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Sarah Grimley, M.D.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine; Sarah was born in Long Beach, California and moved to the Midwest when she was five years old, with her family eventually settling in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Most of her time growing up was spent going to local punk and metal shows, working, and hanging out in parking lots by the lake. Completing high school at times felt impossible, but she was fortunate enough to finish and be accepted for college at the University of Redlands in Southern California where she studied Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry. There, she found that she could use her voice and experiences to stand up for herself and the communities that she had always been silenced in. She became an activist and advocate, worked in the Pride and Women’s Centers at her university, lobbied on capitol hill, and organized protests. After graduating, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she applied for medical school and worked at a local psychiatric hospital until she accepted a position as a member of the Charter Class at UNLV School of Medicine. Throughout her life, she has both experienced firsthand and has tried to help others navigate a health system that disregards disparities faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. Now, as a part of this health system, she realized that she had the ability to tackle some of these disparities. She worked on a number of initiatives to improve care for this and other underserved populations, and ultimately created the Nevada Gender Affirming Healthcare Program which focuses on improving health outcomes for the transgender and gender expansive community in Nevada. As a result of her work within the LGBTQIA+ community, she was awarded the 2020 American Medical Association Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine award. Her ultimate goal is to build a comprehensive healthcare center that will cater to the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones, and her clinical passions include providing gender-affirming, alternative lifestyle friendly primary care to patients of all ages. Other areas in which she loves providing care include HIV medicine, mental health, addiction medicine, sexual health and family planning. Outside of medicine, she enjoys camping, playing video games, and spending time with her loved ones, her cat (D’na), and her very sassy blue heeler (Special Agent Dale Cooper).

Residency Year: Year 1