Malini Nijagal, MPH, MD

Gynecologist
Obstetrician

Dr. Malini Nijagal is an obstetrician and gynecologist who provides maternity care for women in the clinic setting as well as in the hospital.

Nijagal's research focuses on how to better deliver health care — particularly maternity care — so that patients find it valuable and of high quality from their perspective. She also studies how to define high-quality care during pregnancy and the postpartum period, the role of human-centered design in optimizing outcomes and experience, and how to encourage superior care by improving methods of paying for health care.

Nijagal earned her medical degree at UCSF and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has a master's in public health, with a focus on health care management, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Nijagal belongs to AcademyHealth and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF.

Clinics

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay — Fourth Street
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Gynecology: (415) 885-7788
Obstetrics: (415) 353-2566
Gynecology Fax: (415) 353-9550
Obstetrics Fax: (415) 353-2496

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Malini Nijagal

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF 2002
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, M.P.H. 2016

Residencies

UCLA, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Nijagal MA, Shah NT, Levin-Scherz J. Both patients and maternity care providers can benefit from payment reform: four steps to prepare. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Apr; 218(4):411.e1-411.e6.
  2. Rosenstein MG, Nijagal M, Nakagawa S, Gregorich SE, Kuppermann M. The Association of Expanded Access to a Collaborative Midwifery and Laborist Model With Cesarean Delivery Rates. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct; 126(4):716-23.
  3. Nijagal MA, Kuppermann M, Nakagawa S, Cheng Y. Two practice models in one labor and delivery unit: association with cesarean delivery rates. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Apr; 212(4):491.e1-8.

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