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
Monday, August 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Please contact Victoria Contreras, Family Planning Program Coordinator with any questions.
Andrea Henkel, MD, MS(c) - Complex Family Planning Fellow (2nd Year)
Andrea Henkel, MD, MS(c), is a Fellow in Complex Family Planning at Stanford University. After growing up in Minnesota, she has now lived, worked, or traveled to over 80 countries. As a medical student at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, she started the Georgetown chapter of Medical Students for Choice and was a speaker at the Whole Women’s Health Rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. As a resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford University, she sat on the ACOG District IX Legislative Committee, advocating for evidence-based policy for the women of California. She helped pass AB 577 in 2019 to extend Medi-Cal to a full year postpartum in the setting of maternal mental health disorders and won the ACOG National Legislative Achievement Award for this work. Her Family Planning research interests focus on second-trimester abortion evidence-based policy and patient-centered practices. Outside of the hospital, she is an athlete that loves the outdoors. She was a member of the 2010 Croatian National Ultimate Frisbee team that competed at the World Championships in Prague and now loves mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and road biking.
Serena Liu, MD - Complex Family Planning Fellow (1st Year)
Serena Liu, MD, is our 1st 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.
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