Physician Profiles

These profiles and personal accounts give a voice to physicians who have inspired not only medical students and residents, but reproductive health advocates, policymakers, and patients as well.

Our doctors:

Pratima Gupta, MD, MPH

Dr. Pratima GuptaPratima Gupta, MD, MPH, joined Physicians in August 2015 as our third Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow. Dr. Gupta has worked at Kaiser Permanente since September 2007. She completed a Fellowship in Family Planning at the University of California, San Francisco in 2005. During this fellowship, she also received a Masters in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley, in Global Health. She is a former Physicians board member and a graduate of the Leadership Training Academy class of 2010.

Dr. Gupta is also the volunteer medical director of St. James Infirmary and a volunteer assistant clinical professor at University of California, San Francisco. Her interests include increasing access to and medical education around family planning options, adolescent health care, global health (especially in South and Central America, India, and Africa), and sexual minority health. She serves on the mayor of San Francisco’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking, the board of directors of the California Family Health Council, the San Francisco Medical Society’s delegation to the California Medical Association, and ACOG District IX’s Legislative Committee. 

Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH

Dr. Kathleen MorrellKathleen Morrell, MD,  MPH, joined Physicians in August 2014 as our second Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow, a yearlong position with organizational roles in policy, media, medical education, and development activities.

Dr. Morrell is a graduate of the Family Planning Fellowship at Columbia University and a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist. She completed her Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University in 2014. Dr. Morrell completed her residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She has presented at national medical conferences on a range of reproductive health topics.

An alumna of the 2012 Leadership Training Academy, Dr. Morrell has been practicing her media advocacy skills over the past two years, publishing a letter to the editor in the New York Times and appearing on CBS evening news in New York. As a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Legislative Committee for her local New York district, she has lobbied state lawmakers in Albany on a number of women’s health issues. In New York City, Dr. Morrell also works with the Department of Health’s school-based reproductive health initiatives. 

Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH

Dr. Lin Fan WangLin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, joined Physicians in August 2013 as our first Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow, a yearlong position with organizational roles in policy, media, medical education, and development activities. She concluded her fellowship in July 2014.

Dr. Wang is a graduate of the Family Planning Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where she also completed her residency in family medicine and earned her MD. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. Dr. Wang has presented at national and regional medical conferences on a range of reproductive and sexual health topics. She is an alumna of our Leadership Training Academy, in which she participated in extensive media and advocacy training.

Dr. Wang sees her role at Physicians for Reproductive Health as an opportunity to build on the advocacy skills she gained during the Academy training, to foster physician-advocates for contraception and abortion access, and to work toward furthering sound reproductive health policy at the state and national levels: “This is an incredible and unique opportunity to become a stronger advocate for my patients and to work on expanding the community of physician-advocates for reproductive health.” 

Introducing Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH

Dr. Lin Fan WangPhysicians for Reproductive Health welcomes Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, who joined the organization this August as our first Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow, a year-long position with organizational roles in policy, media, medical education, and development activities. Dr. Wang is a graduate of the Family Planning Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where she also completed her residency in family medicine and earned her MD. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. Dr. Wang has presented at national and regional medical conferences on a range of reproductive and sexual health topics. She is an alumna of our Leadership Training Academy, in which she participated in extensive media and advocacy training. In her first two months as Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow, Dr. Wang has met with the offices of Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to discuss the proposed 20-week abortion ban as well as attending medical conferences on behalf of the organization. She has published two letters to the editor in the Albany Times Union and the New York Daily News. Recently, she participated in a Q&A panel after a showing of the documentary After Tiller in New York. She also raised money for Physicians at the New York Road Runners Fifth Avenue Mile. In the coming weeks, Dr. Wang will help us welcome the Leadership Training Academy class of 2014 as a mentor and faculty member. Dr. Wang sees her role at Physicians for Reproductive Health as an opportunity to build on the advocacy skills she gained during the Academy training, to foster physician-advocates for contraception and abortion access, and to work toward furthering sound reproductive health policy at the state and national levels: “This is an incredible and unique opportunity to become a stronger advocate for my patients and to work on expanding the community of physician-advocates for reproductive health.”