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George F. Sawaya


Obstetrician and gynecologist
Doctor, cancer researcher and teacher

Dr. George Sawaya is an obstetrician and gynecologist. He is the director of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's cervical dysplasia clinic.

Sawaya's main research interest is in cervical cancer screening. He has specific interests in screening older women, issues of cost-effectiveness and cost-utility, and new approaches to population-based screening.

Sawaya earned his medical degree at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Sawaya is a lecturer as well as author or coauthor of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Education

    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine , 1990

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1994

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    121 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 17, 2023
    Excellent care/ bedside manner
    Nov 15, 2023
    Dr. Sawaya listened to me and was caring and very through
    Nov 03, 2023
    Dr.Sawaya clearly had reviewed my medical history which was reassuring. He took the time to explain everything in appropriate details and was a very kind doctor.
    Oct 22, 2023
    Dr. Sawaya is an excellent communicator. He explained my condition and the procedure as well as short and long term recovery period clearly. While I can't ever describe a LEEP procedure as "pleasant" the degree to which the team put me at ease and described the process in real time was amazing.
    Oct 19, 2023
    Dr Sawaya was very detailed and compassionate to his patient
    Sep 27, 2023
    Dr. Sawaya and his team have excellent bedside manner and put me at complete ease during a very sensitive women's health procedure. Grateful for their conscientious and thoughtful care.
    Sep 15, 2023
    My experience is always excellent! Best Dr. I Have ever worked with. Always shows concern and takes action quickly. Takes time to explain everything prior and during.
    Aug 29, 2023
    Dr Sawaya is such a kind and considerate person. He is an excellent physician and knows his profession. Walks me through every step of the way during examination. I leave the office completely free if worry.
    Aug 16, 2023
    George is the man!! Highly recommended. Exceptional. My scores were deserved. I had his full attention and he was generous in his time and info sharing.
    Jul 14, 2023
    Positive experience overall the care provider throughly explained everything and answered all questions.
    Jul 14, 2023
    An amazing caring kind and informative doctor. Thank you!
    Jul 07, 2023
    Dr Sawaya exemplifies the highest ideal of professionalism concern geniality patience& respect. He clearly communicates his reasoning & treatment suggestions confirms we're in accord & when I leave it is w the feeling of being "partnered". I know my med. Knowledge is respected & that f/u to diagnostic tests will be complete & timely. Any ? I have will be thoroughly addressed. I leave the appointment feeling nurtured & supported by him and all the staff.
    Jun 22, 2023
    Dr. Sawaya is a wonderful dr. Explained everything he was doing very concerned about any pain. I'm very confident and trust him completely to fix my problem thank you
    May 12, 2023
    Dr. Sawaya was excellent: compassionate easy to talk to knowledgeable competent kind gentle.
    Feb 28, 2023
    Excellent and exquisitely trained in his field.
    Feb 12, 2023
    My care provider was fantastic. He listened inquired and took his time to provide feedback. I felt comforted and validated.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Very good
    Dec 16, 2022
    He is a very great doctor
    Dec 05, 2022
    I was very impressed. The dr went out of his way to try to accommodate me even though he was running behind due to rain delays he would of fit me in that day for the procedure we were discussing If I really needed to. He was amazing all around.
    Dec 02, 2022
    This was by far the greatest medical experience I've had in my life. Not the procedure although I could tell the doctor was taking great care to make it as comfortable as possible. Just the general demeanor of Dr Sawaya and his explanation asking for consent and education. Blown away. Thank you!
    Nov 30, 2022
    Excellent doctor. Presented me with all the info/answered my questions in a very neutral fashion (which I prefer) and really wanted me to understand what is going on. A very good doctor and I can tell a good teacher as well.
    Nov 14, 2022
    Excellent in every need: intent of care communication during the physical part and in the future directiveregarding the results (in 2-3 weeks) new AMA policies change and my future care.
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr. Sawaya was very welcoming caring knowledgeable and informative. I felt very well taken care of by him and his assistants.
    Oct 26, 2022
    I was at ease and comfortable
    Sep 30, 2022
    Dr Sawaya was 100% excellent. I wish he was every doctor I need to see! He is by far the best!
    Sep 23, 2022
    For a scary and stressful procedure the visit was overall wonderful thanks to the provider
    Sep 16, 2022
    Best experience I could ask for under the circumstances. This is my 3rd procedure and by far the best and least painful. Dr. Sawaya is AMAZING and I'm so grateful I got to have him as a surgeon.
    Aug 31, 2022
    I had a great experience with Dr. Sawaya! I came in for a second opinion and sent over my medical records ahead of time. From the start of the visit it was clear that he had reviewed analyzed and even memorized my medical history which was quite impressive. He took the time to explain my treatment options and listen to my questions and concerns and never made me feel rushed. He even took extra time to examine and biopsy my cervix to see if I was a candidate for a specific procedure. He listened when I told him that my past cervical biopsy experiences were painful and took steps to make me feel comfortable and safe. I am so happy to have found Dr. Sawaya an empathetic doctor whose expertise and experience in cervical dysplasia I trust!
    Aug 26, 2022
    I wish I was given a written document advising me of the things I should avoid after my procedure. The Dr simply said to avoid sex and tampons for at least one week. But there is so much more info I researched on my own to ensure a healthy recovery and avoid infection.
    Aug 12, 2022
    This was a surprisingly pleasant experience. Everyone was sensitive to my needs and concerns.
    Jul 26, 2022
    Dr. Sawaya was excellent. He was professional knowledgeable friendly. He has a new patient.
    Jul 06, 2022
    My deepest thank you to Dr. Sawaya. He is simply the best and one with world renowned experience. His excellence in his field detailed and scientific explanations thoroughness compassion and kindness are simply unparalleled. I am forever grateful for him.
    Jun 08, 2022
    Exemplary. I've heard from other women of going in for this procedure with other providers where they were never offered numbing agents and were treated like a slab of meat. The team here was thoughtful and careful and considerate the whole time. This made a scary process interesting where I learned a lot as a patient.
    May 27, 2022
    Truly the best gyno I've ever seen. I've never known another doctor to take so much time and care explaining things. Also extremely empathetic.
    Mar 27, 2022
    Dr Sawaya is fabulous.
    Mar 11, 2022
    Amazing doctor who is an asset to UCSF