I decided to pursue Obstetrics and Gynecology as a specialty since I enjoy offering comprehensive health care throughout the continuum of a woman’s life. The combination of clinical care and surgery allow me to develop relationships with my patients while also providing technical skills.
As the Assistant Residency Program Director, I especially enjoy educating medical students and residents about women’s health care, the breadth of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and how to listen to your patients in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. I also mentor residents to ensure that the “fun part” of medicine does not get lost.
My interests include increasing access to family planning options, adolescent health care, international health (especially in India, South and Central America and Africa), and sexual minority health.
In addition to my work at Kaiser, I am the volunteer medical director of St. James Infirmary, a free clinic in San Francisco for sex workers and transgender individuals. I also volunteer with Kaiser Permanente’s Gulf Coast Rebuilding Project in New Orleans.
I joined Kaiser in September 2007 after completing a Fellowship in Family Planning at the University of California, San Francisco. During this fellowship, I also received a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley. Physician advocacy is an important part of my medical philosophy. I consistently use my voice as a physician to fight to ensure reproductive rights for all men and women in the US and abroad. I formerly was on the Board of Directors of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.
I was born in India, but my parents moved our family to the United States when I was one, so that they could pursue their careers in medicine. Technically I am a first generation immigrant, but since I grew up in the States, I relate more to the struggles of being second generation.
I look forward to sharing the journey of your health with you.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- MDKeck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
- ResidencyLa County/USC Medical Center
- FellowshipSan Francisco General Hospital Medical Center
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