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Residency Program

Megan Swanson, MD, MPH
Megan Swanson, MD, MPH
Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship-UCSF / Stanford


Research/Clinical Interests:  Reasons for delay in accessing abortion; barriers to accessing contraception; termination of pregnancy in the setting of a fetal anomaly



Institution Degree Field of Study
2015 University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2011 University of California, San Francisco MD Medicine
2010 University of California, Berkeley MPH Maternal and Child Health
2004 Stanford University BA Biology

Research & Professional Experience

2010-2011 Research Assistant at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), UCSF. Mentored by Diana Foster, PhD
2009-2010 Graduate Student Researcher at University of California, Berkeley. Mentored by Jennifer Kerns, MD, MPH and Jody Steinauer, MD, MS

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2014 TEACH awards (Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff) - UCSF Medical Students
2006-2007 UCSF School of Medicine First Year Dean's Scholarship
2004 Departmental Honors, Human Biology, Stanford University
2003 Major Grant, Undergraduate Research Program, Stanford University


Swanson M, Snowdon S, Haller E, Wilson E, Satterfield J, Developing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Content in the Pre-Clinical Curriculum at UCSF. Abstract and Poster:

  • 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry. September 26, 2008
  • Family and Community Medicine Colloquium. UCSF. May 22, 2008
  • Education Day 2008, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. UCSF. March 31, 2008


Swanson M, DePiñeres T, Seger S, Robertson P, Walker D, Romero K, Inonog S, Latina Health Issues: A New Ob/Gyn Elective for Pre-Clinical Health Sciences Students at UCSF. Abstract and Poster accepted for Education Day 2008, sponsored by Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. UCSF. March 31, 2008

Swanson M, Trinh K, Yeaton-Massey A, Future Physicians as Change Makers: Working Towards Universal Health Care in California. Abstract and Poster accepted for 2007 American Medical Student Association's Annual National Convention. March 8, 2007


Swanson M, Karasek D, Drey E, Foster DG. Delayed pregnancy testing and second-trimester abortion: can public health interventions assist with earlier detection of unintended pregnancy? Contraception. 2014 May;89(5):400-6. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2013.12.008. Epub 2013 Dec 26. PMID: 24636226

Kerns JL, Swanson M, Pena S, Wu D, Shaffer BL, Tran SH, Steinauer JE. Characteristics of women who undergo second-trimester abortion in the setting of a fetal anomaly. Contraception. 2012 Jan;85(1):63-8. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.04.012. Epub 2011 Jun 11. PMID: 22067803