Sarah Averbach, MD

Fellow in Family Planning

Dr. Averbach is currently earning her MS degree in Clinical Research from the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Prior to medical school, Dr. Averbach worked in Nepal after obtaining a public service grant from the Donald A. Strauss foundation. As a medical student, she was a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she initiated a study examining cervical HPV infection as a risk factor for HIV acquisition among women.


Areas of interest:

  • Contraception for women living with HIV and women at high risk for HIV
  • Postpartum contraception


Honors and awards:

  • Harvard Medical School award for Humanitarianism in Medicine, 2013
  • Harvard Medical School award for Chief Resident as a Teacher, 2013



  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Residency Training in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Medical Doctorate
  • University of California, San Diego, Bachelors