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About Me

Growing up in rural Appalachia in Western Maryland, I witnessed health disparities that affected my own community and family. I was drawn to a career in which I could help bridge the gap for vulnerable populations, long before I realized I wanted to become a physician. Throughout my years of collegiate athletics, I was empowered by strong female role models, and then had the privilege of mentoring many young women who were finding their voices. These keys in my upbringing generated my passion for women’s health. This was solidified during my third year OB/GYN clerkship; I was encouraged by the chance to form intimate relationships with patients in their most vulnerable moments. I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to combine surgery, primary care, and meaningful patient interactions as an OB/GYN.

It was my dream to match at a residency program with a commitment to equity of care for a diverse patient population and a focus on patient advocacy that matched my passions and challenged me to grow daily. UCSF physicians live this mission, combining innovation in research and education with a fierce commitment to advocate for patients and serve the underserved. I am honored to join the competent, empathetic, and compassionate community at UCSF.

Outside of residency I love to travel, whether it be state-side adventures or exploring internationally. Born and raised on the East coast, I’m looking forward to all the Bay Area has to offer, especially the restaurants, hiking, ocean views, and the music scene! At home you can always catch me Face-timing with my family and friends, or trying out new recipes.

Leah Wormack, MD, MS
Leah Wormack, MD, MS
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: Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities, Global Health, Patient education, Public Health infrastructure, Medical Education

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2020 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville MD Medicine
2016 Robert Morris University MS Organizational Leadership
2015 University of North Carolina Asheville BA Chemistry

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2019 Prisma Health Upstate, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol in Gynecologic Oncology patients
2018 Prisma Health Upstate, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) using water birth
2018 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Department of Neuroscience. Stroke and Healthy Lifestyle Initiative in Middle Schools in the Stroke Belt
2018 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Department of Neuroscience. Clinical Risk Factors of Acute Ischemic Stroke and impact on receiving TPA
2017 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Department of Neuroscience. Early Clinical Experience in a Year One Medical Neuroscience Course
2014 University of North Carolina Asheville, Department of Chemistry. Degradation mechanisms of atmospheric pollutants, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2019 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2019 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2018 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Travel Grant
2016-2020 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Pedestal Scholarship
2015-2016 Robert Morris University Women's Basketball Student Athlete, 2015-2016
2015 University of North Carolina Asheville Graduated Cum Laude
2011-2015 University of North Carolina Asheville Women's Basketball Student-Athlete, captain

Poster Presentations

McGraw M, Ewing J, Cochrane C, Brechtel L, Wormack L, Puls L, Elder J. (May, 2019). Enhanced Recovery in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Poster presented at: Easley Symposium; Easley, SC, USA.

Wormack L, Blum B, Holtel M, Penwell A, Walke, B, Lari S, Nathaniel T. (November, 2018). Association Between Gender and Thrombolysis Therapy in Stroke Patients with Incidence of Dyslipidemia Poster presented at: Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA, USA.

Wormack L, Brechtel L, Frazier A, Ubah C, Blum B, Dick B, Nathaniel T. (April, 2018). Immediate and delayed retention of stroke and healthy lifestyle education among middle school students Poster presented at: Health Sciences Center Research Showcase; Greenville, SC, USA.

Wormack L, Brechtel L, Frazier A, Ubah C, Nathanie, T. (October, 2018). A Novel School-Based Stroke Educational Intervention to Stimulate, Retain, and Improve Stroke Awareness in 11 to 14 Year School Children Poster presented at: 11th World Stroke Congress; Montreal, QC, CAN.

Wormack LN, McGreal M, McClintock CE, Heard G., Setser DW, Holme, BE. (March, 2014). Characterization of the 1,1-HF Elimination Reaction from the Competition between the 1,1-HF and 1,2-DF Unimolecular Elimination Reactions of CD3CD2CHF2 Poster presented at: American Chemical Society National Meeting; Dallas, TX, USA.

Publications

Wormack L, Brechtel L, Ubah C, Frazier A, Jackson C, Nathaniel T. A student-centered intervention program to educate and retain knowledge in stroke education and healthy habits. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Apr 24;14:100878. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100878. eCollection 2019 Jun. PMID: 31065539

Brechtel L, Wormack L, Frazier A, Ubah C, Dick B, Nathaniel T. Middle School Students: Active Learning Activities for Stroke Education and Healthy Lifestyles. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2019, Jul; 28(7): 1955-1964. DOI 10.1007/s10826-019-01422-8

Blum B, Wormack L, Holtel M, Penwell A, Lari S, Walker B, Nathaniel TI. Gender and thrombolysis therapy in stroke patients with incidence of dyslipidemia. BMC Womens Health. 2019 Jan 16;19(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s12905-018-0698-6. PMID: 30651099.

Blum B, Penwell A, Wormack L, Walker B, Lari S, Nathaniel TI. Gender and thrombolysis therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients with incidence of obesity. Neurol Sci. 2019 Sep;40(9):1829-1839. doi: 10.1007/s10072-019-03902-7. Epub 2019 May 2. PMID: 31049791.

Nathaniel TI, Ubah C, Wormack L, Gainey J. The telestroke and thrombolysis therapy in diabetic stroke patients. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2019 May 9;11:36. doi: 10.1186/s13098-019-0421-2. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31086570

Brechtel L, Wormack L, Ubah C, Gainey J, Nathaniel N. Early Clinical Experience in a Year One Medical Neuroscience Course Enhances Students’ Performance. Medical Science Educator. 2018, Jun; 28(2): 315-326.

Wormack LN, McGreal ME, McClintock CE, Heard GL, Setser DW, Holmes BE. Characterization of the 1,1-HF Elimination Reaction from the Competition between the 1,1-HF and 1,2-DF Unimolecular Elimination Reactions of CD3CD2CHF2. J Phys Chem A. 2015 Apr 30;119(17):3887-96. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b01129. Epub 2015 Apr 20. PMID: 25850812.