Versha Pleasant, M.D., M.P.H.

Versha Pleasant, M.D., M.P.H, is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology who specializes in cancer genetics and breast health. Before entering medical school, Pleasant completed an HIV/AIDS Program Management Fellowship for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Rwanda and was later recruited to the CDC in Cote d'Ivoire to continue her work in HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency and cancer genetics fellowship at Michigan Medicine. She is deeply interested in health disparities, particularly in breast cancer and genetic testing barriers facing Black women.

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Doctor in white car with child looking out the window
Health Lab
Black Skin, White Coat
Obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Versha Pleasant writes about her experience as a Black woman in America in a letter to her son that she wrote in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Medicine at Michigan
Faculty Perspective: Black Skin, White Coat
A physician responds to systemic racism.