Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The faculty in the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides routine Obstetric care for pregnant women and Gynecologic care for women of all ages. The faculty also teaches gynecology to medical students and residents, and participates in scholarly activities to advance knowledge in the area of obstetrics and gynecology and thereby improve scientific knowledge regarding women's health.

New UCSD's Reproductive Medicine's divisionis proud to announce a major, new opportunity for the career development of junior faculty in the area of reproductive medicine. In September, 1999 the multidisciplinary Reproductive Sciences Research Career Development Center was established within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division Chief

Pamela S. Deak, MD
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Division News/Spotlight

We had a successful resident match in March and all of our UCSD medical students who wanted Ob/Gyn residencies matched in Ob/Gyn. Great work was done by Yvette and Justin. Please join us in welcoming our newest colleagues.


Deak, Pamela, MD
Kingston, Jessica, MD
LaCoursiere, Yvette, MD
Macaulay, Kathryn, MD
Ries, Maureen, MD
Semo, Robert, MD
Varon, Shira, MD
Weber, Akilah, MD

Training and Education

Ob/Gyn Residency Program

Current OB GYN Residents

Chief Residents

  • Lindsey Burnett, MD - Education Chief
  • Dora Melber, MD - Medical Student Education Chief
  • Julia Kabacka, MD - Admin Chief
  • Sarah Kluck, MD - Admin Chief
  • David Lingenfelter, MD

3rd Year Residents

  • Elizabeth Coulter, MD
  • Alexa Medica, MD
  • Brooke Sanders, MD
  • Erin Swor, MD
  • Giselle Zornberg, MD

2nd Year Residents

  • Christina Lam, MD
  • Emily Ngan, MD
  • Kelsey Pinson, MD
  • Mariana Ramos-Rivera, MD
  • Lydia Russell-Roy, MD


  • Selam Ghebrendrias, MD
  • Sharon Heichman, MD
  • Erica Magelky, MD
  • Erin Mowers, MD
  • Michelle Tang, MD
  • Ashten Waks, MD

Faculty Support

Sue Custodio, 858-249-1204; secustodio@ucsd.edu
       for Yvette LaCoursiere, Kathryn Macaulay
Michelle Williams, 858-249-1205; m4williams@ucsd.edu
       for Sarah Averbach, Sheila Mody
Elizabeth Santos, 858-249-0973; esantos@ucsd.edu
      for Pamela Deak, Erin Gross, Jessica Kingston, Christine Miller, Jamie Resnik,
      Robert Semo, Shira Varon, and Akilah Weber