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Megan Swanson, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor, Gynecologic Oncology

Mailing Address:

Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Dept of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences
490 Illinois Street, Floor 10, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

Academic Phone:

415-885-7561 /415-885-7204

Academic Fax:


Research/Clinical Interests: 

Dr. Swanson's previous research focused on optimizing reproductive health care, especially abortion care for low-income women, both in the United States and abroad. She spent 2016-2017 in Kampala, Uganda on a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship working on a project to improve access to cervical cancer care. Megan hopes to pursue a career in gynecologic oncology with a niche in international advocacy for women with cervical cancer.



Stanford University


Human Biology with Honors


University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health


Maternal Child Health


University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine




UCSF Department of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences


Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences


University of California, San Francisco


Gynecologic Oncology

Achievements & Recognition

2004    Departmental Honors, Human Biology, Stanford University
2007    UCSF School of Medicine First Year Dean’s Scholarship
2014    Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff, UCSF School of Medicine
2015    Ryan Program Resident Award for Excellence in Family Planning
2015    James R. Green, MD, Memorial Award, Department Ob/Gyn UCSF
2016    Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Department Ob/Gyn
2016    UC Global Health Institute and the NIH Fogerty International Center, GloCal Health                  Fellowship

Selected Publications

Nakalembe, M., Makanga, P., Mubiru, F., Swanson, M., Martin, J., & Huchko, M. (2019). Prevalence, correlates, and predictive value of high-risk human papillomavirus mRNA detection in a community-based cervical cancer screening program in western Uganda. Infectious Agents and Cancer, 14, 14-14.

Swanson, M., Ibrahim, S., Blat, C., Oketch, S., Olwanda, E., Maloba, M., & Huchko, M. J. (2018). Evaluating a community-based cervical cancer screening strategy in Western Kenya: a descriptive study. BMC Women's Health, 18(1), 116-116.

Swanson, M., Ueda, S., Chen, L., Huchko, M. J., Nakisige, C., & Namugga, J. (2018). Evidence-based improvisation: Facing the challenges of cervical cancer care in Uganda. Gynecologic Oncology Reports, 24, 30-35.

Swanson, M., Gimei, P., Huchko, M. (2017). Rethinking the ASCO Resource-Stratified Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines in the Context of Existing Health Infrastructure in Basic Settings. Journal of Global Oncology, 4, 1-3