Felicia H. Stewart, M.D.
Felicia Hance Stewart, M.D., was appointed as the Director of Reproductive
Health Programs for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in August 1996.
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Stewart served as Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Population Affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services,
where she was the senior national official responsible for family planning
and population issues.
Dr. Stewart, who is an obstetrician/gynecologist, is a distinguished
clinician and researcher. She has published widely on contraception
and family planning issues and co-authored several important textbooks
in the field. From 1973 to 1994 Dr. Stewart was a practicing physician
at the Sutter Medical Group/Sutter Medical Foundation in Sacramento, California,
while also serving during that as staff physician and associate medical
director at Planned Parenthood of the Sacramento Valley. She has
been the principal investigator on numerous major research projects, and
has served on many national scientific and professional advisory and scientific
Dr. Stewart received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of
California, Berkeley, and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.
As Director of Reproductive Health Programs, Dr. Stewart is responsible
for one of the Foundations four major program areas. The Foundations
work on reproductive health focuses on improving services for low-income
women and preventing unintended pregnancy.
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