Author: Yolanda Ruiz
Stephanie Y. Fong Gomez, MD, MS is a Bay Area native who has spent over a decade serving its youth and families through schools, nonprofit spaces, collaborative research efforts, advocacy, and clinical care. A child advocate at the intersection of pediatrics and health equity, she is invested in upstream solutions to address a broad range of child health issues, including racial justice, immigration, education, and health care access. She earned her medical and master’s degrees through the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, completed residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and worked in several places including clinics focused on serving immigrant families before joining Kaiser Oakland, where she now practices general pediatrics and teaches advocacy and community engagement in the pediatric residency program. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, growing flowers and veggies in her garden, cooking and baking, staying active, traveling, and rooting for Bay Area sports teams.