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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
    84 Ratings
    About our process
    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
    Sep 24, 2021
    Many thanks to my provider who helped me understand and feel comfortable with my test results and what was happening. I came in for a second opinion and plan to have UCSF as my primary provider now.
    Sep 08, 2021
    Dr. Sawaya is the BEST doctor I have worked with in decades. He is kind patient informative and quick to respond. I can't believe a person with so much responsibility can make time to return an email within a day about large AND small matters. I feel so much better about my situation with him overseeing my care. His student was also lovely. I apologize that I am drawing a blank on her name.
    Jun 27, 2021
    Very thorough.