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“Growing up in the 79th State Assembly District helped me understand the continuing challenges of people of color and underserved communities in California.”

– Dr. Akilah Weber

“Growing up in the 79th State Assembly District helped me understand the continuing challenges of people of color and underserved communities in California.”

- Dr. Akilah Weber

Dr. Akilah Weber is a medical doctor, educator, City Councilmember, San Diego native, and mom to two young boys. 

Dr. Weber is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, and she is the founder and director of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Division at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. She also leads the adolescent gynecology program at UC San Diego Health, and she serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSD.

Dr. Weber has served on the La Mesa City Council since 2018 where she’s worked to implement the city’s Climate Action Plan and championed the creation of a both a Community Police Oversight Board and the La Mesa homelessness task force. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Dr. Weber has also been on the frontlines of the city’s efforts to protect public health. Her long record of community activism includes serving on the boards of La Mesa Conversations and the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club, and volunteering as the science coordinator for the Links to STEM program for children who are underrepresented in STEM fields. 

Dr. Weber grew up in the Oak Park neighborhood of San Diego and graduated from Encanto Elementary School and Gompers Secondary School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and her Medical degree from the University of Rochester Medical School. Dr. Weber completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Chicago Cook County Hospital and her fellowship in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Weber, and her husband, Dennis, live in La Mesa, with their boys, Kadir and Jalil, and their rescue dog, Shaka. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated.