UCSF Fresno Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency

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Program Leadership:
Amy Autry, MD, Program Chief
Christopher Downer, MD, Program Director

Administrative Staff:
Kendra Perret, Program Supervisor

155 N Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701



Program Description

It is the mission of the UCSF Fresno Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to promote women’s health in Central California by providing innovative and excellent patient care while training the next generation of physicians and advancing patient-centered research while serving our culturally diverse and medically underserved patient population. Our mission aligns with our sponsoring institution’s mission to improve the health of the San Joaquin Valley through teaching, patient care, research and community partnership.

Our accredited academic program blends evidence-based clinical training, in-vivo and laboratory based simulation, research, and formal didactic educational experiences to prepare graduates for private practice, academic positions, or subspecialty fellowships. We are a branch campus and major teaching site of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, teaching 3rd year OB/GYN clerkships as well as 4th year elective students in general OB/GYN as well as maternal and fetal medicine. Our faculty members hold appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and have received numerous awards for distinction in teaching.

The residency program is based at Community Regional Medical Center, a 685-bed regional academic medical center that serves a large and diverse patient population. Our hospital is the only tertiary care center in our region and operates the largest emergency room in California and the only level one trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. Close to 5000 births occur annually at CRMC, and high risk OB patients are referred from 15 hospitals in a region delivering 50,000 babies per year. There are future plans to add another 100 beds to the medical center as well as to build an 800 bed replacement hospital with a Women and Children’s Tower.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at UCSF Fresno is committed to serving women’s health care needs by providing a wide range of routine, complex and highly individualized services. From basic obstetrical and gynecological care to high-risk prenatal care and delivery management and urinary incontinence evaluation and treatment. As the only referral center for a 100 mile radius, we provide care to many underserved patients in both rural and urban communities. Community Regional Medical Center strives to provide the support we need to care for our patients including: a state-of-the-art Emergency Department; Cyber knife; 84 bed level III NICU; 22 bed L & D with three dedicated ORs; and dual console da Vinci Robot surgical system.


Teaching Staff

  • Christopher Downer, MD, Program Director
  • Pamela Emeney, MD, Associate Clinical Professor
  • Subhashini Ladella, MD, Clinical Professor
  • Brian Morgan, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor
  • Michael O'Shaughnessy, MD, MA, Associate Clinical Professor
  • Carlos Sueldo, MD, Clinical Professor
  • Benjamin J. Steinberg, DO, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Amy M. Autry, MD, Department Chief
  • Dennis DeSimone, DO, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Alexandra (Jana) H. Freeman, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Trung Nguyen, DO, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Monica Raible, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Jason Meade, DO, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Julie Nicole, MD, Clinical Instructor- Site Director
  • Carolina M. Sueldo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Colleen Black, BSN, CNM, MSN, L&D Midwife
  • Julianne Jacober, CNM, MSN, L&D Midwife