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Megan Swanson


Gynecologic oncologist
Champion for justice in global health

About me

Dr. Megan Swanson is a gynecologic oncologist who cares for women with cervical, vulvar, uterine and ovarian cancers, as well as women with cervical dysplasia (a precancerous condition). Her expertise encompasses both surgical and medical care.

Swanson's research focuses on cervical cancer, particularly the striking disparities in access to care and in outcomes between women in high-income countries and those in low- to middle-income countries, as well as in the availability of effective screening and prevention methods. She has worked on identifying barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening and care in East Africa, and is currently developing innovative pilot projects in Uganda to increase screening and treatment opportunities.

Swanson earned a master of public health degree at the University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree at UCSF. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF. She completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UCSF and Kaiser Permanente. While completing this fellowship, she was awarded a GloCal Health Fellowship from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. This allowed her to spend a year in Kampala, Uganda, working at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago National Referral Hospital and the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Swanson is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, International Papillomavirus Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Swanson is a yoga teacher and a reluctant meditator.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, MPH, 2010

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF and Kaiser Permanente, Gynecologic Oncology, 2019

My goal is improving the lives and health of the most vulnerable women around the world by making cancer care and prevention services more accessible.

Gynecologic Surgical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
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I was blessed to be randomly assigned to Dr. Swanson. I couldn't have been treated with more compassion and felt completely confident with her competency. I will always be grateful to Dr. Swanson for her care throughout my medical treatment.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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