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Karen Meckstroth, M.D.

Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Karen R. Meckstroth is an associate clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology obstetrician at UCSF. She practices generalist obstetrics and gynecology in the UCSF faculty division at San Francisco General Hospital, and is the Consulting Medical Director at the Women's Community Clinic. At the UCSF Medical Center, she is the Director of UCSF Family Planning Services at Mt. Zion.

Meckstroth earned a medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Women's and Children's Hospital, and a fellowship at UCSF in Family Planning Clinical Care and Research. She earned a master's degree in public health at the University of California at Berkeley and completed advanced training in clinical research at UCSF in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Meckstroth is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, a member of the regional advisory panel for Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, and a member of the Society of Family Planning. She is an assistant clinical professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF.

More about Karen Meckstroth

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 1995

Residencies

University of Southern California Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1999

Fellowships

UCSF, Family Planning Clinical Care and Research 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kerns J, Vanjani R, Freedman L, Meckstroth K, Drey EA, Steinauer J. Women's decision making regarding choice of second trimester termination method for pregnancy complications. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Mar; 116(3):244-8.
  2. Newmann SJ, Dalve-Endres A, Diedrich JT, Steinauer JE, Meckstroth K, Drey EA. Cervical preparation for second trimester dilation and evacuation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010; (8):CD007310.
  3. Meckstroth KR, Mishra K. Analgesia/pain management in first trimester surgical abortion. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun; 52(2):160-70.
  4. Meckstroth KR, Whitaker AK, Bertisch S, Goldberg AB, Darney PD. Misoprostol administered by epithelial routes: Drug absorption and uterine response. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Sep; 108(3 Pt 1):582-90.
  5. Meckstroth KR. Physical examination before initiating hormonal contraception: what is necessary? Am Fam Physician. 2006 Jul 1; 74(1):32, 34.
  6. Goldberg AB, Drey EA, Whitaker AK, Kang MS, Meckstroth KR, Darney PD. Misoprostol compared with laminaria before early second-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Aug; 106(2):234-41.
  7. Goldberg AB, Carusi DA, Meckstroth KR. Misoprostol in gynecology. Curr Womens Health Rep. 2003 Dec; 3(6):475-83.
  8. Meckstroth KR, Darney PD. Prostaglandins for first-trimester termination. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2003 Oct; 17(5):745-63.
  9. Jain JK, Dutton C, Harwood B, Meckstroth KR, Mishell DR. A prospective randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial comparing mifepristone and vaginal misoprostol to vaginal misoprostol alone for elective termination of early pregnancy. Hum Reprod. 2002 Jun; 17(6):1477-82.
  10. Meckstroth KR, Darney PD. Implant contraception. Semin Reprod Med. 2001 Dec; 19(4):339-54.
  11. Harwood B, Meckstroth KR, Mishell DR, Jain JK. Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin levels and endometrial thickness after medical abortion. Contraception. 2001 May; 63(5):255-6.
  12. Jain JK, Harwood B, Meckstroth KR, Mishell DR. Early pregnancy termination with vaginal misoprostol combined with loperamide and acetaminophen prophylaxis. Contraception. 2001 Apr; 63(4):217-21.
  13. Meckstroth KR, Darney PD. Implantable contraception. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2000 Dec; 27(4):781-815.
  14. Jain JK, Meckstroth KR, Mishell DR. Early pregnancy termination with intravaginally administered sodium chloride solution-moistened misoprostol tablets: historical comparison with mifepristone and oral misoprostol. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Dec; 181(6):1386-91.
  15. Jain JK, Meckstroth KR, Park M, Mishell DR. A comparison of tamoxifen and misoprostol to misoprostol alone for early pregnancy termination. Contraception. 1999 Dec; 60(6):353-6.

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