Albuquerque," he says, "and now, in my private practice, Piñon Perinatal."

Although I thoroughly love teaching and plan to continue part time at the University," Dr. Hurley says. "I'm now focused on developing the personal interactions and sense of intimacy with patients that many physicians cherish."

Dr Hurley holds Albuquerque in highest regard. "Being raised in Albuquerque has given me a special connection with the people of New Mexico," he says. "Although I pursued the completion of my education outside the state. I always knew that I would return to Albuquerque to practice medicine. It is in my heritage."


University of Arkansas (1992)
Speciality in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (1991)
Speciality in Obstetrics/ Gynecology

University of Arkasas (1990)
Speciality in Obstetrics/ Gynecology

UNM School of Medicine (1988)
Speciality in Obstetrics/Gynecology

UNM School of Medicine (1987)
Speciality in Obstetrics/Gynecology

Medical School
UNM School of Medicine (1986)

Dr. Steffen Brown, MD, FACOG

Dr. Steffen Brown

Dr. Steffen Brown is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist with fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine. His areas of focus include fetal echocardiography and 3D imaging of the fetus. Dr. Brown has conducted award-winning research in fetal heart rate testing and fish oil DHA supplementation in pregnancy. His ongoing research focuses on 3D ultrasound for detection of fetal alcohol syndrome after mild to moderate alcohol exposure. His clinical awards include "Midwifery Consultant of the Year" and "Outstanding Medical Student Educator." 

When describing what he loves about his practice, Dr. Brown says, "My favorite moments are sharing a first-look at the miracle of a new baby with families. It is a true pleasure to be a part of the celebration."  One of Dr. Brown's goals for the year is development of the Piñon Perinatal practice on the Westside, located near Rust Medical Center in the Cabezon neighborhood. "I live with my wife and our three kids on the Westside. It is where we work and play. I am very pleased to offer all of our services to Westside families at the Cabezon office."


University of New Mexico (2014)
Specialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine

University of New Mexico (2011)
Specialty in Obstetrics/Gynecology

Medical School
University of New Mexico (2007)

Dr. Joses Jain, MD, FACOG


Dr. Joses Jain is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist with subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He provides comprehensive consultative services for women who are preconception or pregnant, and brings his proficiency in 2D/3D ultrasound, fetal diagnosis, and prenatal diagnostic procedures (chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis) to Piñon Perinatal.

Dr. Jain has published original research and commentary articles in various scientific journals including Obstetrics & Gynecology, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seminars in Perinatology, Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports, Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, and Reproductive Sciences. He has also authored numerous textbook chapters on topics related to prenatal ultrasound diagnosis.

Dr. Jain is committed to providing patients with up-to-date care of the highest quality. He believes in a multidisciplinary approach to managing complicated pregnancies and he coordinates care with referring providers and other subspecialty services in order to optimize the health outcomes of mothers and their babies. Dr. Jain’s evidence-based practice is individually tailored to address the unique needs and desires of each patient, and as a women’s health advocate, he is dedicated to using his expertise to help empower women to make informed decisions about their health and pregnancies.


Columbia University Irving Medical Center (2018)
Subspecialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (2015)
Specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School
St. George’s University (2011)

Dr. Ellen Mozurkewich, MD


Dr. Ellen Mozurkewich is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist who has completed a subspeciaty fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Mozurkewich also holds a certification in fetal echocardiography from the Alliace for Physician Certification & Advancement/American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Her areas of clinical expertise include caring for expectant mothers with medical complications of pregnancy, and for expectant mothers with substance use disorders complicating pregnancy.

In addition to working as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Pinon Perinatal, Dr. Mozurkewich serves as an associate professor in the University of New Mexico Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has published more than 40 research articles in her areas of interest that include: fish oil supplementation during pregnancy, induction of labor, use of ultrasound for measuring fetal growth, and pain relief after delivery for mothers with high blood pressure. Dr. Mozurkewich has had the pleasure of teaching medical students, residents, and maternal-fetal medicine fellows over many years. She currently serves as the assistant fellowship director for the University of New Mexico maternal-fetal medicine fellowship.

Dr. Mozurkewich is committed to providing Piñon Perinatal patients with evidence-based, up-to-date, and compassionate, patient care. In caring for mothers whose pregnancies are complicated by medical conditions or fetal anomalies, she believes in a multidisciplinary team approach, and a practice of shared decision-making with each mother to be.


University of Michigan (2001)
Specialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine

University of Wisconsin (1988)

Medical School
Northwestern University (1984)

Dr. Valerie Rappaport, MD


Dr. Valerie Rappaport is a board-certified specialist in Maternal - Fetal Medicine and Medical Genetics. Her areas of focus ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, reproductive genetic, nutrition in pregnancy and preconception care.

Dr. Rappaport completed her fellowship training in Medical Genetics and Maternal- Fetal Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles. Following fellowship training she joined the academic faculty at UCLA where, in addition to teaching and research activities, she developed and directed the Prenatal Diagnosis at UCLA-Oliveview Medical Center.

Seeking an exit from big city living, she relocated with her family to New Mexico over 20 years ago. She has come to appreciate the wide-open spaces, green chili, friendly people and other New Mexican pleasures as well as the unique challenges and benefit of providing medical care in this state.

As a faculty member at the University of New Mexico Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for many years, Dr. Rappaport was actively involved in education, research and patient care as well as in statewide programs in maternal health. She directed the Prenatal Diagnosis and Reproductive Genetics Service at UNM where her clinical focus was advanced ultrasound technique in prenatal diagnosis, reproductive genetic and fetal diagnosis, as well as comprehensive transitional care for babies born with special needs through the Special Delivery Program, a program she cofounded with neonatologist, Dr. Rebecca Moran. Dr. Rappaport continues to be involved in medical education and research as a Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNM.

Dr. Rappaport is very happy to have the opportunity to be part of the Pinon Perinatal group. She brings a depth of clinical experience to Pinon Perinatal with a special focus on ultrasound, preconception and pregnancy wellness, prenatal diagnostic procedures (chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis, fetal therapeutic procedures) and high-risk pregnancy management. As one of a few physicians who are board certified in both medical genetic and maternal fetal medicine, she is particularly committed to providing patients with up-to-date, genetic screening and diagnosis, comprehensive reproductive genetics care including pre-conception counseling as well as post pregnancy loss consultation.


University of California, Los Angeles (1990)
Specialty in Medical Genetics

University of California, Los Angeles (1988)
Specialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine

University of Florida, Gainesville (1985)
Specialty in Obstetrics / Gynecology

Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1981)


Dr. Timothy Hurley
Dr. Steffen Brown
Dr. Joses Jain
Dr. Ellen Mozurkewich
Dr. Valerie Rappaport

Physicians Assistants

Weston Graff
Erin Martinez

Nurse Practitioner

Michaela Reyes Randle

Genetic Counselors

Leslie Godwin
Mira Furgoch
Kathy Morris


Stacy Allyson-Taylor
Hilda Avila
Cindy Parks
Krystal Salas
Annette Tapia
Francisca Udero-Candelaria
Lillian Padilla
Tricia Diaz
Nicole Duran

Medical Assistants

Paula Apodaca
Kristy R. Bell
Noemi Zamzes

Diabetes Educators

Valerie Quinn
Melissa Sarabia
Diana Clokey
Kristi J. Valdez, RD,LD,CDE

Practice Manager

Peg Hurley

Office Staff

Alison Cruz
Veronica Gonzalez
Rachel Port
Laura Sedillo
Lenora Chavez
Rose Diaz