Dr. Carla Victoria Wicks is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with The Permanente Medical Group in the East Bay. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Wicks completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Howard University in Washington, DC and then moved to the west coast and completed training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.
Dr. Wicks joined The Permanente Medical Group after residency and has been in practice at the Richmond facility since 2006. Dr. Wicks held several leadership roles including Site Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Richmond, Assistant Chief of Service for East Bay Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Physician-In-Chief (APIC) of Care Experience and Diversity in Kaiser Permanente, East Bay, and a host of other roles.
Dr. Wicks is currently serving as the TPMG Medical Director of Culturally Responsive Care and Inclusion for NCAL. In this new role for TPMG, her vision is to cultivate a culturally responsive and inclusive care climate by aligning the intentions, practices, and actions to meet the needs of the people, patients and communities we serve in Northern California.
Dr. Wicks’ clinical practice embodies general Obstetrics and Gynecology in which she is dedicated to serving a diverse and underserved community. She recently co-led the first TPMG Centering in Pregnancy group for African American women and families. Dr. Wicks is also a collaborator in the TPMG Health Equity for Women Advisory Group, a lead in the work around SB464 legislation for implicit bias training in the perinatal space, a faculty leader in the ACGME Obgyn Residency Health Equity Collaborative, as well as a host of other important initiatives and projects aimed at reducing disparities for black women and other vulnerable populations in the maternity space.
Dr. Wicks is a member of numerous professional medical societies, social organizations, and is very involved in several volunteer organizations in the community. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her loving husband and three adorable children.