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Gynecologic Oncology

Megan Swanson, MD, MPH
Megan Swanson, MD, MPH

Clinical Fellow, 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.



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

Anticipated 2019

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

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

Swanson, M., Karasek, D, Drey, E, et al. Delayed pregnancy testing and second-trimester abortion: can public health interventions assist with earlier detection of unintended pregnancy? Contraception Journal, 2014, May. 89(5): 400-406.

Kerns, J L, Swanson, M., Pena, S, et al. Characteristics of women who undergo second-trimester abortion in the setting of a fetal anomaly. Contraception Journal, 2012, Jan; 85(1): 63-8. PMID: 22067809.