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About Me

My interest in Obstetrics and Gynecology began after being exposed to the lack of reproductive healthcare in my grandparents’ rural community in East Africa. Those same health disparities were reflected in underserved areas in Northern California during my clinical experiences as a medical student. I knew that as an OB/GYN I could use my personal experiences and authentic commitment to serve others to provide longitudinal and holistic reproductive care for women in similar communities. I hope to continue to understand the various aspects of women’s health and build meaningful, trusting relationships with my patients.

UCSF physicians demonstrate their commitment to patients through quality healthcare, advocacy, and research. This hospital offers an amazing training environment with faculty and staff who are dedicated to the growth of their trainees, universal promotion of diversity and inclusion within the workforce and patient population, and an array of social justice and global health opportunities. Transitioning from the role of a learner to a provider at UCSF gives me the opportunity to learn and thrive in a supportive environment that values physicians who strive to be community leaders and patient advocates. I am beyond excited to be a part of the UCSF OB/GYN family!

When I’m not in the hospital, I enjoy spending my time with family and friends while conquering new hiking trails, indulging in delicious foods in SF restaurants, or taking day trips to explore nearby cities. When I’m home, I love to try out new baking recipes or find a quiet place to read and cuddle up with my dog, Nico.

Alisha Othieno, MD
Alisha Othieno, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 4

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive health disparities, Global health, Surgical education, Hereditary gynecologic cancers, Contraceptive counseling, Adolescent medicine, Health education



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2020 University of California, Davis School of Medicine; Sacramento, CA MD Medicine
2015 California State University, East Bay; Hayward, CA   Post-Baccalaureate Program
2013 University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA BA Integrative Biology, minor in Education

Research & Professional Experience

2019-2020 Student Researcher, Department of Surgical Oncology; UC Davis School of Medicine – Secondary breast cancer in young adult survivors; Detection of invasive lobular carcinoma.
2018-2019 Student Researcher, Department of Internal Medicine; UC Davis School of Medicine – Benign Recurrent Intrahepatic Cholestasis.
2017-2018 Student Researcher, Department of Orthopedic Hand Surgery; Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California Hand Clinic – Kinematic Analysis of the Thumb for Children with Congenital Thumb Polydactyly.
2017-2020 Member, Admissions Ranking Committee; UC Davis School of Medicine
2016-2020 Clinical Research Intern, Kaiser Permanente CREST Network
2016-2017 Women’s Clinic Co-Director, Imani Student-Run Clinic; UC Davis School of Medicine
2016-2017 Vice President, Student National Medical Association (SNMA); UC Davis School of Medicine
2015-2016 Senior Clinical Research Assistant, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2020 Outstanding Medical Student In Obstetrics & Gynecology, UC Davis School of Medicine
2019 Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2019 Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society
2019 National Finalist, American College of Physicians Annual Abstract Competition; Philadelphia, PA
2018 First Place Award, American College of Physicians Northern California Clinical Vignette Competition; Santa Clara, CA
2017 Community Service Merit Award, Sacramento Community Cancer Coalition
2017 Medical Student Research Fellowship Award, UC Davis School of Medicine
2016 The Permanente Medical Group Medical Student Scholarship Award, Kaiser Permanente Oakland
2015 Pre-Professional Health Academic Program Merit Award, CSU East Bay

Poster Presentations

OTHIENO AA, McNamara B, Chapman J. The impact of BMI on interval cytoreduction and survival for advanced ovarian cancer. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting. June 2021 (Virtual). Poster Presentation

OTHIENO AA, Sauder CAM, Shakeri SA. (2020, March). Pre-operative detection rate of invasive lobular carcinoma with ultrasound guidance versus magnetic resonance imaging. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the UC Davis School of Medicine Poster Day, Sacramento, CA.

OTHIENO AA, Pugashetti JV, Gong R, Signoff E. (2019, April). Follow the Yellow BRICk Road. Poster session presented at the annual American College of Physicians National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

OTHIENO AA, Pugashetti JV, Gong R, Signoff E. (2018, November). Follow the Yellow BRICk Road. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians Northern Chapter Conference, Santa Clara, CA.

OTHIENO AA, Curran P, James M. (2018, March). Kinematic Analysis of the Thumb for Children with Congenital Thumb Polydactyly. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Student Research Fellowship Poster Day, Sacramento, CA.


Kay AH, OTHIENO AA, Boscardin J, Chen LL, Alvarez EA, Swanson M, Ueda S, Chen LM, Chapman JS. The past, present, and future of opioid prescribing: Perioperative opioid use in gynecologic oncology patients after laparotomy at a single institution from 2012 to 2021. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2023 Mar 28:46:101172. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2023.101172. eCollection 2023 Apr. PMID: 37065538

Huang D, OTHIENO AA, Huang D, Lehrman E, Ito TE. Repair of isthmocele following embolization of uterine arteriovenous malformation. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2023 Dec;30(12):948-949. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2023.10.002. Epub 2023 Oct 10. PMID: 37827235

Abel MK, Morgan T, OTHIENO AA, Angeles, A, Goldman, M. Gynecological management of the breast cancer survivor. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 Jun:82:69-80. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2022.01.013. Epub 2022 Feb 16. PMID: 35430162

Sauder CAM, Li Q, OTHIENO AA, Cruz D, Arora M, Bold RJ, Meyers FJ, Keegan THM. Characteristics and Outcomes for Secondary Breast Cancer in Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Treated with Radiation..Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Sep;29(9):1767-1774. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0260.PMID: 32847936

Vinson DR, Engelhart DC, Bahl D, OTHIENO AA, Abraham AS, Huang J, Reed ME, Swanson WP, Clague VA, Cotton DM, Krauss WC, Mark DG. Presyncope increases risk for intensive care in emergency department patients with acute pulmonary embolism. West J Emerg Med. 2020. doi:10.5811/westjem.2020.2.45028.

OTHIENO AA, Isaacs DJ, Vinson DR, Levis JT. ECG Diagnosis: Brugada Syndrome. Perm J. 2019;23. doi: 10.7812/TPP/19.044. Epub 2019 Oct 18. PMID: 31926577.

Vinson DR, Isaacs DJ, OTHIENO AA, Liu TI. Improving first shock success in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing electrical cardioversion. Europace. 2019 May 1;21(5):833. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz025. PMID: 30897611.

Abraham AS, OTHIENO AA, Huang J, Reed ME, Mark DG, Vinson DR. Screening for and Treatment of Submassive Pulmonary Embolism in Community Emergency Departments in the U.S. Acad Emerg Med. 2018;25(S1): S28-29.