Talia Kostick, M.D.
Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont; Born and raised in Berkeley, Talia is thrilled to be moving back to Northern California after 5 years in Vermont. As and undergraduate, she studied public health and medical anthropology at Vassar College. During this time, she coordinated an arts-based mentoring program that paired elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities with college students with learning disabilities. Growing up in California, Talia felt that learning Spanish wasn’t simply a choice but a responsibility. She moved to rural southern Mexico to work at a community-based rehabilitation center for children with disabilities and cement her Spanish language skills. Talia developed a passion for Women’s Health through volunteer work at Planned Parenthood, working as a medical translator for a non-profit that trains Central American physicians in cervical cancer screening, and from the three years she worked full-time as a birth doula prior to medical school. With a desire to know and understand her patients deeply, Talia chose Family Medicine because she believes the field inspires physicians to pay attention to the patient as a whole person—to their physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the context of their culture and community. When not at work, Talia is often found with a dog in her lap, hiking, watching documentary films, or sharing long meals with friends and family.
Residency Year: Year 3