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Tierney Allen, M.D.

Eastern Virginia Medical School; Tierney grew up in Walnut Creek and stayed in the East Bay area for her undergraduate education in Environmental Health at UC Berkeley. During her time at UC Berkeley, she worked in the free clinic at Glide Memorial in San Francisco, which sparked her passion for healthcare for the underserved. She took several years to work after graduation, during which she was employed as an HIV Test Counselor in San Francisco, and also lived and worked in rural Colorado and New York City. Medical school brought her to explore another part of the country: Norfolk, Virginia. While adjusting to and embracing life in the southeast, she found time to immerse herself in the leadership of the EVMS student-run free clinic and to start a medical humanities book club. She was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Though she was introduced to the joy of family medicine later in her medical school career, she immediately found family medicine was a natural fit for her broad interests and desire to provide comprehensive, longitudinal care for vulnerable populations. Her professional interests include women’s health, HIV medicine and medical education. She is ecstatic to be moving back to the Bay Area and to train at Santa Rosa, with its long history of full-scope family medicine and passionate, friendly people. Outside medicine, she loves the outdoors, road trips, tennis, cooking and a good board game or trivia.

Alumni Year: 2019