Joseph A. Bachicha MD

Joseph A. Bachicha MD

Senior Physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Department of Patient Education and Health Promotion
Co-Chair, Kaiser Permanente Pride Northern California Employee Resource Group
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
3555 Whipple Road
Union City, CA 94587
510-675-3137

Education
Stanford University, BA Human Biology
Boston University School of Medicine, MD
Rotary Foundation Fellow, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital New York, Internship
Stanford University Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Harvard Medical School Macy Scholars Institute
University of Illinois-Chicago, Program in Health Professions Education

Board Certification/Recertification
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Licensure Wyoming, California, Illinois, Hawaii

Fellowship
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow Candidate, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Professional Activities
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
Inner city ob/gyn practice, Cabrini Green/Near North Health Center
General ob/gyn faculty practice, Printer’s Row Medical Office;
Site director, OBGYN medical student rotation, Prentice Women’s Hospital;
Director, low risk obstetrics, Prentice Women’s Hospital

University of California, San Francisco
Established faculty group practice for ob/gyn/primary care, The
Excelsior Group/HealthCare for Women and Children;
Site director, OBGYN medical student rotation, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Francisco General Hospital;
Director, Obstetrics Services, San Francisco General Hospital

Injury Control Systems, South San Francisco, CA
Medical director for primary care, occupational medicine practice

Current The Permanente Medical Group, San Leandro/Fremont, CA
Since 2000 Senior Physician, Obstetrics-gynecology generalist clinical practice,
including labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery, teen pregnancy,
sexually transmitted infections, colposcopy/abnormal Pap smears

Current Chief, Department of Patient Education and Health Promotion, Kaiser
Since 2004 Foundation Hospital, San Leandro/Union City, CA

Hospital and Medical School Committees

Resource Utilization Management Committee, Kaiser Foundation
Hospital, Hayward, CA
Committee for Cultural Diversity, Kaiser Foundation Hospital,
Hayward, CA
Continuing Medical Education Committee, The Permanente Medical
Group, San Leandro, CA

National Professional Activities

1990-2006 Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Chair of
Testing and Technology Group; Member, Undergraduate Medical
Education Committee

1992-2012 Medical Journal Peer Reviewer, International Journal of Gynecology
and Obstetrics, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Advances in Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology

1995-2001 Liaison Committee on Medical Education, ad hoc Committee Member, Team Secretary, and Editor for United States medical school accreditation site visits

1996-2001 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Examiner for Oral
Board Examination

1997-2015 United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
Examination Committee Chair/Editor/Item Review Committee,
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

2003 Group Facilitator/Editor, Women’s Health Education National Retreat,
Women’s Healthcare Education Office/Association of Professors of
Gynecology and Obstetrics

2000-2004 Vice-Regent, United States Section, International College of Surgeons

2000-2004 Vice President, United States Section, International College of
Surgeons

2004-2005 Chairman, Board of Regents, United States Section, International
College of Surgeons

2004-2010 Governor, World Body, International College of Surgeons

2005-2007 Treasurer, United States Section, International College of Surgeons

2006-2015 Board Member, National Board of Medical Examiners

2007-2010 Vice President, World Body, International College of Surgeons

2010 President, United States Section, International College of Surgeons

2011-2012 North American Federation Secretary, International College of
Surgeons

2011-2102 Medical Advisor, Operation Urban Shield, International Special
Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Crisis Training, Alameda County
Sheriff’s Office, California

2012-2013 Chair, Women’s Health Task Force, National Board of Medical
Examiners Comprehensive Review of the United States Medical
Licensing Examination

2014-present Member, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, National Board of
Medical Examiners

Research Interests
International Health—Structure of health services in Britain, China, Ghana, and
Argentina; cross cultural influences on health and illness,
disease and resource management; patient and provider
education; surgical and obstetric care in low resource
environments

Gynecology—Provision of comprehensive preventive and primary care services to
women and girls; principles of women’s health in disaster and resource
poor environments

Medical Education—Curriculum design, curriculum management, curriculum
evaluation; knowledge assessment and feedback, medical and
surgical education in resource poor environments

International Surgical/Disaster Relief—Ghana, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, China, Haiti,
Philippines

Patient Education—health maintenance, disease prevention and management of
chronic illness; obstetrics and women’s health issues

Complementary and Alternative Medicine—Evidence based practice for use in
health care; impact of culture on the
provision of health care/cultural diversity

Occupational Health—Provision of urgent/emergent care to injured employees;
reproductive hazards of the workplace; occupational risks in
women’s health

Focus of Care–LGBT+ populations including transgender gynecologic care and PreP
education

Invited Oral Presentations
215 to date

Publications, Abstracts, Posters
98 to date