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Malini Nijagal


Obstetrician and gynecologist
Systems thinker, food lover

Dr. Malini Nijagal is an obstetrician and gynecologist who cares for pregnant patients at UCSF Health and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She sees patients in both clinic and hospital settings.

Nijagal's research focuses on devising sustainable, high-quality maternity care systems for pregnant people experiencing inequities. Drawing on her diverse background in human-centered design, community engagement, health care financing and operations, and cross-sector partnerships, she develops and implements new models that tackle inequities in patients' access to pregnancy care as well as their experiences and outcomes.

Nijagal earned her medical degree at UCSF and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has a master of public health degree, with a focus on health care management, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Nijagal belongs to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

  • Education

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH, 2016

    UCSF, 2002

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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High-quality care should be defined by my patients, not by me. My goal is to learn and help achieve the priorities of each person I care for.

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