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Obstetrics, Gynecology & Gynecologic Subspecialties

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

Obstetrics, Gynecology, Gynecologic Surgery, Family Planning
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Gynecologic Services

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2356 Sutter Street, J-140
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Location: Mt. Zion, Labor & Delivery, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital
Practice Phone: 415/885-7788
Fax: 415/353-9509
Academic Assistant: 415/353-7193; 415/353-2081

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
1994-1998 University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts, Highest Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: International Health
1998-1999 Mills College, Oakland, CA Post Baccalaureate Pre-medical Curriculum
2000-2003 University of California, Berkeley M.P.H.; M.S. Maternal and Child Health; Health and Medical Science
2000-2005 University of California, San Francisco M.D. Joint Medical Program

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2000-2003 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
2003 Levin Family Good Physician Award, UCSF/UCB Joint Medical Programe
2005 Prize for Excellence in Student Research, Student Research Symposium in Global Health
2009 James R. Green MD Memorial Award, UCSF Department of OB/Gyn, San Francisco General Hospital