Veronica Alaniz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, OB-GYN-Gyn & OB Health

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2010)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of Southern California (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Adolescent Medicine (2016)
Department: OB-GYN-Gyn & OB Health

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, OB-GYN

Publications

  • Clain EC, Woodfield K, Hutchens KJ, Bischoff A, Alaniz VI. Obstructed hemi vagina and renal anomalies in patients with and without anorectal malformations. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2023 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38122961
  • Alaniz VI, Sheeder JL, Whitmore GT, Wilde MD, Hutchens KJ, Nokoff NJ, Reirden DH, Huguelet PS. Menstrual Suppression in Adolescent and Young Adult Transgender Males. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2023 Apr;36(2):116-121. PubMed PMID: 37938039
  • Wehrli LA, Reppucci ML, Woodfield K, Ketzer J, Rieck JM, Cooper EH, De La Torre L, Pena A, Bischoff A, Alaniz VI. Fertility concerns and outcomes in females with anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2023 Jul 9;39(1):228. PubMed PMID: 37422894
  • Buyers EM, Hutchens KJ, Kaizer A, Scott SM, Huguelet PS, Holton C, Alaniz VI. Caregiver goals and satisfaction for menstrual suppression in adolescent females with developmental disabilities: A prospective cohort study. Disabil Health J. 2023 Oct;16(4):101484. PubMed PMID: 37344273
  • Childress KJ, Williams AK, Somasundaram A, Alaniz VI, Chan SH, Gill AE. Management of Hematometra and Hematocolpos in Obstructive Mullerian Anomalies by Image-Guided Drainage with Interventional Radiology: A Multi-Institutional Case Series. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2023 Aug;36(4):372-382. PubMed PMID: 36878355
  • Reppucci ML, Alaniz VI, Wehrli LA, Torre L, Wood D, Wilcox DT, Appiah LC, Peña A, Bischoff A. Reproductive and Family Building Considerations for Female Patients with Anorectal And Urogenital Malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2023 Aug;58(8):1450-1457. PubMed PMID: 36229236
  • Fortin C, Pennesi C, Huguelet PS, Quint EH, Scott S, Alaniz VI. Hymenal Anomalies Interfering with Dilation in Women with Mullerian Agenesis: A Case Series. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2023 Feb;36(1):86-88. PubMed PMID: 35914648
  • Archer S, Alaniz VI, Huguelet PS. Surgical management of a giant paratubal cyst: a case report and review of the literature. Ann Pediatr Surg. March 2023, 19:15.
  • Reppucci ML, Alaniz VI, Wehrli LA, Torre L, Wood D, Wilcox DT, Appiah LC, Peña A, Bischoff A. Reproductive and family building considerations for female patients with anorectal and urogenital malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36229236
  • Vargas MC, Wehrli LA, Louiselle A, Ketzer J, Reppucci ML, Juddy-Glossy L, Alaniz VI, Wilcox DT, Wood DN, Peña A, De La Torre L, Bischoff A. Do adult patients with congenital colorectal conditions know their diagnosis?. Pediatr Surg Int. 2022 Dec;38(12):1723-1728. PubMed PMID: 36129533
  • Wehrli LA, Bischoff A, De La Torre L, Reppucci ML, Ketzer J, Peña A, Alaniz VI. Pelvic exams and cervical cancer screening in patients with anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2022 Dec;38(12):1681-1684. PubMed PMID: 36107236
  • Scott SM, Alaniz V, Appiah L, Buyers E, Holton C, Huguelet P. Vulvar Aphthous Ulcers in an Adolescent After Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Sep 1;140(3):514-517. PubMed PMID: 35930388
  • Fortin C, Pennesi C, Huguelet PS, Quint EH, Scott S, Alaniz VI. Hymenal Anomalies Interfering with Dilation in Women with Mullerian Agenesis: A Case Series. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2022 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35914648
  • Hsu T, Sink JR, Alaniz VI, Zheng L, Mancini AJ. Acute Genital Ulceration After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Vaccination and Infection. J Pediatr. 2022 Jul;246:271-273. PubMed PMID: 35413297
  • French AV, Alaniz V, Dumont T, Sophie Gibson ME, Howell J, Justice T, Lawson A, Thieu HT, Romano M. Long Curriculum 3.0 in Resident Education: Comprehensive Curriculum in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology for Postgraduate Trainees in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Adolescent Medicine. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2022 Jun;35(3):249-259. PubMed PMID: 34999228
  • Friedman JC, Buyers E, Laurin J, Hampanda K, Alaniz VI. Tamoxifen for the Treatment of Etonogestrel Implant-Associated Bleeding in an Adolescent Gynecology Practice. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2022 Jun;35(3):341-345. PubMed PMID: 34780932
  • Friedman JC, Buyers E, Laurin J, Hampanda K, Alaniz VI. Tamoxifen for the Treatment of Etonogestrel Implant-Associated Bleeding in an Adolescent Gynecology Practice. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2021 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34780932
  • Wilde M, Huguelet P, Alaniz VI. Transgender Medicine and Hormone Therapy: What the Gynecologist Needs to Know. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Dec 1;64(4):739-756. PubMed PMID: 34292172
  • Gibson MES, Alaniz VI, Coble C, Dumont T, Howell JO, Karjane NW, Lawson AA, Nur M, Parks M, Teelin KL, Thieu HT, Romano M. Resident Education Curriculum in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: The Short Curriculum 3.0. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2021 Jun;34(3):291-296. PubMed PMID: 33810968
  • Christl J, Alaniz VI, Appiah L, Buyers E, Scott S, Huguelet PS. Vulvar Aphthous Ulcer in an Adolescent With COVID-19. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2021 Jun;34(3):418-420. PubMed PMID: 33601070
  • Alaniz VI, Wilcox DT, Arnold M, Bodmer JL, de la Torre L, Peña A, Bischoff A. Neovagina stricture complicated by high-grade dysplasia in a patient with history of cloaca and ulcerative colitis: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Apr;37(4):491-494. PubMed PMID: 33433664
  • Alaniz VI, Kobernik EK, George JS, Smith YR, Quint EH. Comparison of Short-Duration and Chronic Premenarchal Vulvar Complaints. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2021 Apr;34(2):130-134. PubMed PMID: 33246095
  • Alaniz VI, Kobernik EK, George JS, Smith YR, Quint EH. Comparison of Short-Duration and Chronic Premenarchal Vulvar Complaints. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33246095
  • Huguelet PS, Abraham M, Alaniz VI, Dolinko AV, Dumont T, Karjane N, Pearce JV, Ruder K, Wheeler C, Guiahi M. Association of a Pediatric Gynecology eLearning Module With Resident Knowledge and Clinical Skills: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Nov;136(5):987-994. PubMed PMID: 33030868
  • Dewberry L, Alaniz V, Wilcox D, de la Torre L, Pena A, Bischoff A. From prenatal diagnosis through transition to adult care: what everyone should know about anorectal malformations. Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics. April 2020, 6: 91-100.
  • Brodie K, Alaniz V, Buyers E, Caldwell B, Grantham E, Sheeder J, Wilcox D, Huguelet P. A Study of Adolescent Female Genitalia: What is Normal?. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Feb;32(1):27-31. PubMed PMID: 30244193
  • Alaniz VI, Rosen M, Mohr B, Markman L, Quint EH. 4-year-old girl · genital discomfort and dysuria · clitoral hood swelling · Blood blister on the labia minora · Dx?. J Fam Pract. 2019 Jun;68(5):E8-E10. PubMed PMID: 31287448
  • Acker S, Peña A, Wilcox D, Alaniz V, Bischoff A. Transition of care: a growing concern in adult patients born with colorectal anomalies. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Feb;35(2):233-237. PubMed PMID: 30392127
  • Bischoff A, Alaniz VI, Trecartin A, Peña A. Vaginal reconstruction for distal vaginal atresia without anorectal malformation: is the approach different?. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Sep;35(9):963-966. PubMed PMID: 31256298
  • Bischoff A, Trecartin A, Alaniz V, Hecht S, Wilcox DT, Peña A. A cloacal anomaly is not a disorder of sex development. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Sep;35(9):985-987. PubMed PMID: 31256297
  • Underwood PG, Bauer J, Huguelet P, Alaniz VI. Delayed Diagnosis of Microperforate Hymen Leading to Urethral Dilation Secondary to Coital Activity. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Mar;133(3):503-505. PubMed PMID: 30741808
  • Acker S, Peña A, Wilcox D, Alaniz V, Bischoff A. Transition of care: a growing concern in adult patients born with colorectal anomalies. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Feb;35(2):233-237. PubMed PMID: 30392127
  • Brodie K, Alaniz V, Buyers E, Caldwell B, Grantham E, Sheeder J, Wilcox D, Huguelet P. A Study of Adolescent Female Genitalia: What is Normal?. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Feb;32(1):27-31. PubMed PMID: 30244193
  • Rosen MW, Alaniz VI, Kobernik EK, Booms S, Smith YR, Quint EH. Pediatric Resident Training in Prepubertal Vulvar Conditions. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Feb;31(1):7-12. PubMed PMID: 28919147
  • Rosen MW, Alaniz VI, Kobernik EK, Booms S, Smith YR, Quint EH. Pediatric Resident Training in Prepubertal Vulvar Conditions. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Feb;31(1):7-12. PubMed PMID: 28919147
  • Alaniz VI, Jeudy M, Pearlman M, Quint EH. Galactocele in a Prepubertal Girl. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28126385
  • Pitotti JA, Alaniz VI, Teal S, Tocce K. Transverse vaginal septum identified in a patient requesting second trimester abortion: a case report. Contraception. 2017 Nov;96(5):378-379. PubMed PMID: 28711642
  • Granados A, Alaniz VI, Mohnach L, Barseghyan H, Vilain E, Ostrer H, Quint EH, Chen M, Keegan CE. MAP3K1-related gonadal dysgenesis: Six new cases and review of the literature. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2017 Jun;175(2):253-259. PubMed PMID: 28504475
  • Alaniz VI, Jeudy M, Pearlman M, Quint EH. Galactocele in a Prepubertal Girl. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017 Aug;30(4):499-500. PubMed PMID: 28126385
  • Alaniz VI, Kobernik EK, Dillman J, Quint EH. Utility of Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Disorders of Sex Development Who Undergo Prophylactic Gonadectomy. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Dec;29(6):577-581. PubMed PMID: 27079912
  • Ashby B, Ranadive N, Alaniz V, St John-Larkin C, Scott S. Implications of Comprehensive Mental Health Services Embedded in an Adolescent Obstetric Medical Home. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jun;20(6):1258-65. PubMed PMID: 26961142
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

UCHealth Women's Care Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Fl
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1060

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certification (2015)
  • Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, Focused Practice Designation (2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Health - Adolescent Reproductive Health - Adolescent Gynecology
  • Women's Health - Contraception
  • Women's Health - Lower Genital Tract Disorders
  • Transgender Health
  • Women's Health - Endometriosis
  • Women's Health - Gynecologic and Obstetric Infections
Clinical Interests
My interests include congenital anomalies (conditions present at birth) of the reproductive tract, contraceptive and menstrual management for the medically complicated adolescent, differences of sex development (intersex), gynecological care for transgender patients, and management of ovarian cysts.

Care Philosophy
I was drawn to both the medical and surgical aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as the continuity of care I provide adolescent patients as they transition into young women and adulthood. I believe in patient centered care and strive to reach shared decisions with my patients by understanding preferences and values.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of Southern California (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Adolescent Medicine (2016)
Department: OB-GYN-Gyn & OB Health
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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