Cristina Elstad MD was educated right here in Athens
Cristina Elstad MD grew up in Snellville, Georgia. After earning her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Spanish and pre-med, she graduated as president of the first class of the Medical College of Georgia in Athens. Our Athens obgyn then completed her residency at Emory University, where she was the chief resident.
Cristina Elstad MD is experienced in women’s healthcare and laparoscopic surgery
Our Athens obgyn feels passionate about providing exceptional care to all women. She wants to ensure that each patient feels comfortable to ask questions, and she strives to empower women to make positive lifestyle choices to become their very best self.
“It’s an honor to work with women every day and help them navigate all of the changes in life, whether it’s starting birth control for the first time or transitioning to menopause. I aim to provide the type of care I would want for the women in my family.”
In addition to providing day-to-day obgyn care, Cristina Elstad MD can help women who need surgical interventions because she is certified in laparoscopic surgery. She can also assist Spanish-speaking patients, as she speaks Spanish proficiently.
She is a junior fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and a member of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (SAAOG).
Keeping busy outside of work
Outside of work Cristina Elstad MD loves to run and cycle, do crafts of any kind and spend time outside with her more-adventurous husband. She and her husband moved back to Athens after residency to work and teach in the community where they met and completed their medical school training. They’re happy to be home!
If you’re looking for a caring and knowledgeable Athens obgyn, contact us for an appointment with Cristina Elstad MD.