The ACGME accredited Fellowship in Complex Family Planning at Stanford University maximizes the resources of one the world’s premier universities. The program blends clinical training, with public health education, and offers opportunities for experience in international settings, policymaking, advocacy and clinical or basic science research. In addition to focused training in complex family planning (complex family planning (including abortion, contraception and early pregnancy management), fellows are also members of the Gynecology Service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford. The concomitant existence of a Ryan Training Program offers the fellow potential for a significant teaching and supervisory role between Family Planning Fellows and Ob/Gyn Residents.
See the Society of Family Planning's Fellowship in Family Planning website.
Fellowship interview dates
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Please contact Victoria Contreras, Family Planning Program Coordinator with any questions.
Serena Liu, MD - Complex Family Planning Fellow (2nd Year)
Serena Liu, MD, is our second-year Fellow in Family Planning at Stanford University. She was born and raised by immigrant parents in Niagara Falls, Canada. She dedicated her undergraduate years at the University of Toronto helping students who had difficulty transitioning to university life, where she developed an interest in adolescent care. At Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she sang in a cappella groups, PentaMedix, and Ultrasounds. During her clinical year, she recognized the complexities involved with abortion care and gained interest in pursuing a career in Complex Family Planning. As an Ob/Gyn resident at Albany Medical Center, she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society by her medical students. She was the Junior Fellow representative for the ACOG District II Legislative Committee and continued her involvement and dedication to ACOG on the Junior Fellow Advisory Committee as the District’s Junior Fellow Chair. She was awarded the Gellhaus Resident Advocacy Fellowship. Her research surrounded medical student education and pain management for osmotic dilator placement in the setting of dilation and evacuations. She is classically trained in piano and voice and has enjoyed singing at her close friends’ weddings. She loves her daily outdoor runs (even in east-coast winter), meeting new people, and staying in touch with friends throughout the country.
Stephanie Amaya, MD - Complex Family Planning Fellow (1st Year)
Stephanie Amaya, MD is our first-year fellow in Family Planning at Stanford University. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She grew up in a bilingual home and speaks both English and Spanish. As a medical student at the University of Arizona, she started the Latino Medical Student Association chapter and created the Women’s Health Caucus of LMSA. As a resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Kansas, she became the ACOG District VII Chair and advocated for policies to increase access to OB-GYN care. She also created and led a mentorship program connecting residents and medical students, and was awarded the Excellence in Residency Award, voted on by medical students. Her research interests include evidence-based practices in miscarriage management, medical student education, and quality improvement. Outside the hospital, she enjoys bachata dancing, reading or listening to audiobooks, and creating the perfect cup of tea.
The Stanford Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is a unique program, equally dividing time between urogynecology and urology, with 4 fellowship-trained faculty in these fields. The clinical year(s) also includes rotations with colorectal surgery and geriatrics, as well as time with neurology for comprehensive education regarding the care of female patients.
Instruction is emphasized in:
The research year can involve any aspect of FPMRS, with laboratory experience in either urology or urogynecology.
The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship at Stanford is an outstanding two year program that provides both clinical training and unique opportunities to collaborate and engage in original research. Approximately 70% of the fellow’s time will involve clinical activities; protected times will be available to the fellow for research as the remaining 30% of the time will be spent dedicated to research, scholarly activities, and advocacy. Fellows will be expected to design and implement a research project that leads to a presentation (poster, oral) and/or publication prior to completion of the fellowship. Our program will prepare the individual to join an academic Ob/Gyn department as a faculty member and consultant.
Fellows will participate in PAG clinics, as well a variety of subspecialty and multidisciplinary clinics staffed by the PAG faculty. These include clinics for individuals with hematologic disorders, differences of sex development, and complex ano-rectal anomalies. The PAG service at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital sees patients for both medical and surgical consultations and follows patients with PAG problems from infancy through adolescence and young adulthood. Fellows will also have the opportunity to rotate to a variety of other clinics staffed by faculty in Adolescent Medicine, such as those serving patients with eating disorders and gender dysphoria. Our clinic is in the same clinical space as the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at the Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services site in Sunnyvale, CA.
The PAG fellowship at LPCH offers a number of unique opportunities for collaboration with other internationally and nationally recognized subspecialty services in both pediatrics and gynecology, including
Complex family planning
General gynecology and obstetric services
Gender care clinic
Robotic surgery for gynecologic conditions
Fertility preservation in collaboration with REI and AYA specialists