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About Me

I was born and spent the first few years of life in Hanford, California of the San Joaquin Valley. My family relocated to Chula Vista, California, part of San Diego County, where I grew up and spent the majority of my life. In college I made the decision to pursue a career in service through the practice of medicine instead of continuing on as a collegiate athlete. As part of this journey, I moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where I completed my medical school education.

Through a time of personal growth and self-reflection I made the decision to fulfill a purpose in service to others as a physician in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It was not until the third year of medical school that I found that the practice of OB/GYN was the perfect fit for what I learned to appreciate in a practice of medicine. I was drawn to the opportunity of OB/GYN practice to include medicine, surgery, primary care, community advocacy, and caring for those foundational to our communities.

I am honored for the opportunity to train as a physician resident in OB/GYN at UCSF. Through the training of the program and guidance of its leaders, I believe that I will become skilled in clinical practice and community advocacy.

I am excited to return to my home state of California and continue my journey living in the Bay Area where my mother is from. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, trips to the beach, and staying active.

Andrew Grimes, MD
Andrew Grimes, MD, MA
Resident Physician - PGY 3

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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: Sexual and reproductive justice, social determinants of health, prison healthcare, medical education



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2020 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Philadelphia, PA MD Medicine
2020 Temple University; Philadelphia, PA MA Urban Bioethics
2013 University of San Diego; San Diego, CA BA Ethnic Studies

Research & Professional Experience

2020 MA Urban Bioethics Capstone – Ethical and Clinical Issues of Incarcerated Women and their Children: A literature review examining legal cases related to incarcerated pregnant women, pregnancy healthcare in prisons, mass incarceration, criminalization of substance abuse in pregnancy, shackling, and prison nurseries.
2018- 2020 Student Committee Member, Lewis Katz School of Medicine Admissions Committee
2019 Panel Participant, Racial Health Disparities and Health Equity, University of San Diego Department of Ethnic Studies
2017 Summer Intern, Temple University Hospital Emergency Department
2015-2016 Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Julian Charter School San Diego Academy of Performing Arts (SDAPA)
2014 Community Engagement Associate, Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2020 The Leslie Squires Compassion in Medicine Award
2020 The Center for Urban Bioethics - Urban Bioethics Scholar Award
2020 Gold Humanism Honor Society; Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
2013 Christopher R. Wilson Ethnic Studies Community Scholar Award