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FemHealth is the first physician-led media and research company revolutionizing the way women access and understand their health. Our advisors include over 30 highly qualified, board-certified medical professionals from diverse specialties including obstetrics, gynecology, endocrinology, pediatrics, urology, and more. Together, we're on a mission to simplify and demystify women's health, by providing evidence-based, comprehensive content and research for brands and industry. We believe that health education should be approachable and accessible for all. We’re reshaping the future of women's healthcare.

Tayyaba Ahmed, MD

Tayyaba Ahmed, MD

Psychiatrist
Expertise in Pelvic Pain, Vulvadynia, & Post Partum Pelvic Issues
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation who was born and raised in New York. A board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, Dr. Ahmed is also a fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society. Dr. Ahmed is a contributing author to a textbook which is considered a staple during every Physiatrist’s training. In her free time she advocates for her patients, and educates fellow healthcare providers on pelvic pain, most recently in Pakistan while away on vacation at a grand rounds at Indus Hospital.
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Rashmi Kudesia, MD

Rashmi Kudesia, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist
Expertise in IVF, cryopreservation, LGBTQ family planning, and surrogacy
Rashmi Kudesia, M.D., M.Sc., is a practicing reproductive endocrinologist & infertility (REI) specialist at CCRM Fertility Houston in Houston, Texas. She is board-certified in OB/GYN and REI by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves as the Site Director for CCRM Houston – Sugar Land, and as Director of Patient Education and also holds the title of Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Houston Methodist Hospital. She has presented scientific research nationally and internationally, and received multiple awards and grants. She regularly publishes peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and enjoys teaching the Houston-area OB/GYN residents and medical students.
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Dr. Keira Barr

Board Certified Dermatologist
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Nicole Alica Sparks, MD

Board Certified Ob Gyn
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Dr. Radhika Sharma, MD

Board Certified Ob Gyn
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Jessica Babich, DPT

Doctor Of Physical Therapy
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Anjanette Tan, MD

Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Anjanette Tan was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She completed medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine; under the Integrated Liberal Arts-Medicine program (Intarmed), a prestigious 7-year accelerated program that admits forty high school applicants from the top qualifiers of the University of the Philippines’ entrance exam. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann. She then pursued her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, Missouri. She is board-certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. She is designated as an Endocrine Certified Neck Ultrasonographer (ECNU). Her practice is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound. Dr. Tan joined the Diabetes and Thyroid Center of Fort Worth in 2010. She is a managing partner and the director of research. Since inception, her research division has participated in over 30 clinical trials in the fields of diabetes, lipid, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease. She believes that her role is to be a compassionate bridge between the rapid advances in the science of hormones and realistic limitations posed by each unique patient situation. She strives to always be an advocate for her patients.
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Basma Faris, MD

OBGYN
Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist
Dr. Basma Faris is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. Dr. Faris attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete a Masters of Science in Nutrition at Brooklyn College. She received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo in 2009. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Faris began her career in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian. She worked with adults and children to manage chronic health conditions and obesity. She developed curricula for group nutrition interventions for children, pregnant women and adults. As a resident she published a study on the impact of lifestyle intervention on pregnancy outcomes in obese pregnant women. She became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist in 2020. She enjoys educating her peers on how to incorporate nutrition into everyday practice and helping patients make healthier choices. She has created an online course for physicians titled Culinary Medicine Basics: Nutrition for Busy Physicians. She recently conducted a 7 day online patient course: Adopt a Mediterranean Diet for PCOS with Dr. Faris. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medicine in 2018, she was an Attending at Lutheran Medical Center and Lutheran Family Health Centers, which became NYU Langone Brooklyn. There she served as the medical student Clerkship Director, as well as Associate Residency Program Director and she led the peer review committee for the department. Dr. Faris practices General Obstetrics and Gynecology and cares for women in all life stages. She cares for normal and high-risk pregnancies, benign gynecological conditions, contraception and family planning and minor gynecologic surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was named a New York Superdoctor Rising Star in 2022. Follow her on IG at https://www.instagram.com/rd2ob or at basmafaris.com
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Hala Sabry, MD

Emergency Medicine
Dr. Hala Sabry is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, a feminist leadership coach, the founder of Physician Moms Group (PMG), and a super mom of five- with two sets of twins! Balancing her career in medicine with her roles as a mother and entrepreneur was initially challenging. She frequently fought through fear, negative self-talk, and a recurring desire to quit, and she knew other busy professional working mothers must have experienced the same struggles. She created PMG seven years ago to offer emotional availability and support to women like her which now supported over 116,000 members. Hala expanded her outreach to coaching individuals and consulting businesses. She offers high performance coaching to professional women in male dominated professions who feel unseen and unheard in quest to develop their personal brand and become a confident thought leader. Hala is a tenacious advocate for ending sexism and promoting gender and racial equality in the medical field. She believes that as a community leader, she has a responsibility to forge a path for other women and to elevate her fellow physician mothers. She’s collaborated with leading Fortune 500 companies and international organizations to further her work advocating for women physicians, patients, and children.
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Jessica Babich PT, DPT, CFMT

Physical Therapy
Sports medicine, orthopedics, pelvic floor rehabilitation, and viscerogenic dysfunction
Jessica is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with specialized training in sports medicine, orthopedics, pelvic floor rehabilitation, and viscerogenic dysfunction. A lifelong learner, she has dedicated herself to extensive study in the area of manual medicine with the Barral Institute and in Functional Manual Therapy® through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). In 2017, she achieved the level of Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT), through the IPA becoming one of only 300 people nationally to have reached this level of training. Jessica is also a co-founder of Chelsea Method, an online platform providing women’s health education and rehab programs for the newly postpartum. Jessica has extensive experience helping a diverse clientele from chronic pain to new moms, elite athletes, and Broadway performers. She believes that all individuals have unlimited, untapped potential and is passionate about restoring and optimizing efficient movement. She currently resides in New York City where she owns her own practice.
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Tracey Agnese, MD, IBCLC

Peditrician
Dr. Tracey Agnese is a board certified Pediatrician in New York City. She completed her medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and residency at NYU. She currently sees patients in her private practice on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. As a pediatrician and mom, Dr. Agnese knows how difficult it is to have and care for a newborn baby. She also knows that new moms often neglect taking care of themselves and is passionate about changing that. Dr. Agnese provides educational resources for new moms to simplify newborn baby care and support the new mom. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). You can find Dr. Agnese on social media as @babydocmama where she strives to decrease the overwhelm and confusion that is so common after having a baby.
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Supriya Rao, MD Dipl. ABOM Dipl. ABLM

Gastroenterologist
Obesity Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine
Dr. Supriya Rao is a board-certified physician in gastroenterology, obesity medicine and lifestyle medicine who focuses on digestive disorders, gut health, obesity medicine, and women's health and wellness. She received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after which she graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine from the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to complete her fellowship in Gastroenterology at Boston Medical Center. She is currently a managing partner at Integrated Gastroenterology Consultants in the Boston area and is the Director of Medical Weight Loss at Lowell General Hospital. She is passionate about empowering people to improve their health through small, sustainable changes in their lifestyle. She is married to a fellow gastroenterologist and has two children. She enjoys cooking, traveling, running, yoga and spending time with family and friends.
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Anjali Malik, MD

Radiologist
Breast Imaging
Dr. Anjali Malik is a breast imaging and intervention radiologist at Washington Radiology, where she sees patients across 7 locations in the DMV region. She interprets multiple modalities of radiologic imaging, detects and diagnoses breast and thyroid cancer, and works closely with physicians across multiple specialties to offer the best care for her patients. She actively advocates for women’s and public health both on Capitol Hill and within the community. As a writer and speaker, she discusses a range of topics from women's health to the utilization of social media for advocacy, radiology’s role in healthcare to technological advances in imaging. She has been featured on numerous television, digital and podcast media outlets. You can find her on Instagram @AnjaliMalikMD and Twitter @AnjaliMalikMD. Dr. Malik studied at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health - Natural Studies. She received her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and was chosen for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, a prestigious award to those demonstrating exceptional scholastic achievement, professionalism, and leadership capabilities. During her second year of medical school, she endured the hardship and displacement from Hurricane Katrina, an experience which shaped much of her career and delivery of care. She did her Diagnostic Radiology residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, followed by the Brem Fellowship in Breast Imaging and Intervention at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Medical Faculty Associates in Washington, DC. After finishing her training, she joined Eastern Radiologists, Inc in Greenville, NC, as well as the faculty of The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where she supervised medical students on their Radiology clerkships, as well as lectured on breast imaging, diagnosis and technological advances. Now at Washington Radiology, she provides breast imaging and intervention services, as well as ultrasound imaging, with a focus on thyroid and gynecologic ultrasound. She is on the faculty for the Departments of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology for Virginia Commonwealth University - Inova Campus. She previously served on the Medical Advisory Committee for Bright Pink, a national non-profit through which Dr. Malik educated young women and their providers on breast and ovarian cancer risk identification, stratification, reduction and management. Her work with the Society of Breast Imaging spreads the message regarding the importance of annual screening mammography. She is a member of the American College of Radiology, on committees for Breast Economics and Government Relations; the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, on committees for advocacy and women in medicine; the District of Columbia Metropolitan Radiological Society, on committees for resident education, social media, and women & diversity; and the Radiological Society of North America. She frequently presents her work at national and international meetings.
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Vicki Chan, MD

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology/Glaucoma
Vicki Chan is a board-certified ophthalmologist based in Southern California. She attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her training and glaucoma fellowship at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Chan has a passion for social media marketing, education, and advocacy. She realized years ago the impact social media could have on society - beyond the patients she sees in her office - to help educate, inspire, and humanize medicine. She currently works with the Public Goods Project/#ThisIsOurShot, the United Nations/#TeamHalo, the World Health Organization, and the California Department of Public Health to fight misinformation and educate the public on health issues
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Erica Montes, MD, FACOG

OBGYN
Dr. Erica Montes is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and the creator of The Modern Mujer Women's Health Blog. Her vision to create this blog started soon after delivering her third son and realizing that there are not many places on the internet for people to find expert information about their health, let alone in English and Spanish! The foundation for her blog combines her medical knowledge, life experiences, and approachable personality to create a safe space to learn about your body. She is proud to be one of the few Latina physicians in the United States and hopes her work and visibility can decrease some of the health care disparities seen in her community. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and was elected as one of the chief residents in her last year of residency at the largest program in the country at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She practices in Arizona and loves delivering babies, performing minimally invasive gynecological surgery, and providing patient advocacy. Aside from being a full-time physician and medical blogger, she is the mama to three beautiful boys who keep her grounded.
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Shieva Ghofrany, MD

OBGYN
Dr Shieva Ghofrany strives to help people eliminate their fear by being “proactive not paranoid” about their health. An OBGYN since 1999 and co-creator of TRIBE CALLED V, her intention is to “increase our knowledge to decrease our anxiety”. Having travailed 6 miscarriages, 3 births, endometriosis, weight loss surgery AND ovarian cancer, Shieva harnesses her personal experience coupled with her professional observations to GENUINELY help achieve a calmer perspective. She engages with women on every level to guide them realistically in their quest for understanding of their bodies. What started as an endeavor to connect with other women on Instagram (now with almost 34k followers) led to multiple consulting and speaking engagements live and virtually. As well, she is frequently quoted in online publications such as Self magazine, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen discussing an array of women’s issues. Perhaps most prevalent is the request for her to address the mindset of fear surrounding health issues in general and cancer in particular, given her own experience with ovarian cancer and the surgeries and chemotherapy they required. She’s been featured on Verywell.com, WebMD, and in the PBS series now on Netflix “HUMAN: the World Within”. As well, she continues to be listed in Castles-Connolly Top Docs each year Through her work as a full-time doctor in private practice as well as through her courses in integrative health—she uses her education AND personal experiences to highlight the mindset we need to tackle our views of our bodies. Shieva is lucky to have had hands-on experience with women of ALL backgrounds to inform her of the female condition.
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Ali Haider, MD

Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Haider is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He is an assistant professor of medicine from UMass Chan medical school, and medical Director of HFCCA - a large private cardiology group. He holds 5 board certifications across various cardiovascular subspecialties. He has participated in numerous clinical trials in the interventional space, and has published in peer reviewed journals. His clinical interests include management of patients with complex coronary artery disease, cardiogenic shock, and structural Heart interventions. Dr. Haider also runs several social media pages across platforms with 150k followers focusing on medical education , and dispelling misinformation.
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Mansi Kotwal, MD

Pediatrician
Mansi Kotwal is a Pediatrician in Washington, DC. She completed her medical and public health training at the University of Arizona and residency at Children’s National Health System. After practicing for eight years in the Emergency Department there, she decided to pursue a career in Allergy and Immunology and is now a fellow at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. In addition to her interests in pediatric safety, injury prevention, asthma in inner city youth and the role of stressors and adverse childhood experiences on the immune system, she has a variety of global health interests including child trafficking, child labor and HIV/AIDS and has worked on a variety of projects and in clinics in India, Thailand, South America and Africa. She is passionate about advocacy and has been involved in several advocacy projects with the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National and routinely participates in AAP legislative conferences and lobbying efforts on the Hill.
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Erika Aragona, DO

Family Medicine
Women's Health & Preventive Medicine
Dr. Erika is a board certified family medicine physician with a focus on preventive medicine and women’s health. In addition to a full time practice, she serves as adjunct faculty at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine where she teaches women’s health and clinical skills courses. She holds an additional degree of a Bachelor of Arts in English and has published a book and had several pieces featured in national journals. She serves as an expert physician consultant with appearances on television including national news, as well as filming for companies on social media. Her passion is making medicine cheerful, and with her website, dr-erika.com, she highlights female entrepreneurs as well as discusses positive aspects of healthcare. Her goal is to create a social media presence as an engaging physician who makes medicine fun and relatable to everyone.
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Somi Javaid, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Somi Javaid is a board cer1fied OB/GYN, leading women’s sexual health care provider, thought leader, and founder & Chief Medical Officer of HerMD. Her passion for women’s health, from the gender disparity in healthcare to female-focused research studies, has allowed her to educate and advocate for women. She has been a speaker for various health and wellness campaigns, events and podcasts such as the #rightodesire campaign, The White Dress Project Dialogue with Doctors, the Susan G. Komen Sex and Breast Cancer Conference, Bulletproof Radio Podcast, and Pink Ribbon Girls: Sex and Survivorship. She also recently developed a class on Orgasm Dysfunc1on for Rosy Wellness. She has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Well+Good, InStyle, Parents, Refinery29, Mashable, Adweek, and Popsugar. In August 2020 Dr. Javaid spoke about Gender Bias and the Female Sexual Health Revolu1on on the TEDx mainstage and in January 2021 she was featured in Women on Topp for her work as a trailblazer and pioneer in women’s sexual health. She was also recognized as a finalist for the Female Founders Alliance Champion Awards in the advocate category for her work in women’s sexual health. Dr. Javaid leads female-focused research and advises the FDA on emerging treatments in women’s healthcare with the goal to close the gender gap in healthcare. She travels around the country training physicians on the latest developments and treatments for women’s sexual health. Through all her work, she remains focused on her mission to educate, advocate for, and empower women. Dr. Javaid earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinna1 College of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was Chief Resident. She was an Assistant professor of Gynecology at the University of Cincinna1 Medical Center. Dr. Javaid completed her preceptorship at the San Diego Ins1tute of Sexual Medicine and is a NAMS (North American Menopause Society) and ISSWSH (Interna1onal Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health) member.
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Rena D. Malik, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Femhealth & Board Certified Urologist
Reconstructive Urology
Dr. Rena D. Malik is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology and Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed medical school at NYU School of Medicine followed by urologic residency training at the University of Chicago and fellowship at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in reconstructive urology including the management of female and male voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, vaginal and robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, male and female urethral stricture, vesicovaginal fistula, urethral diverticulum, mesh-related complications, erectile dysfunction, and postprostatectomy incontinence. She is an online content editor for the Journal of Urology and Urology Practice journals and on the editorial board of the Urology Practice Journal. She serves on the communication committees for the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction, and the Association of Women Surgeons. In addition, she is involved in the Salary Pay Disparities committee for the Society of Women in Urology. She is actively involved in the AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Young Urologists & Social Media Chair and is the chair of the annual MA-AUA Residents' Day for 2022. She served as the spokesperson for bladder health month for the AUA Radio Media tour in 2019 and has been on SiriusXM Doctor Radio Men’s Health Show, and several podcasts including AUAUniversity, AUA Inside Tract, and Incision UK Podcasts. Dr. Malik is regularly featured by media outlets and has an active YouTube channel providing urologic education. She was awarded Top Doctor between 2019 and 2022 by Baltimore Magazine for Urology and Urogynecology. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her research interests include gender disparities, health literacy, medical misinformation in social media, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
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Anita K Patel MD

Double Board Certified Pediatrician and Pediatric Critical Care Doctor
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Brooke Grant Jeffy, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist
Dr. Brooke Jeffy is a board-certified dermatologist passionate about applying a wellness approach to skin health. She believes the skin is a reflection of overall health and combines medical dermatology, lifestyle approaches and skincare to create skin health for her patients. Her favorite condition to treat is acne in all ages and she loves teaching tweens how to care for their skin. Compassionate care in an approachable manner describes Dr. Jeffy’s practice style. Dr. Jeffy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Louisville where she also completed 2 years of pathology residency followed by her dermatology residency. She is currently obtaining additional education in lifestyle medicine and nutrition. Dr. Jeffy currently offers her unique approach to dermatology care to patients in Phoenix, AZ and Louisville, KY. As an advocate for improving access to specialist care, Dr. Jeffy provides consultative dermatology services to those with limited access by working with primary care physicians. Dr. Jeffy is sought after advisor for various skincare and wellness brands. She is also the founder of btwn skincare, a product line and educational resource for tweens to help them get started with healthy skin and wellness habits. Dr. Jeffy loves being involved with femhealth as she is passionate about patient education and improving the quality of dermatology information on the internet. Dr. Jeffy loves hot yoga, vacationing in the mountains and watching storms over the ocean. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and dog, Rory.
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Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC

Cardiologist
Preventive Cardiology
Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC is a preventive cardiologist who is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Clinical Lipidology. After graduating from Boston University School of Medicine, she attended Columbia University for Internal Medicine residency and New York University for Cardiology fellowship. She is the founder of Whole Heart Cardiology, a preventive telecardiology practice that provides cardiac optimization through precision and lifestyle medicine for patients in California, New York, and Florida. Passionate about preventing and treating heart disease through healthful, sustainable lifestyle changes, Dr Harkin works with her patients to create a proactive, personalized cardiac care plan. She is also the Chief Medical Advisor for PlateUp, a health tech start-up dedicated to improving health through nutrition, and is a member of Planted Forward, a comprehensive, multi-speciality telemedicine health team. She proudly serves on several committees, including the American Society for Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Working Group and the American College of Cardiology California Chapter Prevention Committee. She currently lives with her family in San Francisco, CA. When not doctoring, she spends the majority of her time with her three young children. She also enjoys cooking, yoga, Peloton-ing, hiking, and traveling.
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Keira Barr, MD

Dermatology, Mind-Body Medicine
Dr. Keira Barr is a mindfulness mentor and embodiment coach to visionary women leaders and entrepreneurs. As a dual board-certified integrative dermatologist, certified trauma informed life coach and mind-body medicine practitioner, Dr. Barr is a highly sought-after global speaker, and international best-selling author of The Skin Whisperer. She has helped thousands of women across the globe rise in every aspect of themselves, dramatically amplifying resilience, joy, and confidence in their skin. Blending science with soul, Dr. Barr shares her Skinny Dipping Methodology to further her mission of revolutionizing skin care as an act of radical self-care. As a former Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Davis, advisor to numerous start-ups, editorial reviewer of multiple leading medical journals and researcher in clinical trials, Dr. Barr passionately bridges the gap between the latest evidence-based research and mind-body medicine. Dr. Barr's expertise has been featured on national tv, radio, podcasts as well as popular outlets including MindBodyGreen, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, SELF, and Oprah magazine Her work has been featured in MindBodyGreen, Better Homes and Gardens’, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, SELF, Oprah Magazine, and more.
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