Carla V. Wicks, MD


Clinical Instructor

Clinical Science

Dr. Carla Wicks is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center. As a Clinical Instructor at KPSOM, Dr. Wicks serves as a mentor and advisor for medical students, centering those who are underrepresented in medicine. Her practice focuses on infertility, pediatric gynecology, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Wicks also currently serves as the Medical Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity for The Permanente Medical Group in Northern California, aligning the intentions, practices, and actions of the caregivers to meet the particular needs of the patients in the communities they serve. Throughout her service as medical director, Dr. Wicks has implemented strategies, developed programming, set guidelines and recommendations, and served as a subject matter expert for culturally responsive care and inclusion in care delivery. She cherishes the opportunities the OB/GYN field offers to educate and empower women regarding their health, and she remains dedicated to serving diverse and underserved communities.

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Education and Training

BS, Northwestern University
MD, Howard University College of Medicine
Postdoctoral training
Internship, Residency, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Professional Positions

Partner Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center
Site Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center
Assistant Chief of Staff, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center
Assistant Physician in Chief for Care Experience, Care Availability & Diversity
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Regional Medical Director for Equity, Inclusion & Diversity (EID)
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Clinical Instructor, Clinical Science
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

Leadership Academy Cohort II
The Permanente Medical Group
Harvard University Executive Leadership Program

Community Engagement

Chair, Board Member
The Links, Incorporated
Bay Area Councilmember
National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
Co-Sponsor, Collaborator, Speaker
Kaiser Permanente Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

Scholarly Activities

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts
  • Burks-Wicks C, Cohen M, Fallbacher J, N Taylor R, Wieser F. A Western primer of Chinese herbal therapy in endometriosis and infertility. Womens Health (Lond). 2005;1(3):447-463. doi:10.2217/17455057.1.3.447