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Residency Program


Why Obgyn?

As I journeyed through the process of choosing a specialty, I always knew that I wanted to practice in a field that was an extension of my passion. With that said, I recognized obstetrics and gynecology as one that solicited not only my time and effort, but also my heart, my desire to inculcate meaningful change, and my determination to see women thrive!

During my OBGYN clerkship in medical school, I was engrossed in the wonderment of gynecologic pathophysiology and surgery, the calm of ambulatory clinic, and the adrenaline rush of labor and delivery. The variety of the field satisfies many of my clinical interests and motivates me to be a lifelong student of medicine. Furthermore, negotiating the diversity in thought, lifestyle, and preference within a sexually homogenous patient population only adds to the excitement of a specialty that offers an array of clinical experiences and skillsets.

My work in this field inspires me to give my best to the women and families I serve, while constantly striving to be the best woman, advocate, and physician I can possibly be. For me, obstetrics and gynecology fosters a transformative exchange of personal and professional inspiration that I could never do without! It is truly an honor to do the work of an obstetrician-gynecologist.


The missions of both my undergraduate institution and medical school, respectively, put very explicit emphasis on serving under and un-served populations. As a result, I have developed a mind and heart that is undoubtedly drawn to these people. During my interview at UCSF, I recognized a familiar emphasis and culture of service that included this beloved population. This is just one of many aspects that won me over!

In addition to the diverse and inclusive patient population, UCSF has an awesome group of passionate residents and attending physicians, unique clinical opportunities both stateside and abroad, and a premier location in my home state of California! I cannot imagine a better place to train and I am incredibly grateful to belong to this wonderful program!

Diamond Goodwin, MD, MHS
Diamond Goodwin, MD, MHS
Resident Physician - PGY 3

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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:  Reproductive justice, minimally invasive surgery, culturally-conscious contraceptive counseling, underserved and vulnerable populations.



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2017 Meharry Medical College,Nashville, TN MD Medicine
2013 Meharry Medical College, School of Graduate Studies,Nashville, TN MHS Biomedical Science
2010 Spelman College,Atlanta, GA BA Sociology

Research & Professional Experience

2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College- Health Policy Scholar
2014 Jules Stein Eye Institute, Retinopathy of Prematurity
2014 Teaching Assistant, Department of Anatomy and Physiology
2011 University of California, Davis Pre-Medical Surgical internship, Mentorship, and Research Program
2010 Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Spelman College: Senior Thesis: Scripts and Stereotypes: The Performance and Construction of Black Masculinity in College-Aged Males


Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2016 Henry & Helen Beckett Scholarship - Sarah M. Ferguson Endowed Scholarship
2014 The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Scholarship


Meharry Medical College, 59th Annual Student Research Day: Incidence of Treatment-Requiring Retinopathy of Prematurity in Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic Infants


Goodwin, DM.Capsular Block Syndrome Following Combined Cataract and Vitrectomy Surgery in a Patient With Intraocular Gas. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imagine Retina, Vol 46(9), p. 980-982. Doi: 10.3928/23258160-20151008-14.