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Megan Swanson


Gynecologic oncologist
Champion for justice in global health

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

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

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.

Clinics I work with

Gynecologic Oncology Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

See all 3 of our Bay Area locations and learn more about the center.

Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
174 Ratings
About our process
Dec 03, 2023
Excellent people both the doctor and the interpreter
Nov 15, 2023
She was wonderful. Good eye contact.
Nov 05, 2023
Dr Swanson has been helped me in a kind and professional way through my cancer treatments.
Oct 24, 2023
Excellent supplier
Oct 22, 2023
I really appreciate the UC Team that has been working on my case. They do an excellent job!
Oct 10, 2023
Dr. Swanson always listens to my concerns and answers questions that I have.
Oct 03, 2023
I have had a large amount of health care. Both my husband and I thought Dr. Swanson is one of the best clinicians we have encountered.
Sep 30, 2023
Excellent communicator and very compassionate Dr
Sep 25, 2023
I feel well taken care of by Dr. Swanson. She is a FANTASTIC doctor. She uses medical jargon but then relates the same information in lay person's terms. I find this beneficial to hear the medical terms but then walk away with a complete understanding in plain English.
Sep 22, 2023
Dr. Swanson and her assistant made my visit very comfortable!!
Sep 14, 2023
Dr Swanson is amazing and I am grateful for her attentive care. She is always very responsive and takes her time to explain things I am not familiar with.
Aug 29, 2023
First time meeting Dr. Swanson and immediately felt heard safe and treated as the individual and not as part of a mass. Prior to my appointment she read over my previous health history/procedures that changed the care that was planned bc some of it was unnecessary. I was elated.
Aug 10, 2023
Unbelievable compassion and professionalism from Doctors nurses and everyone on that floor.
Jul 28, 2023
She's a busy person so waiting for her was tolerable
Jul 27, 2023
Overall experience was excellent
Jun 23, 2023
Dr. Swanson is great!
Jun 13, 2023
Dr Swanson is amazing
Jun 02, 2023
Excellent on all counts.
May 30, 2023
Dr. Swanson was so patient in explaining medical terms in details to me and ensured that I understood and is comfortable with everything.She never made me feel rushed nor made me feel like I'm on a list that needs to be checked off. Thank you for making me feel you care for your patients like you would your family. It truly Is appreciated!
May 23, 2023
I love Dr. Swanson as I know she listens cares explains in a way I can fully understand answers all my questions patiently and she makes me feel special all the time. I am so blessed to have her as my doctor. TY Dr. Swanson!
May 18, 2023
Dr Swanson is amazing. She is gentle and kind and never once have I felt off in her care
May 07, 2023
Dr Swanson is amazing.She is the first Dr that has helped me with Lichen Sclerosis.So knowledgeable.
May 03, 2023
My doctor has been attentive and accommodating at every step of my care plan I feel assured and secure.
Apr 30, 2023
I REALLY liked this doctor. I had to do a LEEP procedure and I was very nervous but the doctor was kind and reassuring. She walked me through all my options and advised all risks. She really was a great doctor. A+ bedside manner.
Apr 25, 2023
She does her job well. Appreciate her service. Love having her as my physician
Apr 07, 2023
Dr. Swanson is THE BEST! I love that she doesn't get overly excited about issues she is always calm and comforting. Hope that makes sense. It's not that she is not concerned just calm and resolute.
Apr 04, 2023
Dr. Swanson is basically a superhero.
Mar 23, 2023
Love Dr. Swanson and her staff.
Mar 18, 2023
Dr.Swanson is professionalthorough and kind. Im thankful to be in her care.
Mar 14, 2023
We love Dr. Megan. She is amazing.
Feb 10, 2023
Extremely attentive and thorough
Feb 08, 2023
Felt comfortable and trusted her even though it was first time I met her
Feb 07, 2023
DR Swanson is an excellent DR.Explains everything well.I leave always understanding my care.
Feb 03, 2023
Dr Swanson is one of the best doctors I have had the priviledge of taking care of me. I have an ongoing issue with the dysplasia clinic that has gone on for over 15 yrs and I have always received the best care from every practitioner!
Jan 24, 2023
Compassionate Thorough Responsive Present
Jan 07, 2023
Dr Swanson was very profesional and very nice she heard me carefully and answer all my questions and concerns. I'm grateful for all she did for me.
Dec 31, 2022
All good
Dec 20, 2022
I LOVE my Doctor. It's a bit of a trip getting to UCSF but worth the time!
Dec 20, 2022
Dr. Swanson answered all questions the way I can fully understand my concerns.
Dec 09, 2022
Excellent all around
Nov 23, 2022
Dr Swanson is amazing. She is caring and always has made me comfortable with what she was doing. Any questions I've had have been answered completely
Nov 01, 2022
I can't speak more highly of Dr Swanson's care. She was factual without being intimidating or scary about a procedure I had been nervous about for weeks. She was kind talked me through the whole procedure and what to expect.
Oct 30, 2022
After over two years of suffering I am finally getting some results!!!!! I am do excited! Dr is amazing I am feeling confident that I will get the treatment I need!! I am thankful that I was referred !!Thank u!!!!!!!
Oct 18, 2022
My provider was well informed about my condition extremely professional and caring about my health which I am very grateful.
Oct 12, 2022
Exceptionally brilliant doctor.
Oct 10, 2022
Dr. Swanson takes the time to explain all issues options possible side effects and puts the patient at ease very quickly. Great bedside manners.
Oct 08, 2022
Megan Swanson is one of the best. I will always be grateful that she was my surgeon
Oct 06, 2022
Excellent visit! I felt welcomed and heard. So glad I was able to get the doctor I wanted. The reviews were spot on!!!
May 08, 2022
Dr Swanson has helped me for approximately one year. I'm very comfortable with her care
Apr 26, 2022
Dr Megan is the best. She is a wonderful dr
Apr 21, 2022
Listened to my concerns and explained every aspect of what was happening with my cancer.
Apr 09, 2022
All was good
Apr 05, 2022
I feel like I'm in the best hands
Mar 12, 2022
Dr. Swanson is so kind and seems to be genuinely concerned about me. My husband and I trust her and like her very much.
Feb 22, 2022
Megan Swanson has been aggressive about my treatment plan as I asked for and she is carefully monitoring me which I feel is all I should/can expect from her professional with heart.
Feb 20, 2022
Dr Swanson is amazing. She is compassionate and knows what she is doing . I have nothing but good things to say about the care I have received