Sara Newmann, MD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Newmann's research focuses on cervical preparation for surgical abortion and on the integration of family planning into HIV care and treatment in Western Kenya. She is a recent recipient of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research HIV/AIDS Pilot Research award and the Hellman Family Award for Early Career Faculty. These awards will enable Sara to further her research in the area of gender relations, HIV and family planning in western Kenya.


Areas of interest:

  • Health disparities in reproductive health care
  • Family planning and HIV
  • Same-day second-trimester surgical abortion


Education and training:

  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Family Planning
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Masters in Public Health
  • Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training
  • Brown University, Medical Training
  • Wesleyan University, Undergraduate Training