Jewel Brown, M.D.
First Year Complex Family Planning Fellow

Dr. Brown received an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of South Florida. She continued her medical education at USF and completed a scholarly concentration in global health. In medical school, she was a member of several women’s health organizations, but it was through her involvement with Medical Student’s for Choice that she discovered a passion for reproductive justice. She remained in Tampa at USF to complete an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. Throughout residency she was involved with ACOG; as the Junior Fellow Legislative chair, she traveled to Washington D.C several times to advocate for various maternal health bills. She was also a member of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and helped develop and implement a statewide immediate postpartum LARC initiative. Her resident research and quality improvement projects received recognition as the top projects in her residency program. She also received the SASGOG Excellence as an Academic Specialists and the Ryan Program Excellence in Family Planning awards. After graduation, she joined the UC Davis faculty for one year as an academic generalist prior to starting the Complex Family Planning fellowship. After completing fellowship, she plans to return to her home state of Florida where she hopes to expand abortion access and resident education in family planning.

Sheeva Yazdani-Sabouni, D.O., M.P.H., M.S.
First Year Complex Family Planning Fellow

Dr. Yazdani received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Florida State University. She then went on to receive a master's degree in pharmacology from Tulane University. She returned home to Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University, where she received D.O. and M.P.H. degrees. During medical school, her involvement with Medical Students for Choice was instrumental in her early advocacy for reproductive rights. She then completed her residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. During her residency, she received the "Somos Felices" award, given to the person that best exemplifies a positive attitude and team-building spirit. She also received the Ryan Program Excellence in Family Planning award. Dr. Yazdani is thrilled to join the UC Davis family for a fellowship in Complex Family Planning. Following fellowship, she intends to return to Florida, where family planning resources can be limited, to both provide patient care and improve resident access to education.

Holly Rankin, M.D.
Incoming Complex Family Planning Fellow

Dr. Holly Rankin received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from University of California, Los Angeles. She attended Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Rankin is currently completing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at John's Hopkins.