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Megan Swanson, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor, Gynecologic Oncology

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.

Education/Training

2004

Stanford University

BA

Human Biology with Honors

2010

University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health

MPH

Maternal Child Health

2011

University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine

MD

Medicine

2015

UCSF Department of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences

Residency

Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences

2019

University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship

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