Luu Ireland grew up in the suburbs of Southern California and attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles (go Bruins!) where she completed a B.S. in Physiologic Science. Antsy after those pre-med years, she spent 3 years working as a Community/Labor Organizer for immigrant and low-wage workers in Los Angeles. During this time, she witnessed firsthand the struggles of the working class to obtain quality health care. Inspired, she moved to New York City, where she completed her Masters in Public Health in Population and Family Health at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Following this, she returned to the University of California, Los Angeles to complete her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Her interest in Public Health and Medicine merged into a passion for women’s reproductive health care, and at this intersection, her love of Obstetrics and Gynecology was born. Luu completed residency training in OB/GYN at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island / Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and Fellowship in Family Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Luu currently serves on faculty as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her clinic practice focuses on obstetrics (loves catching those babies), general gynecology, family planning, miscarriage management, contraception among women with complex medical conditions, postpartum contraception, adolescent health care, and reproductive health advocacy. She helps coordinate the Ryan Residency Program at UMass to deliver didactic and surgical training in Family Planning for medical students, OB/GYN, and Family Medicine residents. Luu also serves as the Course Director for the Women’s Health Elective at UMMS.