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Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, I was lucky enough to grow up in one of the most culturally diverse and international cities in the United States. The impact of this vibrant setting, combined with my early curiosity about human nature, function and interaction led me to pursue my undergraduate studies in Washington, D.C, focusing on international affairs and global public health, with an interest in reproductive and maternal and child health.

Knowing that I wanted to have the tools and perspective to tackle global women’s health issues holistically, I returned to Atlanta, where I earned my M.D. at Morehouse School of Medicine. The school’s emphasis on community health, racial health disparities, and health equity was uniquely well aligned with my values, and allowed me the opportunity to learn from and with inspiring mentors. My love of OB/GYN was something of a foregone conclusion given my background, but when I was finally exposed to the field during medical school, I felt joy in my work in a way that I have never experienced before. OB/GYN gives us as providers the gift of a vocation that encompasses primary care and surgery, acute care and care across a lifetime. As an OB/GYN with UCSF, I look forward to the opportunity to tackle health access issues head-on, and to advocate for my patients, their families, and their rights. I’m truly lucky to be doing this work, and doing it with the incredible community at UCSF.

Outside of professional interests, my favorite way to spend time is traveling with my partner, Bill. When time allows it, we aim for the farthest flung places available – our most recent trip took us to Vanuatu, and some of our other favorite times have been spent in Zanzibar, Bali, and Kerala, India. When time is shorter, we enjoy tending to our plant children at home, cooking (and eating – ideally Mexican inspired eats), reading, hiking, playing soccer (him) and heckling soccer players (me). I’m so excited to be starting this new chapter in San Francisco with Bill and my fantastic class of co-residents and colleagues at University of California, San Francisco!

Marley Rashad, MD
Marley Rashad, MD
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 health disparities, particularly racial disparities; family planning; social determinants of health and public health in clinical practice; health policy and advocacy



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2019 Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta MD Medicine
2014 The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. BS Public Health and International Affairs

Research & Professional Experience

2018-2019 Researcher, Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA) EFFECT OF DIABETES ON OVARIAN CANCER: DATA ANALYSIS AND MODELING STUDY by De’smond Henry, MD., Claire Belay, Veena Roa, PhD., Guihong Fan, PhD., Monica Frazier, PhD., Marley Rashad
2014-2015 Democracy Program Assistant, The Carter Center (Atlanta, GA)
2014 Senior Thesis in Public Health: “Fort Dauphin Family Clinic: A project proposal to decrease maternal and child mortality in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar by targeting infrastructural deficiencies and gaps in the continuum of care”
2013 Student Ambassador, School for International Training (Washington, D.C.)
2013 Independent Researcher, “A Comparative Study of Health, Health Perceptions and the Agricultural Cycle in Sahasoa and Ivontaka, Mananara-Nord, Madagascar.”
2012 Research Assistant, Professor Richard Skolnik (Washington, D.C.)
2012 Author, Policy Brief: “Maternal Health in Sierra Leone” Global Health 101 Companion Website.  Rashad, M. (2012). Maternal Health in Sierra Leone. Model Policy Brief

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2018 Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority Scholar’s Award
2016 Presidential Scholar, Morehouse School of Medicine
2014 Academic Excellence and Community Service Award, The George Washington University
2010-2014 National Merit Scholar

Oral Presentations

Abortion: State of the Art in Care and Advocacy. Deleveaux, Anquilla; Rashad, Marley. (May, 2018). Abortion: State of the Art in Care and Advocacy Oral Presentation presented at: Morehouse School of Medicine - Fundamentals of Medicine 3 Course; Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poster Presentations

Henry, D, Washington C, Rashad M, Mubasher M, Fan G, Rao V, Matthews R, Frazier M - Glycemic microenvironment and ovarian cancer risk in underserved minority populations - Grady Memorial Hospital Resident Research Day