Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director, Innovating Education in Reproductive Health
Co-director, Fellowship in Family Planning at UCSF
Research Director, Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning
Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Research, San Francisco General Hospital


Dr. Steinauer's clinical research focuses on: 1) contraceptive decision-making and continuation and 2) complications of pregnancy termination. Her educational research focuses on: 1) the prevalence and outcomes of family planning training, 2) best practices for teaching ob-gyn residents who are uncomfortable with abortion, 3) teaching empathy and professionalism, and 4) preparing clinicians to provide patient-centered care to patients whom they find challenging. She is currently a PhD candidate in Health Professions Education in the University Medical Center Utrecht-UCSF joint program. Dr. Steinauer provides clinical care and teaching at San Francisco General Hospital.


Areas of interest:

  • Medical Education
  • Contraception
  • Abortion
  • Family planning training
  • Professionalism


Education and training:

  • University of California, San Francisco, Medical Doctorate and Residency 
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellowships in Clinical Research and Family Planning
  • University of California, San Francisco, Master’s Degree in Clinical Research