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Like Frank Sinatra, I was born and bred in New Jersey! My mother was fourteen years old when she had me, and from a very young age she instilled in me the importance of obtaining an education to overcome all of the social economical hardships that we faced on a daily basis.

I moved to NYC for medical school because I recalled Frank Sinatra once singing, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere”. During my medical school training, I gravitated toward Obstetrics & Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) as I had a sincere desire to help women like my mother who spent their lives grappling with women’s rights as they relate to education and reproductive health. I could relate to a single mother in clinic who has a few children, who works full time, and goes to school full time. I enjoyed sharing with them my own mother’s story. Specifically describing how she is now attending college to become a surgical technician so that we can one-day work together.

I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to train with all of the talented physicians that UCSF employs. It was a childhood dream to live in California, and now that dream having finally been realized, I wake up every morning with a big smile on my face. I feel that I am truly “living the dream”, and so fortunate to have the privilege to provide medical care to my patients.

Peter Movilla, MD
Peter Movilla, MD
Graduated - Class of 2018
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship - Newton-Wellesley, Newton, MA
Research/Clinical Interests: High Risk Obstetrics, Robotic Gynecological Surgery, Reproductive Health/Teenage Pregnancy, & Women's Educational Advancement



Institution Degree Field of Study
2018 University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2014 Weill Cornell Medical College MD Medicine
2009 Stevens Institute of Technology BE Biomedical Engineering

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2014 The Gustav Seeligmann Prize for Efficiency in Obstetrics
2011 The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program Elected (HPREP) Lead Coordinator


Poor Understanding of Female Reproductive Tract Anatomy, Physiology and its Effect on Perception- A Survey. Poster presented at: International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)/ American Society for Reproductive Medicine - Conjoint Annual Meeting; Boston, MA. (2013). Co-authors: Lekovic, J, Varrey, A., Pangasa, M., Prasad, L., Taubel, D