Our Physicians

Camelback Women’s Health Physicians

Camelback Women’s Health focuses on providing the highest quality care for women in our community. Our doctors are committed to making a difference in our patient’s health. They are board-certified and on staff at HonorHealth Scottsdale-Shea.


Obstetrician/Gynecologists

Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility Specialist


Anita Bernhard, M.D.

Born and raised in Switzerland, Dr. Bernhard graduated from University of Zurich Medical School before moving on to complete her General Surgery and OBGYN residencies in Spital Buelach, Switzerland, as well as a clerkship in Psychiatry before relocating to the United States in 2012. She completed a General Surgery internship in Oakland, California before relocating to Phoenix for her OBGYN residency at Banner University Medical Center in 2013. Dr. Bernhard is married and has 2 beautiful children. She is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. .

Hometown:
Zurich, Switzerland

Medical School & Residency:
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Could best be described as:
Professional, enthusiastic, and encouraging

Personal Interests:
Gardening, spending time outdoors, traveling and visiting family in Switzerland.

Philosophy:
“I am passionate about caring for women in all aspects of their lives. I find the challenges from adolescence through menopause exciting and immensely rewarding.”

I wanted to practice medicine because….:
“I have always had a strong desire to help my community and dedicate my time and knowledge to improve its people’s health. I specifically wanted to pursue the degree as an MD to be able to practice medicine in its entirety. I really enjoy getting to know my patients and their specific life circumstances to better serve their needs.”

Anita Bernhard


Olivia Blackstone, D.O.

Originally from Mill Valley, California, Dr. Blackstone graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a degree in Neurobiology and then worked as an emergency department scribe in Denver, Colorado which solidified her desire to become a doctor. She went on to medical school at Midwestern University – AZCOM and then moved across the country to complete residency at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital/USF Morsani College of Medicine where she served as chief resident. Her interests include high risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Blackstone and her husband Josh met in medical school and both fell in love with Phoenix during that time.

Hometown:
Mill Valley, California

Medical School & Residency:
Midwestern University – AZCOM
HCA Florida Brandon Hospital/USF Morsani College of Medicine

Could best be described as:
Calm, kind, organized, adventurous

Personal Interests:
Running, hiking, travel, cooking, trying new restaurants, cuddling with my Goldendoodle

Philosophy:
To promote patient education and advocate for quality holistic healthcare for all women.

I wanted to practice medicine because….:
“I have always been astounded by what the human body can do, and to me there is nothing more incredible than pregnancy and childbirth. Being able to be a part of this journey with my patients is something I will never take for granted”.


Gregory DeSanto, M.D.

Originally from Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. DeSanto attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, graduating in 1980. He went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota and later completed an Internal Medicine internship in Tucson, where he came to the decision that he eventually would return to Arizona to live and practice. He switched specialty training in 1986 and completed his Ob/Gyn residency at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1990 in Beverly Hills, California. He has special interests in high-risk obstetrics, ultrasound, and endoscopic surgery. He has three children, Hannah, Ryan and Julienne. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Hometown:
Rochester, MN

Medical School & Residency:
University of Minnesota
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Could best be described as:
Calm, quiet, reserved, funny, strong, caring, efficient, and professional.

Personal Interests:
Playing hockey, golfing, hiking, and being a family man.

Philosophy:
“Childbirth is a very special event and my goal is to make it as happy as possible. I enjoy performing ultrasounds throughout the pregnancy and watching the baby develop along with the parents.”

I wanted to practice medicine because….:
“My father was a physician and I always respected the empathy he showed his patients. I chose obstetrics because I am fascinated by the process of growth and watching a baby develop.”

Gregory DeSanto


Steven Nelson, M.D., J.D.

A fifth generation Arizonan, born and raised in Yuma, Arizona, Dr. Nelson attended Brigham Young University before beginning his medical studies at Oxford University in England. He completed his medical studies at the University of Utah, then began his training in Ob/Gyn at the University of Louisville, completing his studies at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California. He graduated from Stanford Law School before coming to Phoenix in 1989. Dr. Nelson’s special interests are complex laparoscopic surgery and female incontinence. He and his wife Jane have 4 children- Aaron, Julie, Emily, and Anne. He is also a proud grandfather to 5 beautiful grandchildren…and counting!!! He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Arizona Bar. Dr. Nelson is fluent in Spanish.

Hometown:
Yuma, AZ

Medical School & Residency:
University of Utah; Brigham Young University
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Could best be described as:
Patient, calm, nurturing, compassionate, and relaxed

Personal Interests:
Spending time with family, church, swimming, running, and reading.

Philosophy:
“There are so many different approaches to childbirth. My philosophy is almost like Burger King, – you’ll get it your way. I will help you create the birth experience that you’ve always wished for”

I wanted to practice medicine because…:
“Sharing the joy of new life with my patients is the happiest part of medicine.”

Steven Nelson


Kathleen Schwartz, M.D.

Born and raised in the snowbelt of western New York, Dr. Schwartz has been migrating toward warmer climates since finishing high school. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. Nashville, Tennessee was then home for seven years. After graduation from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1987, her interest in gynecologic pathology led her to complete a residency in anatomic pathology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz then returned to clinical practice and completed her Ob/Gyn training in June 1994 at the University of Florida in Gainsville. Dr Schwartz has special interests in high risk obstetrics, laparoscopic surgery and gynecologic pathology. Dr. Schwartz has a son, Sean, and daughters, Ellen and Louise. She is board certified by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Hometown:
Orchard Park, NY

Medical School & Residency:
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University (Pathology)
University of Florida (OB/GYN)

Could best be described as:
Energetic, meticulous, vibrant, popular, compulsive, conscientious, and a good listener.

Personal Interests:
Spending quality time with family and reading

Philosophy:
“I treat every patient as if she was my sister or mother. My hope for every patient is that their visits or childbirth experience with me be empowering and positive.”

I wanted to practice medicine because…:
“I enjoy the science of medicine and caring for women at all stages of their life. I find educating women on their bodies, childbirth, and health very rewarding.”

Kathleen Schwartz


Amber Tsang, D.O.

Dr. Tsang’s journey in obstetrics and gynecology has brought her from her roots in Arizona to a temporary stay in Oklahoma during her residency. Despite enjoying her time away, she’s now back in her beloved home state, excited to contribute to her community. Dr. Tsang has a passion for the comprehensive scope of obstetrics and gynecology, and she looks forward to serving the diverse needs of women across generations in Arizona.

Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ

Medical School & Residency:
Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

Could best be described as:
Kind, caring, purposeful, and calm

Personal Interests:
Spending time with loved ones, exploring different cultures through travel and food, staying informed and entertained with podcasts, and finding joy in the company of dogs.

Philosophy:
An appointment with an OB/GYN can stir so many emotions. From excitement to anxiety and everything in between, my goal is to acknowledge and respect each patient’s feelings. By offering compassionate support and striving for the highest standards of care, I hope to be an advocate throughout every patient’s healthcare journey.

I wanted to practice medicine because….:
Being an OB/GYN is a uniquely rewarding specialty, it allows me to witness and participate in significant moments in women’s lives. From providing care during pregnancy and childbirth to supporting women through various health challenges and milestones, I feel privileged to be part of these experiences. The ability to make a positive impact on women’s health at different stages of life is something I deeply value and cherish.


Barbara Faber, M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility Specialist
Dr. Faber is from Dubuque, Iowa and is very proud of her Iowa roots. Her education and training has taken her all over the country. She first headed west and graduated from Stanford University with a undergraduate degree in Human Biology and then returned to Iowa where she earned her MD degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She then headed south completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida in Gainesville (at the same time as Dr. Schwartz). For her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, she went north to the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. Lastly, she headed to the southwest and moved to the Valley where she practiced reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists for sixteen years. Dr. Faber is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with subspecialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Active Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility. She has been selected multiple times as a Phoenix Magazine “Top Doc in Infertility”. She and her husband, Tom, are blessed with two children, Jacqueline and Jacob.

Could best be described as:
Compassionate, joyful, dedicated, honest, humorous, efficient, succinct, and direct.

Personal Interests:
Spending time with family and her dog, playing the piano and cooking.

Philosophy:
“To always provide high quality, cost effective medical care in a caring, compassionate manner. ’

I wanted to practice medicine because….
“Growing up, I saw the satisfaction the practice of medicine gave to my father who was a very respected and successful general surgeon. He took great pride in the excellent care he gave his patients. He often said that it was a privilege to be a physician. I always knew I would follow in his footsteps. I chose to subspecialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility because it is a wonderful feeling to help make someone’s dream of having a family come true.”

Barbara Faber


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