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UCSF

ObGyn&RS

Residency Program

About Me

I grew up in Austin, Texas. I was named ‘Iman’ as a compromise between my parents and their respective cultures. My father, an Algerian, chose the name for its meaning in Arabic: faith. My mother, an American and rock ‘n’ roll enthusiast, agreed because David Bowie had just married the supermodel of the same name.

I was drawn to a career in OB/GYN because it uniquely offers the ability to develop longitudinal relationships with patients, caring for them as their obstetrician, primary care physician, and surgeon over time. Furthermore, the clinical issues that OB/GYNs confront in their practice are fodder for some of the most important conversations we have in social medicine; for example, maternal mortality rates, reproductive rights, and access to gender affirming health services. I chose the OB/GYN residency program at the University of California in San Francisco because of its genuine and unwavering commitment to creating excellent physicians who are leaders in social justice.

After five years in Boston, I’m incredibly excited to explore the Bay Area and to return to a warmer climate!

Iman Berrahou, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 2

[email protected]

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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 disparities, LGBTQ Health, Medical Education, Gynecologic Surgery

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2018 Harvard Medical School MD Medicine
2013 The University of Texas at Austin BA, BS Plan 2 Honors, Microbiology

 

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2016-2018 Researcher/Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Boston Chapter. Improving the Cervical Cancer Screening Experience for LGBTQ People: A Community-Based Film Project
2016-2018 Researcher, Fenway Health. Referral Practices for Positive Intimate Partner Violence Screenings in the Transgender Patient Population
2016-2017 Researcher, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Modes of Delivery of Vertex/Non-Vertex Twins: A Study of Neonatal Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness
2016-2017 Senior Director/Medical Education Committee Co-Leader, Crimson Care Collaborative Student-Faculty Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2016 Researcher, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Urogynecology. Tensioning of Retropubic Suburethral Slings with Babcock versus Kelly Clamp
2014-2015 Co-President, LGBTQ and Allies of HMS/HSDM (LAHMS), Harvard Medical School
2014-2015 Researcher, Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Isolated Collateral Ligament Knee Injuries in Children: A Retrospective Review of the Pediatric Experience
2012-2013 Plan 2 Honors Senior Thesis, UT Austin. El Ghorba: Songs of Exile in Algerian and French Society
2010 Summer Medical Intern, L’Hopital Generale d’Oran, Oran, Algeria.

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2017 Robert Ebert Prize for Best Poster in Health Care Delivery Research or Service, Harvard Medical School Soma Weiss Research Day
2016-2017 Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Boston Chapter of The Albert F. Schweitzer Fellowship
2013 Graduated magna cum laude in Microbiology, magna cum laude and special honors in Plan 2 Honors Program, The University of Texas at Austin
2011 Alpha of Texas Phi Beta Kappa Inductee, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Poster Presentations:

Berrahou I and Potter J. Seizing Missed Opportunities: A Model of Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Adolescents. Presented at the LGBT Health Workforce Conference, New York, NY; April 2017.

Berrahou I and Potter J. Improving the Cervical Cancer Screening Experience for LGBTQ patients: A Community-Based Film Project. Presented at the Harvard Soma Weiss Conference and Research Day, Boston, MA; March 2017.

Chang O, Hota L, VonBargen E, Berrahou I, Le A, Neo D, Hacker M, Lefevre R, Rosenblatt P. Tensioning of retropubic suburethral slings with Babcock versus Kelly clamp. Presented at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), annual national meeting, San Antonio, TX; March 2017.

Berrahou I and Potter J. Seizing Missed Opportunities: A Model of Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Adolescents. Presented at the Rhode Island Trans Health Conference, Providence, RI; March 2017.

Kramer D, Berrahou I, Miller P, Heyworth B, Yen Y. Management of Isolated Collateral Knee Ligament Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes. Presented at the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM), annual national meeting, Dallas, TX; January 2017.

Berrahou I and Kramer, D. Isolated Collateral Ligament Knee Injuries in Children: A Retrospective Review of the Pediatric Experience. Presented at the Harvard Soma Weiss Conference and Research Day, Boston, MA; March 2015.

Oral Presentations/Workshops:

Berrahou I, Royce C, Bergquist S, Seriff-Cullick A, Potter J. A Film-Based Curriculm to Improve the Cervical Cancer Screening Experience for LGBTQ Patients. Presented at the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD; February 2018.

Berrahou I and Potter J. Strategies to Improve the Cervical Cancer Screening Experience for LGBTQ Patients: A Film-Based Curriculum. Presented at the 35th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health, Philadelphia, PA; September 2017.

Publications

Chang OH, Hacker MR, Rosenblatt PL, Neo D, Von Bargen E, Berrahou I, Le A, Lefevre R, Hota LS. Comparing postoperative voiding dysfunction after mid-urethral sling using either a Babcock or Kelly clamp tensioning technique. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 Feb;30(2):301-305. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3638-y. Epub 2018 Mar 29. PMID: 29600405.

Kramer DE, Miller PE, Berrahou IK, Yen YM, Heyworth BE. Collateral Ligament Knee Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Dec 8. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001112. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29227374.