Our Providers

Our providers work together as a team to provide comprehensive care to all patients at RSVP. You can be confident that your immediate concerns and needs will be addressed, even if your doctor or provider isn't available. Our team approach also allows for collaborative care, which simply means we communicate when needed about a patient's needs, diagnosis, and treatment plan to ensure a better quality of care.

RSVP Doctors

Dr. Joseph Rose 

Dr. Rose is a board certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist.

He is a native of the Bay Area but has lived in the Caribbean, England, and NYC. He is a sports fan, especially Formula 1 Racing, enjoys the outdoors, and loves to cook food from across the world. Dr. Rose is married with two daughters and a son, all born at John Muir. He has two Staffordshire Bull Terriers named Bacon & Eggs. In 2019, he was awarded the "Doc that Rocks" award by L&D staff for his teamwork and collaboration. 

Professional Interests: Minimal intervention in the birth process, hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, and minimally invasive & robotic gynecologic surgeries. 

Education: University of California, Berkeley 

                   Medical School- University of Michigan

                   Residency- University of Florida

Dr. Janine Senior 

Dr. Senior is a board certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. She has been practicing in Walnut Creek and John Muir Hospital since 1992. Dr. Senior has two young adult children. In her spare time, she likes to maintain her healthy lifestyle with running, diet, and good friends.

Professional Interests: Menopause, women's preventive health, and gynecological surgery.

Education: Vassar College BA

                   Medical- University of Cincinnati College of                                               Medicine

                  Residency- University of Florida

Dr. Madhavi Vemulapalli 

Dr. V, as she is known, is a board certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. She was raised in Michigan and knew early on she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. After becoming a doctor, she moved to the Bay Area with her husband. They have three daughters and a son, all of whom were delivered at John Muir Hospital. Her experience as a patient was wonderful and prompted her desire to work at John Muir to provide the same experience to others. In 2013, was awarded the "Doc that Rocks" award by L&D staff for her teamwork and collaboration. 

Professional Interests: Infertility, 

Education: Michigan State University

                   Medical- The American University of the Caribbean

                   Residency: Providence Hospital, Michigan

Dr. Rusna Jhita

Rusna Jhita was born in Southall, England to Punjabi Sikh parents of East African descent. In the early 90s, her parents immigrated to Orange County, California.

Rusna pursued her passion for medicine at St. George’s University in the Caribbean, and following graduation, completed her OB/GYN residency at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. She is the recipient the Wayne State Medical School Resident Teaching Award and CREOG achievement award. Rusna was later appointed as the administrative chief in her senior year of residency, and was awarded the program’s Outstanding Resident in Gynecologic Oncology. 

As a California native and frequent Bay Area visitor, she is incredibly excited to become a part of the Walnut Creek community. In her spare time, enjoys spending time with her friends and family, making charcuterie boards and floral arrangements, and going on hikes with her fiancé and their rescue pup, Kibo.

Professional Interests: Minimally invasive GYN surgery including using the Da Vinci Xi for laparoscopy, vaginal hysterectomy, hysteroscopy & cytoscopy  

Education:  University of California, Irvine

                    Medical-St. George’s University in the Caribbean

                     Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Michigan

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Advance Practice Providers

Midwives, Nurse Practitioners,
& Physician Assistants 
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Lauren Abrahamson CNM

Certified Nurse-Midwife

Lauren A, also known as LA in the office, is a Certified Nurse- Midwife, RN, and Nurse Practitioner. With a background of 8 yrs in critical care nursing, Lauren's experiences of honoring the physiological processes during end-of-life led her to midwifery, where she supports the magical physiological processes of the beginning of life. She is a California Bay Area native, and lives with her husband, two sons, and two cats.  She loves fitness, dancing and podcasts. 

Professional Interests: positive birth experiences with shared-decision making, sexual health, holistic approaches to anxiety and depression, birth partner education, global health

Education: University of San Francisco

                    Samuel Merritt University

                     Georgetown University  

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Anna Ameli WHNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner 

Anna is a board certified women's & adult health Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Arizona, she now lives in Walnut Creek with her husband and two daughters. Anna enjoys traveling and a good glass of wine. 

Professional Interests: a holistic approach to healthcare, contraception care, and young adults. 

Education: Westmont College

                   Vanderbilt University 

Hope Rubin PA

Physician's Assistant 

Hope is a nationally certified Physician Assistant. She has worked in Women's health for over 30 years, with 20 years in the East Bay. 

 She lives in Walnut Creek with her parrot Samantha and feral cat Frasier. Her passions include hiking, traveling & scuba diving, and nature journaling with watercolor and pencil. 

Professional Interests: Aging healthily, sexual health at any stage of life. 

Education: Touro College NYC

                   University of Nebraska

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Lauren Lockwood CNM

Certified Nurse-Midwife, Women's Health NP

Lauren is licensed as Certified Nurse Midwife, RN, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in women's health since the age of 22, including as a labor & delivery Nurse. She teaches classes for pregnancy and post partum and teaches other healthcare providers about diastasis rectus and safe exercise in the perinatal period.

 She lives in Oakland with her husband, 3 sons, & multiple pets. She loves the outdoors,  gardening, & home improvement projects. 

Professional Interests: Supporting physiological birth within the hospital, postpartum care, exercise in pregnancy, mental healthcare, vaginal health & transgender care. 

Education: Samuel Merritt University                              University of California, SF

Kaitlyn Routzen CNM

Certified Nurse-Midwife, Women's Health NP

Kaitlyn is a Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse
Practitioner whose experience has spanned the perinatal spectrum, starting with
her work as a doula and labor and delivery nurse. She is passionate about
providing inclusive healthcare and empowering folks to understand, nourish, and heal their own bodies. 
She lives in the Outer Sunset of San Francisco with her husband. She loves
exploring the great outdoors and traveling the globe along with discussing new
exotic recipes and birth stories.

Professional Interests: holistic approaches to fertility and preconception, supporting physiologic birth and informed consent, nutrition in reproductive health, and sexual health.

Education: St. Mary's University 

                   San Francisco State University                          University of California, SF