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About Me

Hello there! I am originally from New York City and moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 8 years old. I live with my dog and husband, Jacob in San Francisco. I LOVE French fries. They are my all-time favorite food.

I chose medicine as my career path, and OBGYN specifically, because I grew up with a mother who really impressed on me the power of having a supportive OBGYN. I always knew I wanted to be someone who used science to make the lives of others better, and that I wanted to advocate for and be a part of the improvement of health outcomes for Black birthing people. That passion brought me to UCSF for medical school and kept me here for residency!

I strongly believe that supporting my patients’ choices around if, when, and how to become pregnant is the best thing I can do to create a more equitable society. I also believe that centering the needs of birthing people who have historically been marginalized is the best way to improve the health outcomes of all people. I look forward to working with you towards your healthcare goals!

Shakkaura Kemet, MD, MPH
Resident Physician - PGY 1

[email protected]

If you are a patient, please do not contact a physician by email without their prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

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: Reproductive justice, family planning, antiracist OBGYN education, health equity in prenatal care

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2021 University of California San Francisco MD Medicine
2017 Yale University MPH Social Determinants of Health
2015 Harvard University AB Stem cell biology

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2017-2021 Black Women’s Health Initiative (UCSF)
2016-2017 Yale School of Medicine Family Planning Division Research Assistant
2012-2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute research assistant

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2021 Golden-Headed Cane Society Induction
2021 Darrel L Edwards Scholarship Recipient
2018 Student National Medical Association President
2017 Yale School of Public Health Thesis Presentation Award

Poster Presentations

Kemet S. Aspirin utilization among pregnancies meeting US Preventative Services Task Force Criteria. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference (Virtual), 2021

Kemet S. Race and ethnicity may not be associated with risk of unintended pregnancy. Yale School of Medicine, 2021

Oral Presentations

Kemet S. Bigger than Tuskegee: A Critical Review of the Role of Patient Provider Racial Concordance in Obstetrics to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes. University of San Francisco, California, 2021.

Kemet S. Institutionalizing the Lessons of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Training in the Family Birth Center and Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics. 2021

Publications

Kemet S, Yang Y, Nseyo O, Bell F, Yinpa-ala Gordon A, Mays M, Fowler M, Jackson A. “When I think of mental healthcare, I think of no care.” Mental Health Services as a Vital Component of Prenatal Care for Black Women. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Sep 14;1-10. doi: 10.1007/s10995-021-03226-z. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34519952

Robledo-Gil T, Kemet S, Pensak M, Cutler A, McNamara B, Kennedy HP, Lundsberg L, Gariepy A. "Un abrazo a la distancia": An Exploration of Spanish-Speaking Women's Experiences with Pregnancy and Social Isolation in an Urban U.S. Setting. Hisp Health Care Int. 2021 Sep 14:15404153211041013. doi: 10.1177/15404153211041013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34520260.

Kemet S. I Can’t Breathe during Interviews — The Incomplete Penetrance of Antiracism. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021;0(0):e72.

Kemet S. Insight Medicine Lacks - The Continuing Relevance of Henrietta Lacks. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(9):800-801. PMID: 31461594

Kemet S, Lisbet S, Lundsberg LS, Gariepy AM. Race and ethnicity may not be associated with risk of unintended pregnancy. Contraception. PMID:29288654

Kemet S. Institutionalizing the Lessons of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Training in the ZSFGH OB/GYN Department. UCSF Summer Explore Research Symposium, 2018

Kemet S. A Farewell to a Future Physician. The Mosaic. San Francisco Marin Medicine. 2019. Pg. 22

UCSF Synapse Magazine 

In-Training Medical Magazine

Advocacy

Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative