Sarah Stumbar, M.D., MPH

Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and Associate Professor

Humanities, Health, and Society

Office: AHC2 483

Phone: 305-348-7973


Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Sarah E. Stumbar, M.D., MPH, joined the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in August 2015. She teaches medical students at all stages of their training and oversees the third and fourth-year clinical curriculum. In addition, Stumbar provides health care, including expanded access to family planning services, to the underserved communities of Opa Locka and Miami Gardens through the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Program (NeighborhoodHELP). Stumbar, who has a deeply engrained commitment to social justice and reproductive health care, believes that compassionate and equitable health care can change lives and entire communities.

Stumbar has published multiple narrative essays and papers about her experiences and won numerous awards for her commitment to community health and humanistic medicine.


Residency, Social and Family Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center,Bronx, NY
M.D., Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, NY
MPH, Sexuality and Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
B.A., History of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Selected Publications

View more of Dr. Stumbar's work

    1. Stumbar S, Garba NA, de la Cruz M, Bhoite P, Holley M, Adams C, Virani A, Kale N. Sexual Health Teaching in the Family Medicine Clerkship: Results of a CERA Survey. PRiMER. 2021;5:29.
    2. Minor S, Anes M, Stumbar S. Dr Mary Edwards Walker: Physician, Civil War Surgeon, Activist. Pharos. 2021; 84(3): 9-13.
    3. Anderson F, Wells A, Levine L, Stumbar S, Maurer M. Connecting Primary Care Providers in Free Clinics with Specialists Via Telehealth:  A Pilot Program with Three Miami Clinics. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021;32(3):1102-1109.
    4. Stumbar S. Present/Lost. Fam Med. 2021; 53(3):226-226.
    5. Stumbar S, Garba NA, Stevens M, Gray E, Uchiyama E, Bhoite P. Using a Hybrid Lecture and Small Group Standardized Patient Case to Teach the Inclusive Sexual History and Transgender Care. South Med J. 2021 Jan; 114(1):17-22. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001197.

Areas of Interest and Research

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health policy
  • Health advocacy
  • Primary care