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About Me


OBGYN provides the continuity of care with patients, medical complexity, surgical expertise, intricacy of public policy and advocacy, and inspirational colleagues that fuel my passion for this field. I initially found my drive for OBGYN while working as an anesthesia technician in college. I loved having the chance to see my own OBGYN operating, and I appreciated that my OBGYN was also my mother’s OBGYN, so she was caring for generations of women in my family. In this field, I have the opportunity to care for individual patients while advocating for reproductive justice and women’s health on a larger scale. I am particularly interested in individual and public health means for addressing disparities in Black maternal health.


I found UCSF as a second-year medical student while attending virtual residency open houses during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. I was immediately drawn to the diversity of the residents and faculty who called this program home and saw myself reflected in them. I also aligned with the program’s mission to achieve reproductive justice and address health inequities particularly impacting minoritized groups. When I completed a visiting sub-internship here, I knew this was where I wanted to train for residency. I am confident that this program will provide me the tools and support needed to incorporate medicine, research, social justice, and advocacy to best address the needs of women locally and globally. I continue to be energized by my co-residents and faculty who are so passionate about the work we do each day!

What I do outside of residency?

I enjoy spending time with my partner, family, and close friends (including my co-residents). We enjoy exploring the city together, recently taking on the 17-mile SF crosstown trail and finding new places to eat. You can find us grabbing brunch almost every weekend, especially if there will be french toast!

Schyler Edwards, MD, MA
Resident Physician - PGY 1

[email protected]

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

Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 10th Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

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 Justice, Family Planning, Racially Concordant Care, Centering Pregnancy, Sexual Health Education, Health Disparities, and Healthcare Policy



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2023 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Philadelphia, PA MD Medicine
2023 Temple University; Philadelphia, PA MA Urban Bioethics
2018 Montclair State University; Montclair, NJ BS Biology

Research & Professional Experience

2021 - 2022 Vot-ER Civic Health Fellowship
2021 Stepping Stones Scholars – Temple University, Pennsylvania
2020 Decentering Whiteness: Implications for Healthcare and Higher Education - Temple University, Pennsylvania
2020 - 2021 Program for Maternal Health Equity – Temple University, Pennsylvania
2020 - 2021 Research Associate- Center for Urban Bioethics – Temple University, Pennsylvania
2016 - 2017 Anesthesia Technician – Kennedy Hospital, New Jersey
2015 - 2018 Characterization of Isolated Actinobacteriophage – Montclair State University, New Jersey
2015 21st Century STEM Scholars – Camden County College, New Jersey

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2023 American Medical Women’s Association Healthcare Excellence Award
2022 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2022 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2021 Vot-ER Civic Health Fellow
2021 Allan Cristol, MD Endowed Scholarship Recipient
2020 Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania Knox - McGruder Scholar

Poster Presentations

EDWARDS S. Characterization of isolated Actinobacteriophage using polymerase chain reaction [Poster presented]. Eighth Annual Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Conference/New Brunswick, NJ, USA. October 07, 2016.

EDWARDS S. Characterization of isolated Actinobacteriophage using polymerase chain reaction [Poster presented]. Tenth Annual Student Research Symposium/Montclair, NJ, USA. April 15, 2016.

DeVito A, EDWARDS S, Adams E, Alkhala, S, Ambrose J, Anderson T, Argawal S, Binness A, Bohn C, Cruz E, Dhondup T, Free H, Gendelman G, Gonzaelez K, Grooms Q, Hazir, A, Helmi M, Jaipersad K, Kallush D, et al. Is olation, Characterization, and Annotation of Novel Mycobacterium Bacteriophage and Arthrobacter sp. Bacteriophage from New Jersey Soil [Poster presented]. 7th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium /Ashburn, VA, USA. June 13, 2015.

EDWARDS S, Ligsay E, Adams E, Agarawal S, Alkhalaf S, Ambrose J, Anderson T, Binness A, et al. Anno tation of Novel Bacteriophage Genomes from New Jersey Soil [Poster presented]. Ninth Annual Student Research Symposium/Montclair, NJ, USA. April 26, 2015.

Oral Presentations

Newman S, McNeil S, Santoro C, Coleman J, Holland P, Mitchell S, Gainey T, Darden N, EDWARDS S, Moon V, Herring S.. Psychotherapy for Black Birthing People during COVID-19: Village Connect [Poster presented]. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting/Boston , MA, USA. November 06, 2022.


Boni V, EDWARDS S, Koehler K, Liu M, Mcshea T, Swyryn M. Temple Students Mount Response Against the

COVID-19 Pandemic. Common Health, 1(3), 138-140. December, 2020

Branche TL, EDWARDS S, Pursnani, R. Human Sex Trafficking. Topics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 39(11), 1-5. July, 2019.


Chau T, Adebiyi L, Quainoo S, Orebayo C, Prince V, Akinyooye O, Holston K, EDWARDS S, Adu-Gyamfi K. Statement on Substance Use Disorder. Student National Medical Association Policy Statements, -(-), 1-12.April 2022.

Karkia M, Toles S, Coaxum S, Adebiyi O, Otchere P, Orebayo C, Donald A, Hassan S, Holston K, Adu-Gyamfi K, EDWARDS S. Statement. January 2022.

Butler K, EDWARDS S, Allen L, Holston K, Anderson J, Akpovi, EE. Statement on Environmental Health . Student National Medical Association Policy Statements, -(-), 1-13. April 2021.

Loi A, EDWARDS S, Boggs C, Anderson J, Akpovi, EE. Mobilize and Activate Advocacy Manual. Student National Medical Association. April 2021.

EDWARDS S, Chau T, Adu-Gyamfi K, Holston K, Anderson J, Akpovi EE, Agboghidi O Statement on Minority Tax. Student National Medical Association Policy Statements, -(-), 1-11.September 2020.