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BrettStark, MD, MPH

Clinical Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive justice, health disparities, LGBTQI health, LGBTQI family planning, fertility preservation, adolescent medicine, Global & Refugee Health

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
2022 University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2018 Georgetown University School of Medicine MD Medicine, Health Justice Scholar
2017 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health MPH Social and Behavioral Sciences
2013 West Virginia University BS Biology, Microbiology, Spanish

 

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2018 Intern, Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, ACOG (Washington, DC)
2018 Student Researcher, Menstruation in Transgender and Masculine Gender Non-Conforming Youths (In Progress), Georgetown University
2017 - 2018 Student member, Committee on Admissions, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2017 - 2018 Co-PI, Understanding Reproductive Health Needs of Transgender Adolescents and Families: A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Analysis (In Progress), Harvard University
2014 - 2018 Student Clinician, Georgetown University Asylum Program (Washington, DC)
2017 Consultant, Global Financing Facility, World Bank (Washington, DC)
2016 Consultant, Global Health & Medicine, Deloitte US (Boston, MA)
2013-2015 HPV Vaccine Coordinator & Resource Specialist, Hoya Clinic (Student Run Clinic in Washington, DC)
2013-2015 Student Clinician, Gay Men’s Health and Wellness Clinic, Whitman Walker (Washington, DC)
2013-2014 President, Family Medicine Interest Group, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2018 Health Justice Scholar, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2017 Dean’s Research Travel Grant, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2016 - 2017 Maternal and Child Health/ Children, Youth and Families (MCH/CYF) Training Grant, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2015 Hoya Clinic Volunteer of the Month, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2014 Excellence in Leadership Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2014 Dean’s Summer Research Scholarship, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2014 Direct Primary Care Scholarship, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Oral Presentations

Stark BA, Wijekoon A, Swanson K, Mok-Lin E. Association of obstetric and neonatal outcomes with gestational carrier guideline adherence. American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); 2020, October; Online.

Stark BA, Nagle SA, Hunter A, Mok-Lin E, Katz-Wise SL. Understanding the influence of gender identity and sexual orientation on the future parenting desires of transgender and non-binary adolescents in comparison to their cisgender siblings. American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); 2020, October; Online.

Sundaram V, Stark BA, Jaswa E, Mok-Lin E. Decision regret following fertility preservation for the transgender individual compared to cisgender women. American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); 2020, October; Online.

Alam P, Scheider L, Clark B, Richter L. “Randomized Cross-Over Comparison of Icon Reusable Underwear to Disposable Pads for Management of Mild to Moderate Urinary Incontinence.” American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS); 2017 October; Providence, RI. (Oral)

Clark B, Scheider L, Alam P, Richter L. “A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Reusable Underwear Verse Disposable Pads for Mild to Moderate Urinary Incontinence.” American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS); 2017 October; Providence, RI. (Oral)

Snyder AK, Savage AF, Clark BA and Rio RVM. “The obligate mutualist of tsetse (Diptera: Glossinidae), Wigglesworthia, demonstrates species-specific nutrient provisioning, contributing towards host phenotypic variation.” Conference on Beneficial Microbes; 2012 October; San Antonio, Texas. (Oral)

Poster Presentations

Nagle SA, Stark BA, Hunter A, Katz-Wise SL. Communication and perceived social support for future parenting desires in families with transgender and gender diverse adolescents. World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). 2020, November; Online.

Hunter A, Stark BA, Nagle SA, Katz-Wise SL. Transgender and Gender Diverse adolescents’ fertility and parenthood goals in the context of family pressure and gender affirmation. World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). 2020, November; Online.

Yasukawa M, Mayhew A, Kyrillos A, Stark BA, Loeb H, Gomez-Lobo V. Methods of menstrual suppression among transgender and gender nonbinary youth assigned female at birth. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG); 2020 April; Grapevine, TX.

Fowler KG, Strang JF, Call D, Morgan C, Brandt A, Buchanan C, Stark BA, Gomez-Lobo V. “Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: A Qualitative Analysis.” North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG); 2018 April; Palm Beach, FL

Clark BA, Jason J, Gomez-Lobo V. “The Transgender Youth Fertility Attitudes Questionnaire: Development with Non-Autistic and Autistic Youth and Their Parents.” 2017. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Clinical & Research Meeting; 2017 April; Chicago, IL. 

Clark BA, Jason J, Gomez-Lobo V. “Trans youth attitudes toward their future fertility status.” Georgetown University School of Medicine Summer Research Symposium; 2014 September; Washington, DC.

Clark BA, Snyder AK, Rio RVM. “The impact of symbiont chorismate and phenylalanine biosynthesis on tsetse (Diptera: Glossinidae) biology.” Honors Research Symposium; May 2013; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

Publications

Stark BA, Obedin-Malliver J, Shindel AW. Sexual wellness in gay, lesbian, and bisexual patients. Urologic Clinics of North America. Available online 23 August 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ucl.2021.06.005

Hawkins M, Deutsch MB, Obedin-Maliver J, Stark BA, Grubman, J, Jacoby A, Jacoby VL. Endometrial findings among transgender and gender nonbinary people using testosterone at the time of gender-affirming hysterectomy. Fertil Steril. 2021 May;115(5):1312-1317. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.11.008. Epub 2021 Feb 12. PMID: 33583596

Stark BA, Shea Nagle S, Hunter A, Charlton B, Katz-Wise S. Family Building Desires Among Transgender and Gender Expansive Adolescents: A Longitudinal Family-Level Analysis. International Journal of Transgender Health. DOI: 10.1080/26895269.2021.1896410. March 2021

Stark BA, Kaing A, Swanson K, Mok-Lin E. Association of Obstetric and Neonatal Outcomes with Gestational Carrier Guideline Adherence. September 2020. Fertility and Sterility 114(3):e103. DOI:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.08.312

Sundaram V, Stark BA, Jaswa EG, Mok-Lin E. Decision Regret Following Fertility Preservation for The Transgender Individual Compared to the Cisgender Woman. September 2020. Fertility and Sterility 114(3):e90. DOI:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.08.275

Stark BA, Nagle SA, Hunter A, Mok-Lin E. Understanding the Influence of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation on The Future Parenting Desires of Transgender and Non-Binary Adolescents in Comparison to Their Cisgender Siblings. September 2020. Fertility and Sterility 114(3):e65-e66. DOI:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.08.203

Light A, Stark BA, Gomez-Lobo V. “Fertility, Pregnancy, and Chest Feeding in Transgendered Individuals – Chapter 28. Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Endocrinology. pp 505-513. 2020

Stark B, Hughto JMW, Charlton BM, Deutsch MB, Potter J, Reisner SL. The contraceptive and reproductive history and planning goals of trans masculine adults: a mixed methods study. Contraception. 2019 Aug 7. pii: S0010-7824(19)30383-X. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2019.07.146. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31400297

Light A, Stark BA, Gomez-Lobo V. “Pregnancy and lactation in transgender men.” (2018) Chapter 29. Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Endocrinology. (In Press)

Alam PA, Huang JC, Clark BA, Burkett LS, Richter LA. A Cost Analysis of Icon Reusable Underwear Versus Disposable Pads for Mild to Moderate Urinary Incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul 12. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000607. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30001254

Alam PA, Burkett LS, Clark BA, White NC, Tefera EA, Richter LA. "Randomized Cross-over Comparison of Icon™ Reusable Underwear to Disposable Pads for the Management of Mild to Moderate Urinary Incontinence." (2018) Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 Mar/Apr;24(2):161-165. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000519. PMID: 29474291

Alam PA, Huang JC, Clark BA, Burkett LS, Richter LA. " A cost analysis of IconTM reusable underwear versus disposable pads for mild to moderate urinary incontinence." Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul 12. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000607. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30001254

Strang JF, Jarin J, Call D, Clark B, Wallace GL, Anthony LG, Kenworthy L, Gomez-Lobo V. "Transgender youth fertility attitudes questionnaire: Measure development in nonautistic and autistic transgender youth and their parents." (2018) J Adolesc Health. 2018 Feb;62(2):128-135. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.07.022. Epub 2017 Oct 20. PMID: 29033160

Clark BA. "Can Direct Primary Care Solve the Physician Shortage?" (2018) Kevin MD. https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/09/can-direct-primary-care-solve-physician-shortage.html

Publications on PubMed