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Naveena Bobba, MD: SFMS September 2016 Member of the Month

Naveena Bobba, MD, MPH is the Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Dr. Bobba leads a team that coordinates public health and medical disaster planning for the department of public health and the city of San Francisco. This includes plans that encompass over 7000 employees affiliated with SFDPH.

Kristin Hudacek, MD: SFMS March 2016 Member of the Month

Dr. Kristin Hudacek has roots in the East Coast, but is now a full-fledged San Francisco Giants fan. She majored in Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, and then received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her dermatology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, where she served as chief resident in her final year.

Rachel Ekaireb: Second-Year UCSF Medical Student

Rachel Ekaireb was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Pomona College in 2012 with a BA in Neuroscience, where she was a Varsity swim team captain and a TA for introductory genetics classes. She then worked for two years in a cancer biology lab at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia before matriculating at UCSF.

Pratima Gupta, MD: SFMS November Member of the Month

Dr. Pratima Gupta received a medical degree from Keck USC School of Medicine and Master of Public Health from University of California at Berkeley. She completed her residency at LAC+USC Medical Center and fellowship in family planning at University of California, San Franciso. Dr. Gupta has worked with Kaiser Permanente for nearly 8 years focusing primarily on increasing access to family planning and education of residents and medical students, adolescent and transgender care, and global health.