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Residency Program


I chose to become a physician with the hope that I wouldn’t have to choose between being a scientist, a coach, a teacher, a student, an advocate, or a public servant. It became quickly apparent that OBGYN had the unique blend of everything I had wished for in this profession and more: I could be scientist studying ovarian cancer in the lab, or a coach supporting a woman through a difficult labor course. I could both teach and learn from the patients and from interdisciplinary teams that are essential to care for women. I could use my voice to unapologetically advocate for reproductive rights, or work around a complicated healthcare system to provide necessary services for underserved women. I feel truly lucky to be an OBGYN!

Although I have absolutely loved my last eight years in the Midwest, it is a dream come true to be home in the Bay Area to train at UCSF. I am thrilled to join an institution that values evidence-based practice, education, research, and caring for the underserved— all within a city full of so much culture, delicious food, and beautiful architecture. Outside of residency, I plan to take advantage of proximity to some of my favorite people (shout out to Mom and Dad!) and the *greatest baseball team of all time (*not the Giants, contrary to popular belief– go A’s!). In my free time, I can also be found running and enjoying the outdoors, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, or enthusiastically petting any and all dogs willing to accept my love until I’m able to get my own!

Pamela Peters, MD
Pamela Peters, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 1

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
550 16th Street, 7th Floor
OBGYN, Mailstop 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143-0132

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (415) 206 - 3061 (415) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Ovarian cancer, HPV & cervical cancer, palliative care, health disparities, reproductive justice, single payer healthcare systems



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2017 The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine – Chicago, IL MD Medicine
2013 Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO BA

Biology: Neuroscience and History

Research & Professional Experience

2014-2017 Researcher at The University of Chicago: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Gynecologic Oncology – the role of the microenvironment in ovarian cancer chemosensitivity and disease progression; genetic variants in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
2017 Researcher at The University of Chicago: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Gynecologic Oncology – patient factors influencing decision making of gynecologic cancer patients with malignant bowel obstruction
2017 Researcher at The University of Chicago: Department of Radiation Oncology – factors influencing cervical cancer outcomes with focus on demographics, tumor subtypes, and treatment
2014-2016 AAMC Central Region Legislative Affairs Delegate of the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
2013-2014 Co-Director of Leadership Board, Maria Shelter Free Clinic in Chicago, IL
2013 Senior Honors Thesis at Washington University in St. Louis: Department of Neurology— ERK-mediated regulation of amyloid-β in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease


Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2016 Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, The University of Chicago
2016 Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society, The University of Chicago
2014 The Joseph B. Kirsner Research Award for Excellence, The University of Chicago
2013 Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Washington University in St. Louis
2013 Inducted into Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, Washington University in St. Louis


Theophanous, C., Peters P.N., O’Brien, P., Cousineau, M. 2017, February. “What Do Medical Students Think about Healthcare Policy Education?”. Innovations in Medical Education Conference. Los Angeles, California.

Lu, E, Wiskel, T, Cales, E, Ferguson, A, Gillet, V, Liu, Y, Munroe, E, Peters, P.N., Tripp, R, Babcock, C. 2014, September. “Reproductive Health Needs Assessment in an Adult, Urban, Emergency Department.” Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (AHRP) Annual Reproductive Health Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina.


Peters, P. N., Schryver, E. M., Lengyel, E., Kenny, H. Modeling the Early Steps of Ovarian Cancer Dissemination in an Organotypic Culture of the Human Peritoneal Cavity. J. Vis. Exp. (106), e53541, doi:10.3791/53541 (2015).