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UCSF

ObGyn&RS

Residency Program

About Me

During college, I developed a passion for LGBTQI and reproductive health while advocating for local Appalachian LGBTQI youth. Sexual health education is limited back home, remarkably so for those of us that are non-adherent to “sexual norms.” After first year of medical school, I decided I wanted to do more work with LGBTQI populations, so I contacted a local gynecologist that cared for transgender adolescents. I immediately fell in love with the field of OBGYN, and started conducting research to investigate fertility desires in LGBTQI youth. Since then, my passion for reproductive health and OBGYN has grown exponentially.

It is my dream to be not only a skilled and compassionate OBGYN, but also a leader in LGBTQI and reproductive health. Through these roles, I hope to influence the health of my individual patients and advocate for reproductive justice on behalf of the populations most marginalized by society and the medical community. The UCSF OB/GYN department’s dedication to marginalized populations and reproductive justice in unparalleled. UCSF is hands down one of the best places I can make my dreams a reality!

Outside of residency, I try to spend as much time with my husband, family, and friends as possible. You’ll most likely find us cycling around the city, training for our next marathon, or traveling to new places. We are ready to eat our way through SF, and hope to get in a few weekend trips to wine country and Lake Tahoe.

Brett Stark, MD, MPH
Resident Physician - PGY 2

[email protected]

If you are a patient, please do not contact a physician by email without his/her prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

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

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current 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

Presentations

Kylie G. Fowler, John F. Strang, David Call, Colleen Morgan, Abigail Brandt, Christina Buchanan, Brett A. Stark, Veronica Gomez-Lobo. “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. (Poster)

Pakeeza Alam, Linda Scheider, Brett Clark, Lee Richter. “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)

Brett Clark, Linda Scheider, Pakeeza Alam, Lee Richter. “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)

Brett A. Clark, Jarin Jason, Veronica Gomez-Lobo. “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. (Poster)

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

Brett A. Clark, Anna K. Snyder, Rita V.M. Rio. “The impact of symbiont chorismate and phenylalanine biosynthesis on tsetse (Diptera: Glossinidae) biology.” Honors Research Symposium; May 2013; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

Anna K. Snyder, Amy F. Savage, Brett A. Clark and Rita V.M. Rio. “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)

Publications

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

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

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

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

Brett A. Clark "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