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Meet the HIV/AIDS Program Clinicians

Sierra L. Washington, MD

Gender
Female
Department
Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Practice Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Education
Harvard Medical School
Residency
University of California San Francisco
Board Certified
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Focus
Perinatal HIV, Family Planning, Cervical Cancer Screening, General OBGYN
Publications

Ouma MN, Chemwolo BT, Pastakia S, Christoffersen-Deb A, Washington S. Pilot Study of Single Use Obstetric Emergency Medical kits to reduce maternal Mortality. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Oct; 119(1):49-52.

Turan JM, Steinfeld RL, Onono M, Bukusi EA, Woods M, Shade SB, Washington S, Marima R, Penner J, Ackers ML, Mbori-Ngacha D, Cohen CR. The Study of HIV and Antenatal Catr Integration in Pregnancy in Kenya: Design, Methods and Baseline Results of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44181.

Washington S, Caughey AB, Cheng Y, Bryant A. Racial/ethnic differences in indication for primary cesarean delivery at term: experience at one U.S. institution. Birth. 2012 June; 39(2):128–134.

Vo B, Cohen CR, Washington S, Smith R, Bukusi E, Onono M, Doolan K, Turan J, Patient Satisfaction with Integrated HIV and Antenatal Care Services in Rural Kenya. AIDS
Care. AIDS Care. 2012 Feb 1.

Washington S, Chirchir A. Opt Out Family Planning Counseling as Part of Routine HIV Care Contraception 2011 Sept; 84(3):326-327

Cohan D, Gomez E, Greenberg M, Washington S, Charlebois ED. Patient perspectives with abbreviated versus standard pre-test HIV counseling in the prenatal setting: a randomized-controlled, non-inferiority trial. PLoS One 2009; 4(4):e5166.

Bryant AS Washington S, Kuppermann M, Cheng YW, Caughey AB. Sep;23(5):454-62. PPE. Quality and equality in obstetric care: racial and ethnic differences in caesarean section delivery rates. Paediatric Perinatal Epidemiology 2009 Sept; 23(5):454-62.

Cantrell RA, Sinkala M, Megazinni K, Lawson-Marriott S, Washington S, Chi BH, et al. A pilot study of food supplementation to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among food-insecure adults in Lusaka, Zambia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2008 Oct; 49(2):190-195.

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Biography

A Stanford University graduate, Dr. Sierra Washington went on to earn her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She went on to receive a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

In 2009, she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology (Women’s Health) residency at the University of San Francisco. She joined the Indiana University School of Medicine as the Director of International Programs for the department of OBGYN in the same year.

Dr. Washington has extensive experience working in HIV and Reproductive Health in Zambia, Cameroon and Kenya. She held a joint appointment with AMPATH-USAID Kenya as The Co-Field director for Reproductive Health. She also developed and directed the Global Health Track of OBGYN residents in Indiana, co-directed programs in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, Cervical Cancer Screening, and Family Planning while in Kenya.

Dr. Washington joined the Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Department of OBGYN in the division of Family Planning and Global Health in 2012.