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George Sawaya, M.D.

Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. George Sawaya is an obstetrician-gynecologist and an associate professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. His main research interest is in cervical cancer screening with particular interest in screening older women, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility as well as new approaches to population-based screening. He is the director San Francisco General Hospital's Colposcopy and Cervical Dysplasia Clinic.

Sawaya earned a medical degree at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, his internship and residency at UCSF and a fellowship in UCSF's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is a lecturer and author or coauthor of articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

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Additional Languages

French

Education

Vanderbilt 1990

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Henderson JT, Yu JM, Harper CC, Sawaya GF. U.S. clinicians' perspectives on less frequent routine gynecologic examinations. Prev Med. 2014 May; 62:49-53.
  2. Huchko MJ, Woo V, Liegler T, Leddy A, Smith-McCune K, Sawaya GF, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR. Is there an association between HIV-1 genital shedding and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2/3 among women on antiretroviral therapy? J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2013 Jul; 17(3):354-60.
  3. Berkowitz Z, Saraiya M, Sawaya GF. Cervical cancer screening intervals, 2006 to 2009: moving beyond annual testing. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 27; 173(10):922-4.
  4. Woo VG, Liegler T, Cohen CR, Sawaya GF, Smith-McCune K, Bukusi EA, Huchko MJ. Association of cervical biopsy with HIV type 1 genital shedding among women on highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 Jul; 29(7):1000-5.
  5. Huchko MJ, Woo VG, Liegler T, Leslie H, Smith-McCune K, Sawaya GF, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR. Impact of loop electrosurgical excision procedure for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia on HIV-1 genital shedding: a prospective cohort study. BJOG. 2013 Sep; 120(10):1233-9.
  6. Weitlauf JC, Jones S, Xu X, Finney JW, Moos RH, Sawaya GF, Frayne SM. Receipt of cervical cancer screening in female veterans: impact of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. Womens Health Issues. 2013 May-Jun; 23(3):e153-9.
  7. Sawaya GF. New guidelines: it's complicated. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Apr; 121(4):703-4.
  8. Vandorsten JP, Dodson WC, Espeland MA, Grobman WA, Guise JM, Mercer BM, Minkoff HL, Poindexter B, Prosser LA, Sawaya GF, Scott JR, Silver RM, Smith L, Thomas A, Tita AT. NIH consensus development conference: diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus. NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2013 Mar 4-6; 29(1):1-31.
  9. Patel DA, Saraiya M, Copeland G, Cote ML, Datta SD, Sawaya GF. Treatment patterns for cervical carcinoma in situ in michigan, 1998-2003. J Registry Manag. 2013; 40(2):84-92.
  10. Henderson JT, Harper CC, Gutin S, Saraiya M, Chapman J, Sawaya GF. Routine bimanual pelvic examinations: practices and beliefs of US obstetrician-gynecologists. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb; 208(2):109.e1-7.
  11. Henderson JT, Saraiya M, Martinez G, Harper CC, Sawaya GF. Changes to cervical cancer prevention guidelines: effects on screening among U.S. women ages 15-29. Prev Med. 2013 Jan; 56(1):25-9.
  12. Sawaya GF, Tice JA. Evidence at the point of practice change: lung cancer screening. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Oct 8; 172(18):1415-7.
  13. Walsh JM, Kim SE, Sawaya G, Kaplan CP, Wong ST, Gregorich SE, Pérez-Stable EJ. Colorectal cancer screening: what do women from diverse ethnic groups want? J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Feb; 28(2):239-46.
  14. Kaplan CP, Kim SE, Wong ST, Sawaya GF, Walsh JM, Pérez-Stable EJ. Willingness to use tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer among diverse women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 May; 133(1):357-66.
  15. Wong ST, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, Gregorich SE, Sawaya GF, Walsh JM, Washington AE, Kaplan CP. Using visual displays to communicate risk of cancer to women from diverse race/ethnic backgrounds. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Jun; 87(3):327-35.
  16. Sawaya GF. Pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women: tipping a sacred cow. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Dec 12; 171(22):2054-5.
  17. Diouf K, Sawaya GF, Shiboski S, Magure T, Makunike-Mutasa R, Darragh TM, Tuveson J, Chipato T, Palefsky JM, Moscicki AB, Chirenje M, Smith-McCune K. Investigating Potential Associations between Cervical Procedures and HIV Acquisition. ISRN Obstet Gynecol. 2011; 2011:789106.
  18. Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. Performance of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' ovarian tumor referral guidelines with a multivariate index assay. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov; 118(5):1178; author reply 1178-9.
  19. Harris R, Sawaya GF, Moyer VA, Calonge N. Reconsidering the criteria for evaluating proposed screening programs: reflections from 4 current and former members of the U.S. Preventive services task force. Epidemiol Rev. 2011 Jul; 33(1):20-35.
  20. Henderson JT, Sawaya GF, Blum M, Stratton L, Harper CC. Pelvic examinations and access to oral hormonal contraception. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Dec; 116(6):1257-64.

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