Stephanie A. Bamidele, MD
Stephanie, the daughter of a Nigerian father and African-American mother, grew up in the Lynwood/Compton community and attended schools in South Central Los Angeles. She has wanted to become a doctor since the early age of three after suffering from lead poisoning. In the relentless pursuit of this lifelong dream, Stephanie received her undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and medical degree from the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. She then went on to pursue both her family medicine residency and integrative medicine fellowship training right here at the Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program.
Stephanie is passionate about teaching, mentorship, education pathways programs, and increasing BIPOC representation in the health professions. She is committed to providing holistic, patient-centered care to those most in need, partnering with, educating, and advocating for her patients. In addition to medical education, pathways programs, underserved, and integrative medicine, her other interests include culinary medicine with a focus on ethnic cuisine (food as medicine), group medical visits, lifestyle medicine, manual medicine, POCUS, and unlocking the mysteries of clinical efficiency. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys cooking, writing stories, honing her Spanish, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends, including her two furry cat daughters.