Gillian Burkhardt received a B.A. in History from Carleton College and a M.D. from the University of Minnesota. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center. Prior to joining Gynuity, she was the Maternal Health Advisor for Population Services International and worked clinically in Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Dr. Burkhardt has also lived in and managed reproductive health programs in Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Liberia. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar.