Jose R. Nieves-Sosa, MD, FACOG


Dr. Nieves has been serving the medical needs of the Brownsville community since 1994. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in 1981, subsequently decided to pursue medical studies and completed his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1990. He trained in OB/GYN at University District Hospital in Rio Piedras, PR under Karlis Adamsons, MD, completing his residency in 1994; during his residency, he trained in basic and advanced laparoscopy during his clinical rotation in Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in 1993.

Since 1995 he has served as Chairman of the Laser Committee, Chairman of the Safety Department, Chairman of the OB/GYN Department, Chairman of the Credentials and Ethics Department, and twice as Chief of Staff at Brownsville Medical Center/Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville.

Dr. Nieves is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1997 and is a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN since 1998. Professional interests include minimally invasive surgery, vaginal surgery, and pelvic reconstructive surgery.

In 2009 Dr. Nieves became the first Brownsville gynecologist to perform a robotic-assisted hysterectomy, and he is an enthusiastic proponent and practitioner of robotic-assisted surgery. On July 13, 2012, he performed the first robotic-assisted operation ever in Brownsville. Dr. Nieves is at present Chairman of the Robotic Surgery/Minimally Invasive Gynecology Committee at Valley Baptist – Brownsville and he also serves as a Robotic Surgery proctor, supervising aspiring robotic surgeons for Intuitive Surgical, the company behind the daVinci Surgical System.

In November 2016 Dr. Nieves achieved the Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology designation and in March 2017 he received the Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery designation for Valley Baptist – Brownsville.

Dr. Nieves is an Associate Professor of the School of Biomedicine at UT-Brownsville since 2014 and is involved with the A-PRIME-TIME program, helping to prepare the physicians of tomorrow.

When he is not working he enjoys the company of his wife Magdalena and two children – Sebastian, age 18 and Paola Ximena, age 14.