Noha Eshera, MD
Noha Eshera is a recent graduate of the Tacoma Rural FM-OB fellowship where she trained in surgical and high-risk OB. Before that, she was a graduate of the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program training in full-spectrum family medicine. She grew up in Maryland and went to medical school at Temple University in north Philly. Her interests lie in improving health equity and access in under-resourced communities abroad in low and middle income countries and locally in urban and rural areas. Specifically, she would like to use her full-spectrum family medicine and OB/women's health skills to participate in both clinical work and capacity-building efforts within such communities. She has spent time in Cairo, Egypt providing clinical care in a public hospital emergency department and in Nairobi, Kenya teaching basic OB ultrasound skills to midwives serving in rural areas. She is excited to be joining an amazing community of global health fellows past and present at CCRMC. The fellowship allows her the opportunity to continue building experience in global health education and point-of-care ultrasound as well as participating in scholarship and movement around health justice and equity. Outside of medicine, her interests include national and international politics, listening to history and politics podcasts, reading novels, and exploring the beautiful and varied terrain of northern California.
Nina Clark, DO
Nina is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago Family Medicine program. A lifelong Chicagoan, she grew up with a commitment to social justice and a desire to work in underserved areas. Her interest in medicine started after seeing an exhibit put on by Doctors without Borders and it was then that she committed to global health. Her fluency in Spanish led her to study Latin American studies and travel extensively. She then attended Midwestern University for medical school. Her first global health experiences were with Medical Brigades in Honduras. During residency, she developed an interest in reproductive health, hospital medicine and ultrasound. She is excited to continue to develop these skills, especially ultrasound knowledge, through global health experiences in the Contra Costa fellowship. In her free time, she can usually be found exploring new restaurants, reading or traveling.
Yvonne Kamau, MD
Yvonne holds a joint MD/MBA degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and is a recent graduate from Ascension St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency with specialized focus on Obstetrics/Gynecology Track with an emphasis on global maternal and child health. Prior to starting residency, she spent a year as a global health research assistant as part of a joint collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), The University of Kansas School of Medicine and Global Health Innovations (GHI). In this role, she worked with HIV positive pregnant women and their sero-exposed infants, alongside their healthcare providers on various mobile technology projects surrounding Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) with the goal of further expediting diagnosis and initiation of treatment. As a resident physician, she remained committed to global health work and spent part of her time working at Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. While there, she identified a gap and potential opportunity for cross-continental collaboration between her residency program and the Fistula Hospital and pioneered a leadership project centered around creating an equitable, reciprocal, North-South,, twinning partnership based on the World Health Organization’s Twinning Partneships Framework for Improvement. Her project has ganered attention at the national level and recently received a best leadership project award from the AAFP foundation’s Emerging Leader Institute.
She is eager to join the Contra Costa family with hopes to master core ultrasound skills, achieve board certification in tropical medicine and continue her global health growth journey. During her fellowship, she will continue building the global health partnership she started while in residency while also working at Gynocare in Eldoret, Kenya. She also looks forward to working in Malawi. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, having deep conversations with practically anyone, listening to audio books, attending concerts and playing guitar.
Rebecca Fujimura, MD
Rebecca Fujimura attended The Ohio State University and went on to medical school at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, where she earned her MD and completed the international health program. During this time she did medical missions to Eswatini and Moria Refugee Camp. She completed family medicine residency at MedStar/ Georgetown- Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. During this time she participated in the Georgetown global health track, where she was the chief resident and participated in work with Child Family Health International, University of Namibia medical school and Mann Deshi Foundation. She holds positions on the Global Operations Committee for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the Board of Bridging Medical Gaps Collaboration. She has worked with the AAFP Robert Graham Center as a policy scholar and contributes to the medical unit of ABC news. She has a strong passion for health equity, medical and education access, health media, and policy. She hopes to gain more experience in international health education, point of care ultrasound, and grow as a more well-rounded physician and advocate for her future communities. In her free time she enjoys hiking, spinning and theater.
Goutami Sanyal, MD
Goutami Sanyal is a 2022 graduate from the family medicine residency program at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Jackson, TN. She was born in Calcutta, India, and grew up between the American south, and Westchester, NY. She has been interested in marginalized communities since her volunteer street clinic experiences in India, during her undergraduate degree at Columbia College. She completed her Masters in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in which she focused on maternal mortality in the global South. Her other global health experiences include volunteering in free clinics in Dominica, where she went to medical school at Ross University, as well as working at a clinic for migrants and refugees in Mexico, at the southern border during residency. Goutami's interests include full spectrum women's health including obstetrics, immigrant and refugee healthcare/advocacy, and social justice in medicine, all of which she is excited to explore as a UCSF-Contra Costa Global Health Fellow. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fiction, taking care of her too many houseplants, writing, and cooking; she also looks forward to hiking in California's many beautiful parks.