Teresa DePiñeres, MD, MPH, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Dr. DePiñeres is a Senior Technical Consultant for Oriéntame and ESAR Foundations, non-profit organizations based in Colombia, South America, with more than 30 years of experience in incomplete abortion and unintended pregnancy management. In her position Dr. DePiñeres is helping expand newly legal abortion services provision and training throughout Colombia and Latin America, including second trimester dilation & evacuation services and evidence-based abortion and family planning care.

Teresa has studied abortion and post-abortion issues in Central and South America, postpartum contraception, early surgical abortion, female-controlled methods of STI/HIV prevention, unintended pregnancy in Zimbabwean adolescents and contraception in HIV-positive women in Africa.


Areas of interest:

  • Latin America
  • Legal abortion
  • Abortion access
  • Medical education
  • International family planning
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Program development
  • Second trimester abortion



  • University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Doctorate
  • Johns Hopkins University, Fellowship in Family Planning and Abortion, Master's in Public Health