Sarah Schear

Sarah Schear, MD, MS
Pediatric Resident Physician, Children’s National Medical Center

Sarah is a pediatric resident physician at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and a graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program.

Prior to medical school, Sarah completed her B.A. in Anthropology at Amherst College and a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship in North India. She also worked with a psychiatrist in rural Alabama running supportive programs for vulnerable youth and older adults, and with the ACLU of Southern California’s Reproductive Justice and Jails Projects. In medical school, she completed a Master’s thesis examining barriers and strategies for palliative care service expansion in India.

Sarah’s love for communities in India, Alabama and California on the front lines of climate change motivated her to join the fight for climate justice. She is passionate about supporting medical trainees’ collective participation in the climate movement. As a founding Advocacy Co-Chair of MS4SF, she coordinated the development of MS4SF’s Principles and advocacy strategy. She helped lead MS4SF’s Earth Day 2020 and Election 2020 campaigns. She is also co-Founder of Climate Health Now, a network of health professionals organizing for climate action in California, and a founding Co-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 1 Committee on Climate Change and Health.

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