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Felicia Lester, MD, MPH, UCSF Department of ObGyn & RS
Felicia Lester, MD, MPH

Interim Division Director
Obstetrics, Gynecology, Gynecologic Surgery, Family Planning

Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Faculty Well-Being

If you are a patient, please do not contact this physician by email without her prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2356 Sutter Street, J-140
San Francisco, CA 94143
Clinic Location: Mt. Zion, Mission Bay: Labor & Delivery, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital
Clinic Phone: (415) 353-3400
Clinic Fax: 415-885-7718

Research/Clinical Interest

Dr. Felicia Lester is a fellowship-trained specialist who works with women in the medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and endometrial polyps and fibroids. She also has expertise in contraception for women, adolescents and medically complex patients, the menopausal transition, abnormal pap smears, management of pregnancy loss and office-based procedures such as colposcopy, cryotherapy, loop excision, hysteroscopy, uterine aspiration, and endometrial biopsy. She has an active obstetrics practice and enjoys supporting women through their pregnancies, deliveries, and beyond.

Dr. Lester has a passion for global health and education and has developed a partnership with a university teaching hospital in Uganda through which she provides support for Ugandan Ob/Gyns and where UCSF residents rotate. She is active in the Pre-term Birth Initiative in Uganda and Kenya, which focuses on reducing the mortality and morbidity associated with preterm birth through training, simulation, and quality improvement. Her research interests include global health education, quality improvement, post-partum contraception, holistic approaches to pelvic pain, and reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.


Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
2011 Harvard University Fellowship Family Planning and Global Women's Health
2009 University of California, San Francisco Residency  
2005 University of California, San Francisco M.D.  
2003 University of California, Berkeley M.P.H., M.S. Maternal and Child Health; Health and Medical Science
1999 Mills College Certificate Post-baccalaureate/pre-med
1998 University of California, Berkeley B.A. International Health

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2016-2017 Outstanding Faculty Award in Medical Student Teaching, UCSF Department of Ob/Gyn
2009 James R. Green MD Memorial Award, UCSF Department of Ob/Gyn, San Francisco General Hospital
2005 Prize for Excellence in Student Research, Student Research Symposium in Global Health
2003 Levin Family Good Physician Award, UCSF/UCB Joint Medical Program
2003 Fellowship for Graduate Study in Health Medical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
2001 Walter and Julia Perkins Scholarship, UCB School of Public Health Alumni Association