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Faculty

Rebecca Margulies, MD

Rebecca Margulies, MD
Urogynecology

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

Tracey Telles, MD

Tracey Telles, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Lasha Pierce, MD
Highland Hospital (AHS) Site Director

Ayrika Mure
Residency Program Administrator

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

Fellowship: Fellowship: University of Southern California

Residency Program Leadership
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Laura Minikel, MD Program Director Medical College of Wisconsin Internship: Children’s Hospital Oakland
Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Sarah Wilson, MD, MEd Associate Program Director University of California San Francisco Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: VA Women’s Health
Master of Education: University of California Berkeley
Lasha Pierce, MD Highland Hospital Site Director University of California Irvine Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Christie Cooksey, MD, MSCR Assistant Program Director – Gyn surgeon Medical College of Virginia 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
Erika Deraleau, MD Assistant Program Director Chronic Pelvic Pain Specialist Drexel University College of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship: Chronic Pelvic Pain at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Leslie Hardy Hood, MD Assistant Program Director Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Residency: William Beaumont Hospital
Maria Woods, MD Assistant Program Director University of Southern California School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Eve Zaritsky, MD Assistant Program Director Laparoscopic Specialist Stanford University School of Medicine Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center
Generalist Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Erica Breneman, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon & High Risk BRCA Clinic Lead University of California San Francisco Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Erica Canales, MD Maternity Director and Attending in Salud en Español Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Residency: Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, MI
Karen Carlson, MD Attending Eastern Virginia Medical School Residency: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, CA
Sarah Carson, MD Attending University of Colorado School of Medicine Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Shree Chanchani, MD Attending University of New Mexico Residency: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Julia Crothers, MD Attending – Dysplasia Specialist University of California San Francisco Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Patrick Dawkins, MD Attending & Oakland Site Chief Howard University College of Medicine/Meharry Medical College Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Medha Donde, MD Attending – Breast specialist George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Ann Eastman, MD Attending – Menopause Champion University of Southern California School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Paras Farhady, MD Attending – Menopause Champion Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Health Services Residency: Christiana Care Health System
Renee Fogelberg, MD Attending – Health Education Liaison Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Austinn Freeman, MD Attending Drexel University College of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Sophia Grabenstatter, MD Attending – Alameda Site Director Creighton University School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Rachel Hartshorn, MD Attending – Gyn surgeon University of California San Francisco Residency: University of California San Francisco
Ted Hatch, MD Attending – IT Specialist Albany Medical College Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Linh Hoang, MD Attending – IT Specialist University of Miami School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Suejy Hobson, MD Attending University of California Los Angeles Residency: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Gina Hurlbut, DO Attending Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Internship: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Barbara Jung, MD Attending – Gyn surgeon University of Southern California School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Vanessa Kaleb, MD, MPH Attending University of California Irvine Residency: University of California Irvine
MPH: Columbia University
Simone Katz, MD, MPH Attending University of Vermont College of Medicine MPH: Johns Hopkins
Residency: Los Angeles County/ Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Angela Lee, MD Attending Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Residency: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Emily Lesch, DO Attending Des Moines University Medical Center Residency: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Betty Lin, MD Attending & Physician Wellness Representative New York University School of Medicine Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester
Susan Liu, MD Attending Yale University School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Teresa Munoz, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon University of California San Diego Residency: UCSF Fresno
Barbara Nicol, MD Attending – Department Chair University of Connecticut Residency: University of California San Francisco
Antonia Nicosia, MD Attending Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Manda Notzon, MD Attending & Pinole Site Chief University of Illinois College of Medicine Residency: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Anthonia Ojo-Ese, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon & Director of Salud en Español Eastern Virginia Medical School Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Sonia Ordonez, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon & Director of Salud en Español University of California San Francisco Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Bailey Pesterev, DO Attending Tufts University School of Medicine Residency: University of California Los Angeles
Zarghoona Rahim, MD Attending & Berkeley School of Medicine Temple University School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Bindoo Rellan, MD Attending Government Medical College Patiala Residency: University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
Caryn Rybczynski, MD Attending Ohio State University College of Medicine Residency: University of California San Diego
Nora Salvador, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon University of Illinois College of Medicine Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Matthew Schechter, MD Attending – Dysplasia Specialist University of California San Francisco Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Tracy Seo, MD Attending – Chief of Quality Medical College of Ohio Internship: Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Sophie Shabel, MD Attending University of Colorado School of Medicine Residency: Maricopa Medical Center & UC Davis
Lisa Sherman, MD Attending – Medical Student Liaison New York University School of Medicine Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Erica Simon, MD Attending – Integrative Medicine Specialist Jefferson Medical College Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Aubrey Smith, MD Attending – Oakland Site Chief Temple University School of Medicine Residency: University of Wisconsin
Karen Sumner, MD Attending University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Jill Uyenishi, MD Attending – Gyn Surgeon University of Colorado School of Medicine Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
Carla Wicks, MD Attending – Assistant Physician-in-Chief for Diversity & Care Experience Howard University College of Medicine Residency: University of California San Francisco
Emilia Wilkins, MD, MPH Attending University of California San Francisco MPH: University of California San Francisco
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Amani Zewail, MD, MS Attending – Sexual Health Specialist University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Family Planning Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Crystal Goldsmith, MD Family Planning Specialist – Division Lead University of California Irvine Residency: Oregon Health and Sciences University
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Rosanne Botha, MD Family Planning Specialist Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: Oregon Health and Sciences University
Meredith Warden, MD Family Planning Specialist University of Illinois College of Medicine Residency & Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Adolescent Medicine Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Amy Vallerie, MD Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist New York Medical College Residency: Columbia University
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Lauren Hartman, MD Adolescent Medicine Specialist Pediatrics University of Virginia School of Medicine Residency: Brown University
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Alice Shapiro, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship: University of California Los Angeles
Janie Hirata, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Wayne State University School of Medicine Residency & Fellowship: Wayne State University Medical Center
H. Preston Nelson, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist University of California San Diego Residency: University of Washington
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Maria Pia Platia, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Joseph Chen, MD Attending – MIS specialist Creighton University School of Medicine Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Eve Zaritsky, MD Assistant Program Director MIS Division Lead Stanford University School of Medicine Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Rebecca Margulies, MD Urogynecologist – Division Lead University of Washington School of Medicine Residency: New York University School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center
Olga Ramm, MD, MS Urogynecologist University of Kansas School of Medicine Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Loyola University
Gynecologic Oncology Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Giuseppe Ciaravino, MD Gynecologic Oncologist – Division Lead Boston University School of Medicine Internship: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Residency & Fellowship: Stanford University
Liz Han, MD Gynecologic Oncologist Boston University School of Medicine Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Agnieszka Vay, MD Gynecologic Oncologist University of California Davis Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship: Wayne State University
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Veronica Gonzalez, MD Perinatologist University of California San Francisco Residency: University of Texas – Austin
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Mara Greenberg, MD Perinatologist University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: Stanford University
Gaea Moore, MD Perinatologist University of California San Diego Residency: University of California Davis
Fellowship: University of Colorado
Betsy O’Donnell, MD Perinatologist Stanford University Residency & Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Kristi VanWinden, MD Perinatologist University of California Los Angeles Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Division
Faculty Name Title CNM Training
Anne Galko Chief Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) SUNY Buffalo MSN
SUNY Stony Brook post-master’s midwifery
Maggie Adams-McCormack Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) University of California San Francisco (USCF) MSN
Neel Arant Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Columbia MSN
Michelle Baird Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Columbia MSN
Ursula Crane Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) University of California San Francisco (USCF) MSN
Rebecca Lesser Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Yale MSN
Janelle Palacios Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) University of California San Francisco (USCF) MSN
University of California San Francisco (USCF) PhD Nursing
Katie Simms Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Yale MSN
Highland General Hospital Faculty
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Chitra Akilswwaran MD, MBA Strategy and Operations Lead Harvard University MBA: Harvard University
Residency: UC San Francisco
Jessica Beckerman MD OB Hospitalist UC San Francisco Residency: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Monica Berletti MD OB/GYN Generalist UC Davis Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Heidi Chang MD Gynecologic Oncologist University of Virginia School of Medicine Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship: UCLA/Cedars Sinai
Joy Cooper MD, MSc OB/GYN Generalist Howard University College of Medicine Residency: University of Pennsylvania
MSc: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Rebecca Falik MD, MST Pelvic Pain Clinic Lead UC San Francisco Residency: Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
MST: Pace University
Stephanie Ho MD, MPH OB/GYN Generalist UC San Francisco Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health
Kerry-Ann Kelly MD, MPH Director Women’s Reproductive Health Equity Fellowship Morehouse University Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
MPH: Mercer University School of Medicine
LaNa Lee MD GYN Division Chief Stony Brook University Residency: Stony Brook University
Fellowship: Stony Brook University
Dimitry Lerner MD Gynecologic Oncologist – Division Chief Sackler School of Medicine Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Namita Singh MD OB/GYN Generalist Albany Medical College Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital
Kevin Smith MD Department Chair University of Toledo College of Medicine Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship (MIS): Stanford University Medical Center
Victoria Stenmark MD, MPH OB Hospitalist Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Residency: UC San Francisco
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health
Denise Tukenmez MD OB Division Chief SUNY Downstate Medical School Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Terry White MD, MBA Urogynecologist -Division Chief Medical College of Virginia Residency: University of Southern California
MBA: Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Emory University
Other Key Faculty
Faculty Name Title Medical School Residency/Fellowship
Karen Axelsson, MD Pathologist University of California San Francisco Residency & Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Eric Hunt, MD Anesthesiologist University of California Irvine Internship: University of California Irvine
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Veronica Shim, MD General Surgeon-Breast Specialist Brown University School of Medicine Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco
Tracy Telles, MD Site Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Kaiser San Ramon
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Residency: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine
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