Margaret Kini, MD

Physician, CommUnity Care, Austin, Texas; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School, Austin, Texas

Dr. Kini earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed a family medicine residency and an obstetric and women’s health fellowship at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Massachusetts. After serving in Lawrence for several years as faculty for the family medicine residency and director of the fellowship, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she was director of women’s health curriculum and training at the University of Texas Southwestern Family Medicine Residency. She currently practices full-spectrum family medicine with a focus on women’s reproductive health. In addition to caring for patients in a community health center system that serves patients who have limited access to medical care, she is an assistant professor at Dell Medical School in Austin. Outside of her formal practice of family medicine, Dr. Kini has worked toward policy changes within the Texas Academy of Family Physicians to increase long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) training for family medicine residents, and to incorporate family planning into all primary care visits. She presented initiatives related to these goals to the Texas AFP, and they were accepted.

Currently, Dr. Kini serves as Medical Director for the Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas, an organization that oversees funding and quality assurance for Title X clinics in Texas. She has previously served as the Texas network coordinator for the Reproductive Health Access Project, an organization committed to integrating full-spectrum, high-quality family planning services into primary care. In addition, Dr. Kini volunteered as medical director for Safe Place’s Eloise House, an outpatient facility established to provide a more comfortable space for victims of sexual assault to be evaluated outside of the emergency room. Committee memberships Dr. Kini has held include the Maternal Infant Outreach Program for the Travis County Department of Health, the University of Texas Social Medicine Program steering committee, the Healthy Families Program steering committee for the Travis County Department of Health, and the Texas AFP Public Health committee.