Dr. Desai grew up in Orlando, Florida, and attended both college and medical school at the University of Miami, and completed her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She has a special interest in international health and family planning and also speaks Spanish.
Dr. Desai and her husband, Sarat Ganga, moved to the Raleigh-Durham area for new job opportunities and look forward to a change from the fast pace of Miami to the feasible pace of Raleigh-Durham. Both Dr. Desai and her husband love to get outside and go hiking, and engage in any water activities.
Frank A. Frenduto, M.D.
Dr. Frenduto was born and raised in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor of science and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Frenduto joined Durham Women's Clinic in July 1998.
His special interests are high-risk pregnancies, laparoscopic surgery, and gynecologic ultrasound. One of the most rewarding aspects of his work is building relationships with his patients and their families over the years. He truly enjoys his job. Words to describe Dr. Frenduto include happy, genuine, caring, compassionate, dedicated, hardworking, outdoorsman, and family-centered.
Barrett Gunter, M.D.
Barrett Gunter has been with Durham Women’s Clinic since 1986. He likes the triple win and combined benefits of working for an independent private medical practice, having admission privileges at a community hospital (Duke Regional), and interacting with/teaching OB/Gyn residents from Duke University Medical Center. His dedication to women’s health has been unwavering for this tenure. Now, 30 years later, his vital contributions continue to invigorate the practice.
Dr. Nicolette Schreiber, M.D.
Dr. Schreiber was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida and moved to Miami for medical school. She completed her residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.
She has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecology, adolescent gynecology, contraception and family planning, and caring for women during pregnancy. Dr. Schreiber is fluent in Spanish.
Nichelle Satterfield, M.D.
Dr. Satterfield grew up in Colorado and attended Colorado State University. She then moved to North Carolina after college to join her family, who had moved to Raleigh while she was in school. She attended the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Duke University. She is married and is expecting her first baby this November.
Her clinical interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, contraception, adolescent gynecology, and prenatal care. She is fluent in Spanish. Outside of work she enjoys spending time at the beach and in the NC mountains.
Michele B. Kessler, PA-C Physician Assistant
A native of Rochester, NY, Michele received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany. She graduated cum laude as a Physician Assistant from The George Washington School of Medicine in 1995. She practiced in New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia before settling in Durham. Her special interests are adolescent medicine, obstetrics, and weight management. She is also a certified Centering Pregnancy Facilitator and has been a team member of Durham Women’s Clinic since 2005. Michele is also fluent in Spanish.
Cheryl Carroll, CNM, PMHNP
Cheryl Carroll’s midwifery experience could easily fill an entire book. She has decades of remarkable accomplishments in the field of childbirth education, midwifery, labor, delivery, and well woman patient care. She has touched and enhanced hundreds of women’s birth experiences. She provides gynecologic services to women across the lifespan, from girls in their early teens through to postmenopausal women, allowing her to care for multiple generations of women.
As a licensed therapist she provides individual, couples, and family counseling, which also includes medication management. She is actively involved in community education programs focused on the intersection of women’s health, their spiritual needs, and mental health integrity.
Dr. Denis Olson
Dr. Denise Olson was born and raised near Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received a B.S. from Western Michigan University and her M.D. from Michigan State University College of Medicine, graduating with AOA distinction. She completed her residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
She is a fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has practiced at Durham Women’s Clinic since 1993. Her interests are primary care and office based treatments in gynecology. Away from the office, she enjoys playing the piano, tennis, reading, gardening, yoga, bicycling and traveling.