Karen K. Smith-McCune


Director, Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic
Obstetrician and gynecologist
Hiker, swimmer and HPV researcher

About me

Dr. Karen K. Smith-McCune, an obstetrician and gynecologist, is director of the UCSF Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic. She has special interests in cervical cancer screening, abnormal Pap smears, precancerous cervical conditions, human papillomavirus virus (HPV) and vulvar disease.

One of Smith-McCune's research goals is to identify drugs that merit testing as treatments for cervical dysplasia or cancer. She is also interested in improving tests used by doctors for suspicious cervical tissue samples, so they can quickly and accurately distinguish low-grade from high-grade abnormalities.

Smith-McCune completed her medical degree at Stanford University. She completed her residency and fellowship at UCSF.

Smith-McCune is the UCSF John A. Kerner Chair in Gynecologic Oncology.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1986

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1990

  • Academic Title


My goal is to provide patients with safe, comprehensive and minimally invasive care for conditions that arise from HPV infection.

Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic

2356 Sutter St., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143