Dr. Pooja Mittal

Family Doctor, Mother, Wife, Food Blogger

Dr. Mittal is a Family Physician who works at HealthNet as a Medical Director. At HealthNet she works on improving the quality of care in the PPO sector and also works on population health issues affecting women and children. She was the first D.O. who was accepted to the prestigious Family Medicine Residency at Ventura County Medical Center, a UCLA affiliate program. After graduating from residency, she worked at Boston University as an adjunct faculty member practicing full scope family medicine. Her practice was at East Boston Neighborhood Medical Center where she was also an Assistant Medical Director. In the Boston University Department of Family Medicine, she had the opportunity to pursue a leadership fellowship track where she worked specifically on improving care for pregnant women. She then moved to the University of California, San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine, where she was an Associate Professor and had a diverse set of responsibilities. She had a full scope clinical practice including obstetrics and inpatient medicine. At UCSF, Dr. Mittal was the Director of Maternal Child Health for the Family and Community Medicine residency training program. She also served as an Assistant Medical Director of Family Centered Care, where she worked to improve the care of women and children in the clinic. She had additional responsibility as the Director of Quality for the Department of Family and Community Medicine. While at UCSF, Dr. Mittal completed a Faculty Development Fellowship as well as partially completing a Coro Fellowship (which was interrupted by the premature birth of her third baby!). Dr. Mittal is also works at the National Clinicians Consultation Center at UCSF, a national HIV/AIDS warmline. Here, she is recognized as a national expert on Perinatal HIV care. In addition to her clinical work, she has published in the areas of well-child care, group visits, preconception care, and perinatal HIV. She is a Board Member of the San Francisco Immunization Coalition and a member of the Pediatric Advisory Council of San Francisco. Her career passions include maternal child health and caring for the underserved. She is a mother to three young girls and hopes to inspire them to achieve their dreams regardless of any obstacles they may face.

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