Dr. Livingston

Ob/Gyn Department Chair, UPMC

Dr. Livingston was born and raised in the inner city of Harrisburg, PA. She always knew she wanted to become a physician. She expressed particular interest in Women’s Health at an early age.  She started working as a candy striper at Community General Osteopathic Hospital at age 9.    

Dr. Livingston received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.  She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Livingston completed a rigorous Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.   

In 2006, she began practicing as an Ob/Gyn at UPMC Lititz. She is currently serving as the Ob/Gyn Department Chair. She is a member of the UPMC Lititz Board of Trustees. She is the highest volume female robotic surgeon in the county of Lancaster.  

Dr. Livingston is a Founding Board Member of “Patients R Waiting,” a non-profit organization that is very dear to her. The mission of Patients R Waiting is to eliminate health disparities by increasing diversity in medicine. Patients R Waiting aims to 1) increase the pipeline of minority clinicians; 2) make the pipeline of minority clinicians less leaky; and 3) support minority clinicians in practice.  

Dr. Livingston is a Co-Founder of the Diversifying Doulas Initiative which aims to improve maternal outcomes through doula support.   

Dr. Livingston is a Co-Founder of FLOW (For the Love of Women).  FLOW aims to eliminate menstrual inequity by providing free menstrual hygiene products to vulnerable women and people in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. 

Dr. Livingston was elected to Governor Shapiro’s Advisory Commission on Women. She serves as the Chair of the Healthcare Subcommittee. 

Dr. Livingston Co-Founded and Co-Chairs the UPMC Health Equity NOW Committee. The mission of UPMC Health Equity NOW is to decrease maternal morbidity and mortality in racially and ethnically diverse populations delivering in UPMC birthing hospitals.  

She is most honored to be one of the founder and president of MOKA moms (Moms of Kids Advancing – mothers of color in medicine).  

Dr. Livingston gains all her pride and joy as the wife of Ivan T. Anderson, her childhood friend and neighbor. Together, they are blessed to enjoy two daughters, Addison and Ainsley and twin boys, Ivan and Troy.  

2.45 - 4.15 PM Afternoon Break-Out 3

Wednesday Afternoon 2024

Who Is Doing the Caring Matters - Solution-Oriented Discussion About Maternal Health Equality

Provide updated maternal health data related to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Discussion regarding the root causes of health disparities and solutions to them will be examined.

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs
Choose 1 of 3 afternoon break-outs.