Every year, RHAP selects a group of primary care physicians who are dedicated to providing and teaching reproductive health care within family medicine for our Fellowship program. Take some time to get to know the wonderful physicians who have joined our team for our year-long Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship!
Sarah Valliere, DO
Sarah completed her Family and Community Medicine Residency at the McGaw Northwestern University in Chicago, one of the 11 original Teaching Health Centers dedicated to community-based primary care and underserved populations. Sarah’s interest in reproductive health began in Texas, where she experienced first-hand bias related to reproductive health, limitations in reproductive health education, and restrictions on abortion. These experiences sparked her desire to become an avid advocate for reproductive health and rights. She graduated medical school from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, where her interest in reproductive health care and underserved medicine expanded. During medical school, she spent time in Malawi where she worked to bridge the gap between reproductive health education, acknowledgment of female autonomy, and access to reproductive health care, focusing specifically on access to contraception. Sarah graduated with a B.S in Biology with minors in Spanish and Photography from the University of North Texas. Her fascination with medicine at that time began while working as a chief cell culture technician harvesting embryonic neuronal cells for neuroscience research. She is thrilled to be one of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy fellows and intends to utilize this training to become an abortion provider and a dedicated advocate for reproductive health and abortion by addressing health inequalities, access issues, education gaps, and population bias. Her interests include yoga, photography, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with her dog, Kale.
Shailee Udani, DO
Shailee has always been keenly aware of inequality in the world and felt an obligation to act. One of her first memories is of being approached by beggars in India and imploring her dad to give them everything in his bag, to the point of tears. After witnessing and experiencing many such injustices that disproportionately affect women as primary caregivers, her belief in human rights became focused on women’s rights, especially reproductive health. After completing medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NY, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at Hackensack Meridian Health – Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ, and then took some time off to stay home with her kids. After two years, she is thrilled to continue her training as a Reproductive Health and Advocacy fellow in order to provide full-spectrum reproductive health care. She enjoys running, music, dancing, and traveling.
Kelly Kirkpatrick, DO
Kelly Kirkpatrick completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Harlem Family Medicine Residency of the Institute for Family Health. It was during this time that her interest in disparities in health care, specifically reproductive health care, grew with the help of many mentors who had been previous RHAP fellows. She is excited to continue her training in abortion and contraceptive services while practicing full spectrum primary care. Kelly graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Williams College, and attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She enjoys cooking, biking, and hanging out with her dog.
Kanthi completed undergraduate education at the University of Florida (go Gators!), medical school at New York Medical College, and residency at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency. She is excited to provide full-spectrum reproductive health care in low access areas, as well as train residents and students. Her hobbies include reading, rock climbing, kayaking, yoga, and exploring new foods.