Kayla Karvonen, MD

Dr. Kayla Karvonen is a clinical fellow in the Division of Neonatology at UCSF. She grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota and attended college at Rice University in Houston, Texas where she majored in Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Psychology. She attended University of Virginia where she obtained her MD. She moved to San Francisco and completed her residency at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). During her residency she served as Pediatrics Diversity Committee President for 2018-2020 and cofounded ICN Racial Equity Task Force. Her research to date has focused on investigating racial and ethnic disparities in delivery of neonatal care and neonatal outcomes. She hopes to continue investigating health disparities and promoting health equity during her fellowship. Outside of medicine she enjoys biking, snowboarding, hiking, and reading science fiction.