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Residency Program



The year before I entered medical school, I studied obstetric violence in Mexico with the support of a Fulbright grant, which sparked my interest in global women’s health. It was not until clerkship year however, that my passion for Ob/Gyn was confirmed. While I expected to enjoy obstetrics, I was surprised to discover a love of surgery. In Ob/Gyn, I found a field that combines technical skill and grace with patient advocacy and fast-paced clinical decision-making with longitudinal care. Perhaps more than any other discipline in medicine, the practice of Ob/Gyn requires a profound appreciation for the impact of social, cultural, and political factors on health. Caring for women, whose bodily autonomy is marginalized and frequently disputed, requires Ob/Gyns to be deeply rooted in their patients’ life experiences. As a future Ob/Gyn, I will have the privilege of caring for women of all ages and backgrounds during moments of joy and sorrow alike. I hope to honor the trust of my patients by bearing witness to their stories with curiosity, humility, and empathy.


From the moment I came across the UCSF residency prospectus, which quoted Paulo Freire and conveyed a profound commitment to caring for underserved women both domestically and internationally, I knew I wanted to interview at UCSF. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do so and left my interview day feeling grateful for my future colleagues whatever the outcome of the match. The residents and faculty are smart, passionate and thoughtful people from diverse backgrounds that share the goal of advancing women’s healthcare through scholarship, clinical care, and advocacy. I look forward to learning from both my colleagues and patients, and growing as both a physician and a person during my residency training.

What I do outside of residency?

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy cooking and baking with my partner for our friends, spending time with our cats, biking around the city, exploring new coffee shops and restaurants, and going on adventures outside.

Amanda Labora, MD
Amanda Labora, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 1

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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: Health equity, immigrant and refugee health, medical pedagogy, reproductive justice, and history of medicine.


Year Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2019 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA MD Medicine
2013 Brown University; Providence, RI BA History

Research & Professional Experience

2017 to present Co-Founder of EqualRx (Equal Treatment). EqualRx is a registered non-profit that produces short, curated medical education modules on racial justice-related topics in healthcare.
2019 Student organizer for Health Equity Week 2019 at Penn Medicine. Moderated a discussion with Dr. Dorothy Roberts following her talk on “Mistreating Health Inequities in the Genomic Age” and facilitated a screening and discussion of the film No más bebés.
2015-2019 Medical student representative to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Council at Penn Medicine.
2018-2019 Medical student coordinator of the Women’s Refugee Health Clinic at Penn Medicine.
2017-2018 NIH-NHLBI-funded Scholarly Pursuit: Beyond Lowering Cholesterol, Statin-Mediated Effects on the Immune Environment.
2017-2018 Medical student research: Surgical Outcomes in Obese and Non-Obese Women Receiving Postpartum Sterilization.

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2019 Helen O. Dickens Graduation Award; Perelman School of Medicine
2018 Gold Humanism Honor Society; Perelman School of Medicine
2018 NIH-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Short-term Training Grant; Perelman School of Medicine
2015-2019 21st Century Tuition Scholarship; Perelman School of Medicine
2014-2015 Garcia-Robles Fulbright Fellowship
2010-2011 David L. Boren Scholarship for Arabic Language Study; Brown University

Publications on PubMed

Deshpande NA, Labora A, Sammel MD, Schreiber CA, Sonalkar S. Relationship between body mass index and operative time in women receiving immediate postpartum tubal ligation. Contraception. 2019 Aug;100(2):106-110. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2019.05.003. Epub 2019 May 10. PMID 31082395

Pringle K, Mackey JM, Modi P, Janeway H, Romero T, Meynard F, Perez H, Herrera R, Bendana M, Labora A, Ruskis J, Foggle J, Partridge R, Levine AC. “A short trauma course for physicians in a resource-limited setting: Is low-cost simulation effective?” Injury. 2015 Sep;46(9):1796-800. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.05.021. Epub 2015 May 18. PMID:  26073743