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Faculty

Laura Minikel, MD

Laura Minikel, MD
Program Director

Sarah Wilson, MD, Med
Associate Program Director

Eve Zaritsky, MD

Eve Zaritsky, MD
Assistant Program Director

Maria Woods, MD

Maria Woods, MD
Assistant Program Director

Christie Cooksey, MD

Christie Cooksey, MD
Assistant Program Director

Barbara Nicol, MD
Department Chief

Mara Greenberg, MD

Mara Greenberg, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Giuseppe Ciaravino, MD

Giuseppe Ciaravino, MD
Gynecology/Oncology

Liz Han, MD

Liz Han, MD
Gynecology/Oncology

Agnieszka Vay, MD

Agnieszka Vay, MD
Gynecology/Oncology

Rebecca Margulies, MD

Rebecca Margulies, MD
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Tracey Telles, MD

Tracey Telles, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Lasha Pierce, MD
Highland Hospital (AHS) Site Director

If you would like more information about our faculty, please download our faculty information sheet.

Oakland OBGYN Faculty

Kaiser Permanente Oakland OB/Gyn Faculty Roster

Residency: University of California San FranciscoManda Notzon, MDMatthew Schechter, MD

Residency Program Leadership
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Laura Minikel, MD Program Director Internship: Children Hospital Oakland
Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Sarah Wilson, MD, MEd Associate Program Director – Educational Specialist Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: VA Women’s Health
Master of Education: University of California Berkeley
Lasha Pierce, MD Highland Hospital (AHS) Site Director Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Christie Cooksey, MD, MSCR Assistant Program Director Residency: David Grant Medical Center & University of California Davis
Master of Science in Clinical Research: Training in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials (TECT), University of North Carolina
Maria Woods, MD Assistant Program Director Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Eve Zaritsky, MD Assistant Program Director / Laparoscopic Specialist / Resident Research Liaison Residency: UC San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University
Generalist Division
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Erica Breneman, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon & High Risk BRCA Clinic Lead Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Erica Canales, MD Attending – Salud en Español Residency: Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, MI
Karen Carlson, MD Attending Residency: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, CA
Sarah Carson, MD Attending Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Shree Chanchani, MD Attending Residency: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center
Julia Crothers, MD Attending – Dysplasia Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Patrick Dawkins, MD Attending & Oakland Site Chief Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Erika Deraleau, MD Attending – Chronic Pelvic Pain Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship: Chronic Pelvic Pain at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Medha Donde, MD Attending – Breast specialist Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Ann Eastman, MD Attending – Menopause Champion Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Paras Farhady, MD Attending Residency: Christiana Care Health System
Renee Fogelberg, MD Attending Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Sophia Grabenstatter, MD Attending-Breast Disease Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Juan Guerra, MD Attending – Diversity & Inclusion Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Leslie Hardy Hood, MD Attending Residency: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Rachel Hartshorn, MD Attending Residency: UC San Francisco Medical Center
Ted Hatch, MD Attending – IT Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Linh Hoang, MD Attending – IT Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Suejy Hobson, MD Attending Residency: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Gina Hurlbut, DO Attending Internship: Rowan University
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Shuna Isom, MD Attending Residency: Howard University
Barbara Jung, MD Attending – Gyn surgeon Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Vanessa Kaleb, MD, MPH Attending – Oakland Site Chief Residency: University of California Irvine
MPH: Columbia University
Simone Katz, MD, MPH Attending MPH: Johns Hopkins
Residency: Los Angeles County/ Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Hong Kim, MD Attending Internship: Meridia Huron Hospital
Residency: Cook County Hospital
Emily Lesch, DO Attending Residency: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Betty Lin, MD Attending & Physician Wellness Representative Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester
Susan Liu, MD Attending Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Teresa Munoz, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon Residency: UCSF Fresno
Sonia Ordonez, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon & Director of Salud en Español Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Barbara Nicol, MD Attending – Department Chair Residency: University of California San Francisco
Manda Notzon, MD Attending & Pinole Site Chief Residency: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Renee Perry, DO Attending – Gyn Surgeon Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Zarghoona Rahim, MD Attending & Alameda Site Chief Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Tina Raine-Bennett, MD, MPH Attending – Women’s Health Research Liaison Residency: University of Washington
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Training in Health Services Research
MPH: University of Washington
Bindoo Rellan, MD Attending Residency: University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
Caryn Rybczynski, MD Attending Residency-UC San Diego Medical Center
Nora Salvador, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Matthew Schechter, MD Attending – Dysplasia Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Tracy Seo, MD Attending – Chief of Quality Internship: Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Sophie Shabel, MD Attending Residency: Maricopa Medical Center & UC Davis
Lisa Sherman, MD Attending – Medical Student Liaison Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Erica Simon, MD Attending Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Aubrey Smith, MD Attending Residency: University of Wisconsin
Karen Sumner, MD Attending Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Julie Sun, MD Attending Residency: Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Carla Wicks, MD Attending – Assistant Physician-in-Chief for Diversity & Care Experience Residency: UC San Francisco Medical Center
Emilia Wilkins, MD, MPH Attending MPH: University of California San Francisco
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Amanda Williams, MD, MPH Maternity Director MPH: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: UC San Francisco Medical Center
Eve Yalom, MD Attending Internship: San Jose Medical Center
Residency: Beth Israel Hospital
Family Planning Division
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Crystal Goldsmith, MD Family Planning Specialist – Division Lead Residency: Oregon Health and Science University
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Rosanne Botha, MD Family Planning Specialist Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University
Antonia Nicosia, MD Family Planning Specialist Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Meredith Warden, MD Family Planning Specialist Residency & Fellowship: Oregon Health and Sciences University
Adolescent Medicine Division
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Amy Vallerie, MD Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist Residency: Columbia University
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Lauren Hartman, MD Adolescent Medicine Specialist Pediatrics Residency: Brown University
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Division
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Janie Hirata, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Residency & Fellowship: Wayne State University Medical Center
H. Preston Nelson, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Residency: University of Washington
Fellowship: UC San Francisco Medical Center
Maria Pia Platia, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Residency & Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Division
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Rebecca Margulies, MD Urogynecologist – Division Lead Residency: New York University School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center
Olga Ramm, MD, MS Urogynecologist Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Loyola University
Caitlyn Painter, DO Fellow (Third Year) Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Victor Velasco, MD Fellow (Second Year) Residency: University of Southern California
Jennifer Wong, MD Fellow (First Year) Residency: University of Hawaii
Gynecologic Oncology Division
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Giuseppe Ciaravino, MD Gynecologic Oncologist – Division Lead Internship: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Residency: Stanford University Hospital Fellowship-Stanford University
Fellowship: UC San Francisco Medical Center
Liz Han, MD Gynecologic Oncologist Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center
Agnieszka Vay, MD Gynecologic Oncologist Residency: Kasier Permanente-San Francisco
Fellowship: Wayne State University
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Mara Greenberg, MD Perinatologist – Division Lead Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: Stanford University
Seth Hawkins, MD Perinatologist Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern
Gaea Moore, MD Perinatologist Residency: University of California Davis
Fellowship: University of Colorado
Betsy O’Donnell, MD Perinatologist Residency & Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Kristi VanWinden, MD Perinatologist Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Other Key Faculty
Faculty Name Title Residency/Fellowship
Karen Axelsson, MD Pathologist Residency & Fellowship: UC San Francisco Medical Center
Eric Hunt, MD Anesthesiologist Internship: UC Irvine Medical Center
Residency: UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
Debra Minjarez, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist, Spring Fertility Residency: University of Colorado
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern
Galen Schauer, MD Fetal and Placental Pathologist Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship: BC Children’s Hospital
Veronica Shim, MD General Surgeon-Breast Specialist Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Fellowship: UC San Francisco Mount Zion Medical Center
Tracy Telles, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Residency: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine
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