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UCSF

ObGyn&RS

Residency Program

ABOUT ME

I am excited about my training in obstetrics and gynecology because I am passionate about addressing disparities in women’s health. During my OB/GYN clerkship, I developed an appreciation for the longitudinal care provided to patients in a clinic setting juxtaposed with the acute management of emergent reproductive health issues in the operating room. I really appreciated the therapeutic relationships providers would form with their patients as they experienced some of life’s most exciting and challenging moments. As an OB/GYN physician, I have the privilege of serving as an advocate for women’s health and empowerment on a day to day basis. Furthermore, my prior training as a genetic counselor shaped my interest in the management of women at increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Personalized medicine has the capability to transform healthcare delivery through earlier diagnosis, targeted prevention strategies and individually tailored treatment of disease. I am committed to and excited about being involved in the practice of personalized medicine to address racial and ethnic disparities in breast and ovarian cancer outcomes in a primary care setting.

Training at UCSF has been my dream from the moment I knew I wanted to become an OB/GYN physician. This program’s commitment to diversity, reproductive justice and care for underserved populations aligns with my personal values and professional goals. I am confident that I will be able to deepen my clinical and research interests at UCSF alongside other compassionate and accomplished individuals.

I look forward to being back in the Bay area and reconnecting with friends from college. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy outdoor running, exploring new restaurants, and going to museums and the beach.

Tamandra Morgan, MD
Tamandra Morgan, MD, ScM
Resident Physician - PGY 1

[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: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Outcomes, Genetics and Personalized Medicine, Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2019 The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago; Chicago, IL MD Medicine
2012 The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Baltimore, MD ScM Genetic Counseling
2009 Stanford University; Stanford, CA BA Human Biology

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2014-2015 Genetic Counselor at GeneDx Diagnostic Lab
2012-2014 Genetic Counselor at The Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center
2012 Graduate Thesis: Comprehension and Family Communication of Hereditary Cancer Risk Among African Americans
2009 Summer Intern, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2008 Summer Fellow, Minority Health International Research Training Program, Ministry of Health in Montego Bay, Jamaica
2007 Summer Intramural Research Training Assistant at the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute
2006 Summer Student Intern at City of Hope Clinical Cancer Genetics Department

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2018 ACOG District VI John Gibbons Medical Student Award
2017 American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellow
2017 Kaiser Permanente Oliver Goldsmith, MD Scholarship Recipient
2016 Association of Black Women Physicians Scholarship Recipient
2016 National Medical Fellowship Community Service Scholarship Recipient

Oral Presentations

“Next Steps for Newly Diagnosed Patients with Rare Disorders.” Plenary presentation. National Institutes of Health Rare Disease Day. 02/2014

Comprehension and Family Communication of Hereditary Cancer Risk Among African Americans. Oral presentation. National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference. 11/2012

Poster Presentations

Morgan et al. (2016) Helping educate about risk by improving access and awareness of genetic testing. Honolulu, HI. Poster presentation. American Medical Association Research Symposium. 11/2017

Morgan et al. (2016) Helping educate about risk by improving access and awareness of genetic testing. Chicago, IL. Poster presentation. American College of Physician Residents' and Medical Students' Day Competition. 11/2016

Morgan et al. (2012) Comprehension and Family Communication of Hereditary Cancer Risk Among African Americans. Chicago, IL. Poster presentation. New Frontiers in Management of Inherited Cancer Syndromes. 04/2016

Using the Internet to Seek Information About Genetic and Rare Diseases: A Case Study Comparing Data From 2006 and 2011. Poster presentation. DIA-NORD U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products. 11/2013

Comprehension and Family Communication of Hereditary Cancer Risk Among African Americans. Poster presentation. Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine. 05/2013

Publications on PubMed

Morgan T, Schmidt J, Haakonsen C, Lewis J, Della Rocca M, Morrison S, Biesecker B, Kaphingst KA. Using the Internet to Seek Information About Genetic and Rare Diseases: A Case Study Comparing Data From 2006 and 2011. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014 Feb 24;3(1):e10. doi: 10.2196/resprot.2916. PMID: 24565858