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Obstetrics, Gynecology & Gynecologic Subspecialties

Tushani D. Illangasekare, MD
Tushani D. Illangasekare, MD

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery
Clinical Instructor

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 Owens St., Ste. 380
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Location: Mission Bay Owens Street, Labor & Delivery,
UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital
Practice Phone: 415/476-4600
Fax: 415/353-2288
Academic Assistant: 415/353-7193, 415/353-2081

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Illangasekare is a full-time clinical instructor in the Department of OBGYN & RS and is primarily located at the UCSF Mission Bay Owens street clinic. Her inpatient activities include teaching and supervising a team of residents, interns and medical students in their care of Labor and Delivery patients (antepartum, intrapartum and post-partum); both ICU and non-ICU patients. Other inpatient activities include primary gynecology attending for patients undergoing both inpatient and outpatient gynecologic procedures and surgeries.

Dr. Illangasekare is the current co-director of the UCSF Labor and Delivery simulation program, which focuses on training labor and delivery staff on quality, safety and evidence-based patient care. Her non-clinical and research focus is in medical education and she spends the majority of her academic time teaching and mentoring and both medical students and residents.

Areas of interest include medical education, resident education, family planning, contraception, intimate partner violence, and surgical skills training.


2005 University of California, Davis BS Major: Genetics, Minor: Women and Gender Studies
2011 University of California, San Francisco MD Doctor of Medicine
2012 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Intern Obstetrics and Gynecology
2014 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Resident Obstetrics and Gynecology
2015 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Chief Resident Obstetrics and Gynecology

Achievements & Recognition

2001 University Dean's List Recipient, University of California, Davis
2004 Induction into Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
2005 Outstanding Senior Award for Leadership and Commitment to Community Service, University of California, Davis
2005 Genetics Department Citation Award for Academic Excellence and Laboratory Expertise, University of California, Davis
2010 Chancellor's Award for the Achievement of Women - Nomination, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
2013 UCSF School of Medicine, Outstanding Resident Student Teaching Award
2013 UCSF School of Medicine, TEACH award for Cherished Housestaff

Selected Publications

Newmann, S., Sokoloff, A., Thayaril, M., Illangasekare, T., Steinauer, J., Drey, E., “Same-Day Synthetic Osmotic Dilators Compared With Overnight Laminaria Before Abortion at 14–18 Weeks of Gestation: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol 123, p271-278. Feb 2014. PMID 24402587