Fellows

2021-2022

Aaron Gale, MD

Aaron Gale, MD

Dr. Aaron Gale will be starting his fellowship on August 1st, 2021. Aaron completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University with a BA in Environmental Sciences in 2010. He also received his MS in Global Medicine from USC Keck School of Medicine in 2013. Following this, he attended the Sackler School of Medicine, NY State/American Program in Tel Aviv, Israel and graduated with his MD degree in 2018. His interest in family medicine led him to his residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT where he graduated in 2021. After his fellowship, Aaron plans to pursue working with underserved populations, either with an FQHC or internationally in developing countries.

He lists some of his medical interests, other than obstetrics, as palliative care, mental health and wellness, global health, and caring for underserved populations. Before medical school he participated in development work in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Haiti. While studying in Israel he also worked extensively with Physicians for Human Rights supporting Palestinian communities throughout the West Bank. Aside from academics, his other interests include skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and playing board games and pinball. He learned Spanish during an early residency elective in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, and has continued to work with Spanish-speaking patients throughout the remainder of residency."

Talia Kostick, MD

Talia Kostick, MD

Talia attended Vassar College, where she studied public health and medical anthropology, graduating with a BA in 2008. Prior to graduating from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine in 2018, she worked at a community-based rehabilitation center for children with disabilities in rural Oaxaca, as a medical translator for a non-profit that trains Central American physicians in cervical cancer screening and treatment, and as a full-time birth doula for three years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion for women’s health, end-of-life care, and working in medically-underserved communities led her to residency at Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, CA, where she graduated in 2021. During residency, Talia created a quality improvement project to increase early screening for gestational diabetes, trained as a medical evaluator for asylum-seeking refugees, and completed an advanced training and leadership program for Continuing Reproductive Education in Advanced Training Efficacy (CREATE). Some of Talia’s professional interests, other than obstetrics, include MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) for those struggling with substance-use disorder, reproductive health access, psychiatric care, infectious disease, and end-of-life care. When not at work, Talia is often found with a dog in her lap, hiking, watching documentary films, or sharing long meals with friends and family.

Fellowship Director

Carl Whittaker, MD
University of Utah, DFPM
375 Chipeta Way, Ste A
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Email: cwhittaker@chc-ut.org

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Heather McComber
375 Chipeta Way, Ste A
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
heather.mccomber@hsc.utah.edu