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Residency Program

Martha Tesfalul, MD
Martha Tesfalul, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 4

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
550 16th Street, 7th Floor
OBGYN, Mailstop 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143-0132

Location Office Phone Fax 
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (415) 206 - 3061 (415) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests

Research/Clinical Interests:  Global/public health, health implementation sciences, health workforce development



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2014 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine MD Medicine
2009 Harvard University BS Sociology, Health Policy

Research & Professional Experience

2016-present Advisory Board Member, Association of American Medical Colleges' Organization of Resident Representatives (Washington DC) | Graduate medical education, academic medical centers
2016-present Resident Liaison/Non-Voting Board Member, Sinkler Miller Medical Association (Bay Area, CA) | Health and health care in minority communities, minority physician recruitment and retention
2012-2013 Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow, Botswana-UPenn Partnership (Gaborone, Botswana) | Telemedicine/mHealth, cervical cancer screening, vulvar cancer
2010 Guest Instructor, Southern Sudan Medical Education Collaborative (Juba, South Sudan) | Medical education, curriculum development, community/public health
2009 Harvard College Alex G. Booth Fund Fellow, Orotta School of Medicine (Asmara, Eritrea) | Mental health, health policy
2008 Health Career Connections Summer Intern, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, New Jersey) | Vulnerable populations, youth organizing
2007 Harvard Center for Public Interest Careers Intern, Health Leads (New York City, New York) | Pediatric chronic diseases, youth development
2006 Harvard Stem Cell Institute Summer Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts) | Bone marrow transplantation biology, leukemia/lymphoma
2005 King Summer Program Research Intern, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) | Pulmonary rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2016 UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Best 2nd Year Resident Teaching Award
2016 The Pregnancy Foundation Quilligan Scholar
2015 UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
2014 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Emily Simms Haller Prize in Obstetrics
2014 Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society
2013 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' District IV John Gibbons Medical Student Award
2011 American Medical Student Association's Convention & Exposition Poster Session 1st Place in Curriculum Development & Education<
2011 Association of American Medical Colleges' Herbert W. Nickens Scholarship
2011 National Medical Association's Emerging Scholars Patti LaBelle Scholarship
2009-2011 Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees' Johns Hopkins Medicine Scholarship
2009 Harvard Black Men's Forum Celebration of Black Women Award
2009 Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers' Citation for Outstanding Contributions in the Sciences


Maguire M, Tesfalul M. (2016). Implicit Bias, Explicit Consequences. Presentation given to Organization of Resident Representatives at: Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Annual Meeting; 2016 November 11; Seattle, Washington.

Tesfalul MA, Ndlovu K, Littman-Quinn R, Kovarik CL. (2014). Establishing the building blocks of a national mobile health system: The creation of system requirements for Botswana's mobile telemedicine specialist referral system. Poster presented at: Consortium of Universities for Global Health 5th Annual Global Health Conference; Washington, DC.

Ha YP, Tesfalul MA, Littman-Quinn R, Antwi A, Seropola G, Green RS, Ho-Foster A, Luberti AA, Holmes JH, Steenhoff AP, Kovarik CL. (2013). A mobile health approach to tuberculosis contact tracing in resource-limited settings. Poster presented at: 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics; Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tesfalul MA, Littman-Quinn R, Antwi C, Ndlovu S, Motsepe D, Phuthego M, Tau B, Mohutsiwa-Dibe N, Kovarik C. (2013). Evaluating the Impact of a Mobile Oral Telemedicine System on Medical Management and Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Complicated Oral Lesions in Botswana. Poster presented at: 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics; Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tesfalul MA, Frankel J, Akileswaran C, Atore C, Steck-Bayat K, Dixon J, Kanjilal S, Ahn R, Burke T. (2011). Southern Sudan Medical Education Collaborative (SSMEC): An Innovative Approach to Training Medical Students in Southern Sudan. Poster presented at: American Medical Student Association Annual Convention; Washington DC, DC.