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About Me

Why OB/GYN?

I was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California: a vast agricultural hub known as the bread basket of the world. Less well-known is the region’s deep societal and health-related disparities. Given my experiences, it is no surprise that I fell in love with Obstetrics and Gynecology, with its unique combination of physiology, advocacy, and procedural skills to provide care to women. Reproductive justice to me means giving women the ability to thrive in their community by providing excellent healthcare and empowerment to make the best reproductive health choices.

Why UCSF?

The mission and the values of this program are the components that, for me, represent the qualities of an excellent health care provider. UCSF is the best program to continue my journey of becoming a compassionate physician, a teacher, a team member and a leader. I am excited for the opportunity to learn from such passionate and committed physician leaders.

What I do outside of residency?

Outside of residency, I enjoy dancing Mexican folkloric ballet; it is an avenue to share a story through its colors, music and dance. I enjoy taking bike rides and hiking to appreciate the outdoors. To break a sweat, I love dancing cumbias!

YolandaTinajero, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 4

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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:  Reducing health disparities in medically underserved areas and minority groups, Reproductive rights, Medical education

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2018 University of California, Davis MD Medicine
2010 University of California, Los Angeles BS Biology

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2016-2018 Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes of Patients with Acute Methamphetamine Intoxication on Labor and Delivery
2014-2016 Addressing the San Joaquin Valley Health Care Need: Identifying Motivators That Keep UCSF-Fresno Trained Physicians in the San Joaquin Valley
2014-2016 Research, Education, and Community Health in the San Joaquin Valley (REACH SJV): Improving Medical Education and Healthcare Delivery
2007-2008 Prevalence of favorable MGMT and PTEN biomarker status in 66 glioblastomas

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2021 District 2 Woman of the Year
2018 California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition by Honorable Joaquin Arambula
2018 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Jim Costa, Member of Congress
2015 University of California Diversity Pipeline Initiative, San Francisco, CA
2010 Chancellor’s Service Award, University of California, Los Angeles
2006 Gates Millennium Scholar
2006 J. G. Boswell Scholar

Poster Presentations

Tinajero Y, Sobhani N, Schultz, Khejwa, Killion, Parikh, Harris, Gonzalez, Agarwal. Rates and Predictors of Breastfeeding in the Maternal Cardiac Disease Population. 6th International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy. Porto, Portugal. February 11-14, 2021.

Pham T, Tinajero Y, Mo L, Kremer M. (March, 2018). Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes of Patients with Acute Methamphetamine Intoxication on Labor and Delivery. Society for Reproductive Investigation 65th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Tinajero Y, Gasga A, Lim A, Gong CL, Sanchez L, Jaramillo E, Mendoza A, Duong J, Banh K. Addressing the San Joaquin Valley Health Care Need: Identifying Motivators That Keep UCSF-Fresno Trained Physicians in the San Joaquin Valley. 

  • (April, 2017) AAMC Group of Regional Medical Campuses Spring Meeting
  • (February, 2016) UCSF – Fresno Education Symposium
  • (March, 2016) UC Davis School of Medicine Poster Day

Gong CL, Mendoza A, Jaramillo E, Sanchez L, Lim A, Gasga A, Tinajero Y, Fancher T, Banh K, Meyers F. Research, Education, and Community Health in the San Joaquin Valley (REACH SJV): Improving Medical Education and Healthcare Delivery. 

  • (January, 2017) University of California Programs in Medical Education (PRIME) Statewide Conference
  • (April, 2017) AAMC Group of Regional Medical Campuses, National Spring Meeting
  • (February, 2017) UCSF Fresno Education Symposium
  • (March, 2016) UC Davis School of Medicine Poster Day
  • (March, 2016) UC Davis Healthcare Quality Forum

Oral Presentations

Tinajero Y, Gasga A, Lim A, Gong C, Mendoza A, Jaramillo E, Sanchez L. (October, 2015). Make PRIME Yours! Lecture presented at the UC PRIME Statewide Conference, UCSF. 

Publications

Pham T, TINAJERO Y, Mo L, Schmidt L, Wakeman B, Kremer M. Obstetrical and perinatal outcomes of patients with methamphetamine-positive drug screen on labor and delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2020 Nov;2(4):100195. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2020.100195. Epub 2020 Aug 3. PMID: 33345915