Gerald Luciani, MD, FACOG

I was born in Connecticut and grew up in a home built by my father on a piece of land that was once part of my grandfather's cattle pasture. I spent my childhood riding horses, fishing, camping, playing hockey and running around with dozens of cousins. After graduating from Fairfield University I moved to the tiny island of Rota, 40 miles North of Guam in the South Pacific, where I developed the island's first Special Education program, taught Biology and worked part time for a Scuba Diving shop. I spent three fantastic years on Rota diving, spear fishing, sport fishing and exploring the jungle and beaches. I lived in a small tin house that was fairly rustic but was on the beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean and went to sleep to the sound of the waves hitting the beach each night.

When I moved back to the states I began my pre-medicine studies at the University of Texas in Arlington. I entered medical school at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas on a full scholarship from the United States Air Force. I started medical school with the intention of becoming a Family Physician, but at the beginning of my fourth year, while doing a rotation in OB/GYN, found it was the happiest field of medicine. I was largely influenced by my mother who was a registered nurse and spent the last twenty years of her career teaching Preparation for Child Birth. I grew up hearing her stories about how amazing the birth process was. I did my residency training in OB/GYN at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where I served as the Administrative Chief Resident in my final year. I then went on Active Duty with the USAF assigned to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio but my duties were at Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood which, at the time, was the busiest Department of Defense Labor and Delivery service in the military. I worked with some of the finest physicians, midwives and nurses in the world, taking care of the greatest group of people it has ever been my honor to serve. I also served as Chief of Gynecology Services at Darnall from 2002-2004. Upon ending my tour on active duty I moved to Van Alstyne and began private practice in Sherman. In 2006, after eighteen months in Sherman, I decided to move to McKinney in order to practice in a hospital with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

My philosophy about being a physician is very simple; I believe in taking care of my patients the way I would want someone to take care of my wife, mother or daughter. I welcome questions and spend a great deal of time explaining what patients can expect during pregnancy through delivery and with various medical and surgical treatments. I believe a surgeon is responsible for every drop of blood a patient loses during surgery and strive to perform surgery with complete attention to every detail. I am particularly fond of minimally invasive surgery utilizing the daVinci Robotic Surgical System, because patients heal faster and therefore are able to get back to their lives in the shortest possible time.

I live with my wife, who is my soul mate. We once spent most of our free time riding and taking care of our horses but now find the majority of our time is spent trying to keep up with our young son and toddler daughter. We also have four dogs, four horses and live in a whirlwind of, near constant, activity, but I would not have it any other way.


Board Certified - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School - University of Texas, SW Medical School

Residency – John Peter Smith Hospital

Military – Major, United States Air Force Medical Corps. 2000-2004 Active Duty, 2004-2010 Individual Ready Reserves, Retired 2010

Acknowledgements

  • Administrative Chief Resident, 2000
  • Chief of Gynecology Services and Staff Physician, 2002-2004
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Annually 2008-2013
  • 5th Anniversary Patient’s Choice Award 2012-2013
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award for Medical Center of McKinney 2014
  • Nominee for Physician of the Year by the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council 2014

Memberships - Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), Texas Medical Association