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Gynecologic Oncology

Megan Swanson, MD, MPH

Contact Information

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Global Health
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Public Health
  • Health Care equity and advocacy



  • UCSF/Stanford Gynecologic Oncology, Clinical Fellow 07/2015 - present
  • UCSF Department of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences, Resident Physician 06/2015
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine 05/2011
  • University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, MPH, Maternal Child Health 05/2010
  • Stanford University, BA Human Biology with Honors 12/2004


Achievements & Recognition

  • James R. Green, MD, Memorial Award, Department Ob/Gyn UCSF (2015)
  • Ryan Program Resident Award for Excellence in Family Planning (2015)
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff, UCSF School of Medicine (2014)
  • UCSF School of Medicine First Year Dean’s Scholarship (2006 – 2007)


Selected Publications

  • Swanson, M, Karasek, D, Drey, E, et al. (2014). Delayed pregnancy testing and second-trimester abortion: can public health interventions assist with earlier detection of unintended pregnancy?. Contraception, 89(5), 400-406.
  • Kerns, J L, Swanson, M, Pena, S, et al. (2012). Characteristics of women who undergo second-trimester abortion in the setting of a fetal anomaly. Contraception, 85(1), 63-8.