Robert Weatherford, HMS

Robert Weatherford, HMS

Robert Weatherford, HMS

Robert is currently a third-year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. He grew up amidst the mountains and plains of Wyoming where he received his BA in English and Spanish at the University of Wyoming before completing a teaching Fulbright fellowship in Spain. Upon returning to the United States, his sense of vocation was born when he found employment at a primary care clinic for the homeless in Oregon, a job where he assisted with women’s healthcare and worked with Latinos. He subsequently went to Johns Hopkins University to complete a post-baccalaureate premedical program and did research alongside a maternal-fetal medicine obstetrician in Baltimore prior to starting medical school. His professional passion still lies in obstetrics, and he plans to work clinically in maternal-fetal medicine and with Hispanic families and to focus his research and advocacy on reducing maternal mortality in the United States and guaranteeing equitable access to reproductive healthcare. His avocations include improving his swimming technique, relishing Shakespeare’s plays and critical works written about them, and learning about the world and its peoples through languages, history, and politics.