Sarah McNeil, MD

Associate Director, Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare (TEACH)

Dr. McNeil serves as Core Faculty at the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, where she leads the reproductive health curriculum. Dr. McNeil co-founded TEACH's advanced training and leadership program and subsequently was chosen as the inaugural TEACH Leadership Fellow, through which she completed the Leadership Training Academy with Physicians for Reproductive Health. She is currently completing UCSF's Faculty Development Fellowship.

Dr. McNeil continues to be active in reproductive health advocacy work, serving as the Contra Costa-Alameda delegate to the CAFP and as a California delegate to the National Conference of Constituency Leaders for the AAFP. Each year, she co-authors resolutions that TEACH brings to the state and national levels. She has lobbied in Sacramento and on Capitol Hill, and contributed to the public discourse on abortion through numerous editorials.

Dr. McNeil aims to improve access to comprehensive healthcare by providing and helping other primary care providers to integrate abortion services into their own practices. To this effect, she trains residents at Planned Parenthood and contributes to the online TEACH curriculum, including regular revisions of the TEACH-ANSIRH Workbook. She has lectured and led procedural simulations throughout the Bay Area, nationally and in Australia. With the passage of AB 154 in 2013, which allows advance practice clinicians to provide first trimester abortions, Dr. McNeil is keen to collaborate with ANSIRH, the UCSF School of Nursing, and recently trained colleagues throughout California.

Areas of interest:

  • Abortion training for family medicine residency
  • Integration of abortion services into primary care
  • Professional advocacy



  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency
  • Dartmouth Medical School, Medical Doctorate
  • Hamilton College, Bachelor's Degree