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Dr. Kavita Shah Arora is an Associate Professor with Tenure and the Division Director for General Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Her clinical, research, and education interests center around reproductive justice and ensuring evidence-based and equitable reproductive health policy, with a focus on sterilization disparities. She has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and has been funded by the NIH, HRSA, Greenwall Foundation, and Society for Family Planning. She currently serves as the Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics for the National Academy of Medicine and Chair of the national ethics committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has served on the national ethics committee of the American Medical Association, on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, and on the Governing Council for the Young Physicians Section of the American Medical Association. She was named a 40 under 40 leader in minority health by the National Minority Quality Forum.
Dr. Arora received her BS with a minor in Philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2009, she graduated with both an MD from Jefferson Medical College and a Master’s Degree in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She subsequently completed a Master’s in Science of Clinical Research at Case Western Reserve University.


Center for Bioethics, Center for Women's Health Research, Obstetrics & Gynecology


Bioethics, Health Equity, Women's Health