Laravic T. Flores, MD
Dr. Flores is a board-certified family medicine physician who recently completed a Global Health Fellowship through Contra Costa-UCSF. She has worked in underserved communities in Malawi, Cuba, and the Philippines, and locally in the Bay Area and Central Valley California. While in medical school, Dr. Flores was a co-founder of the Family Medicine Interest Group and the Global Health Club. In 2018, Dr. Flores became a board member of the non-profit organization Doctors for Global Health. Her hobbies include biking, foodie adventures, and baking.
Shaz Gangji, PA-C
Shaz Gangji is a PA-C who has a passion for global health. As the first Emergency Medicine/Global Health Physician Assistant Fellow, Ms. Gangji worked as a provider in rural Liberia at Po River Medical Clinic and St. Francis Hospital, in India at the Shanti Bhavan School, and in Puerto Rico providing medical relief after Hurricane Maria. Currently, as a principal investigator, she is studying Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Regards to Family Planning Among Community Dwellers in Rural Liberia. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, and playing with dogs.
Sangeeta Iyer, MD
Dr. Iyer is a board-certified internist who most recently worked for 7 years in Washington DC at a large HMO. She served to champion providing services to the transgender patients within the organization, taught local organizations about chronic disease management such as hyperlipidemia and worked on innovation programs for hypertension within her practice. She is interested in caring for the underserved which led her to Botswana to provide medical care for HIV/TB coinfected patients in a community hospital to working on pre/post-surgical management in Ghana with the International Health Care Volunteers to provide care to clients on a mobile van as part of a needle exchange program in Philadelphia. In 2018, Dr. Iyer was recognized as one of Washingtonian’s Best Doctors and has been recognized by the NCQA for providing quality care for her diabetic patients.
Nimeka D. Philip, MD
Dr. Phillip is a board-certified family medicine physician with a long history of working in underserved communities in areas such as South Africa, Cuba, rural North Carolina, and Riverside, California. She has done research on the sociohistorical and cultural aspects of underserved communities of South Central Los Angeles and on telehealth for urban underserved patients in Oakland, California. Dr. Phillip was also a nominee for the 2019 MAHEC Spirt of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award this year. Her hobbies include international travel, language studies, and world dance.
Tenley Spatz, CNM, WHNP-BC, RN, PHN
Tenley is a board-certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing career began at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. In Baltimore, Tenley worked as a home-visiting nurse with the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. She then became the acting charge nurse at Tsehootsooi Medical Center’s OB/GYN clinic on the Navajo Reservation before returning to San Francisco to attend the Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at UC San Francisco. Since graduating from UCSF, she has worked primarily with the homeless population of San Francisco. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and swimming in the ocean whenever possible.