Sally Nalesnik, MD – OBGYN Clerkship Director
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Dr. Sally Nalesnik, a board-certified OB-GYN specialist offering the full range of services, is Clinical Director of OB-GYN Research and Education at Kern Medical.
Dr. Nalesnik received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and her medical doctor degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She completed her OB-GYN Internship and Residency Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. A Bakersfield native, she is a former lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, where she served as a flight surgeon and as an OB-GYN in Germany. She is a member of the OB-GYN Associate Faculty Clinical Associate Professor at UCLA and Ross University.
Dr. Nalesnik is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has been published many times in peer-review publications and abstracts. She has been honored for her work both as a civilian doctor and military officer. She has participated in humanitarian missions to Guatemala, 2014-16.
She was recognized as 2015 Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty of the Year at Kern Medical and received the 2007 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist ACOG Community Service Award. She has been a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society since 1996
Dr. Nalesnik is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. She is vice president of the Jim Burke Education Foundation Board of Directors and a board member of the Kern County Basque Club.
Dr. Nalesnik is married, with three children and three dogs. Born and raised in Bakersfield, she wanted to be doctor as early as kindergarten. She returned home after her military service.
Certificates and Affiliations
- American Board of Obstetrics
- Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
- Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
- Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – University of California, Los Angeles
- Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Ross University School of Medicine