About Me

A career devoted to the mental and physical well-being of women throughout their lives:


In my practice, I provide consultation, treatment and therapy for women in the area of women's mental health. A physician with over 25 years experience, I belong to a professional community of women's health care providers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of the referrals to my practice come from my colleagues in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and family medicine, physicians who are uniquely positioned to understand the interaction of physical and mental health. 

Physicians in women's health care often establish life-long relationships with patients helping them to identify emotional stress as they deal with physical and hormonal changes and life events.  I have extensive expertise in maternal health and high-risk pregnancy management with a focus on serious mental health and physical conditions before, during and after pregnancy.  I am an expert physician educator in the Bay Area in the area of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

My unique background and extensive experience:

A graduate of Yale Medical School,
I received my subsequent training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine. I am a member of the College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and former director of the Women's Mental Health Program at California Pacific Medical Center.  

I have worked with women who have experienced pregnancy complications, serious medical conditions in their newborns and genetic abnormalities through a sub-specialty fellowship in Perinatology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.  I have a post-graduate degree in mental health counseling.  I work in collaboration with patients to navigate increasingly complex therapeutic options. 
 

Education: 

Yale School of Medicine, M.D.

Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s / Massachusetts General Hospital (Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology)

University of Texas San Antonio (Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine)

Berkeley, CA. 
Wright Institute, M.A, Counseling Psychology

Teaching:

I have taught and lectured at a number of institutions, including Harvard Medical School, San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF and Stanford, and I continue teaching at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.


License and Certifications:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1990-present
California Medical license G079456, 1994 - present

Board Certification OB/GYN (ABOG): 1992 - present
Board Certification Maternal Fetal Medicine (ABOG): 2000-present 
Internship: Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 91400 under supervision.

Medical Staff:  California Pacific Medical Center, department of OBGYN.

Employed by Kimberlee A. Sorem, MD, A professional corporation.