Tim Moore, MD
Dr. Moore was diverted into medicine after working with his graduate school mentor, world renowned general surgeon Dr. Johnson who was also a zoologist. Dr. Moore says after he did graduate work for Dr. Johnson he decided to go to medical school in Seattle.
After working for a while in Massachusetts Dr. Moore was ready to return to the west. Being from Denver, Colorado he wanted to be close to the Rocky Mountains. He had vacationed in Taos and Santa Fe as a child and had grown to love the southwest. He says he and Dr. Mohling hit it off right away and he was excited to practice at Women’s Health Institute.
He loves the area and enjoys being part of the community that he also loves taking care of. And, he still finds it fun delivering babies. He has two beautiful children who he is very close with. He enjoys cooking and baking and can make a really good cake. He also enjoys hiking, skiing, and mountain biking.
Dr. Moore is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington school of Medicine and completed Residency from the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals.
Susan Akins, RN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Looking back Susan says she knows now that she went to nursing school so she could eventually become a nurse midwife. She is one of the first Nurse Midwives’ to practice at Women’s Health Institute and in Taos.
Susan loves that Taos is a small town with a small town community feeling, but that it also offers many things small town’s lack. She says she really enjoys the tri-cultural heritage here. She plans to continue providing excellent women’s health care to residence in Taos until she retires.
Susan is married to her high school sweetheart. Together they have a daughter and a son who are grown and out of the house. She says they are what she is most proud of. She has two cats that she fostered from Stray Hearts and couldn’t imagine her life without them.
Although she was born in Chillicothe, OH Susan grew up in Taichung, Taiwan. She completed her undergrad degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH and a Master’s Degree in Maternal Child Health from Texas Woman's University. Susan completed the Midwifery program from Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery in Dallas, TX.
Sharon Ransom, OB/GYN
Dr. Sharon Ransom, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, joined the Women’s Health Institute at Taos Hospital System in October 2016. She is a Board-certified OB/GYN who has been in practice since 2000.
She brings a passion for women’s health which extends beyond the United States. Dr. Ransom believes that “every woman matters”. She brings expertise in issues of pelvic prolapse and comprehensive evaluation of issues of incontinence. She also provides minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures performed laparoscopically to decrease the time to heal and resume activities. In addition to obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Ransom is also passionate about her work in performing cervical cancer screening in Ethiopia. She founded the International Partnership for Reproductive Health in 2008 and has helped create a sustainable model for cervical cancer screening.
Dr. Ransom and her husband, Peter Gooch, have worked in Ethiopia since 2008.
Naomi Hannah, RN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
From the time she was eight, Naomi knew she wanted to be a midwife. She had heard a lot of stories and already experienced her first birth because her best friend’s mom was a midwife.
In 1996 Naomi moved to Taos to train through the Northern New Mexico Birth Center to become a licensed midwife. Once she received her licensure she worked part time as the home birth director and part time for Puentes before returning to school to become a registered nurse so she could become a certified nurse midwife.
Her experiences have allowed her the opportunity to deliver babies in different settings. She says she believes that women should have choices as to where and how they give birth. She has found that she enjoys working in a hospital based practice because of the team work involved. She has had a great relationship with the OB/GYN’s as they have made the transition from mentor/teacher to colleagues seamless.
Naomi has two children. She also has two dogs, four cats, and a tortoise. In her spare time she likes to play music, spend time in the mountains and camp. She stays healthy by mostly eating a plant based diet and exercising at least three days a week. She also believes having a sense of humor and laughing as much as possible are important to health. She enjoys working in Taos saying there’s no place like it. She says it is very accepting.
Naomi received a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier School of Midwifery and Nursing. She is a Board Certified Nurse Midwife.