Barbi Phelps-Sandall, MD
- The Ohio State University
- University of Cincinnati
Barbi Phelps-Sandall, MD grew up in the Cleveland suburbs. Her memories of visits with loving grandparents, cousins and good friends are endearing to her. She traveled throughout the United States and Europe as a teenager with “Up WIth People.” Ohio State was the site of undergraduate work and she earned degrees in Biology and Dental Hygiene. She received a Master’s in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati. While living in Cincinnati she worked as a dental research technician at Procter and Gamble, and taught dental hygiene at a community college. Moving to California was an exciting change from the Midwest. Her graduate studies continued at CSU in Sacramento. During that time she taught at Sacramento City College and UC San Francisco.
Dr. Phelps-Sandall attended medical school at UCLA, and performed internship and residency in OB/GYN at Santa Clara Kaiser. Her interest in Integrative Medicine led her to the fellowship program at the University of Arizona under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Weil. She participated in the Leadership Program in Integrative Medicine at Duke University.
She is trained in gyn robotic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. She is also trained in in-office Cynosure laser procedures, which include Mona Lisa Touch (vaginal rejuvenation) Tempsure (skin tightening) Picosure (skin rejuvenation) and Vectus (permanent hair removal).
Her leadership roles include serving as Chairperson of OB/GYN at El Camino Hospital, and membership of the Medical Executive Board of Silicon Valley Surgery Center, President of Palo Alto Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and President of a local PEO chapter and the Santa Clara County PEO Reciprocity Bureau.
Volunteer work includes a week working in Haiti shortly after the earthquake (2010), participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk (2010, 2018, & 2019) and participating in the Avon39 (2012-2017). Walking 72 miles of the Camino de Santiago Compostela (Spain) was so inspiring that it lead to a second pilgrimage of 182 miles in 2017 carrying the names of 100 cancer victims for their recognition.
Personal interests: reading (history, biographies and the classics.) Physical fitness (spinning, Pilates, yoga, jogging, hiking.) Scuba diving (Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and the Galapagos Islands.) Animals (two wonderful pups: Berkeley and Sweet Pea, a little rescue pup from Mexico.)
Dr. Phelps-Sandall has board certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and maintains yearly certification.