Biftu Mengesha, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences 
Medical Director of Obstetrics, Zuckerberg Sand Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)
Associate Director, Innovating Education in Reproductive Health

 

Dr. Mengesha provides clinical care at ZSFG and is a John A. Watson scholar at UCSF. During her Family Planning fellowship, she evaluated women’s experiences with pregnancy interval and contraceptive counseling in the perioperative period for women undergoing bariatric surgery. She continues to do investigative work assessing women’s perioperative reproductive health experiences during the bariatric surgery process and evaluating OBGYN resident’s experiences with racial discrimination and bias during training. She is also the Co-director of Equity within the division of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at ZSFG and is actively engaged in equity and inclusion efforts both in the division’s clinical units and within medical education.

 

Areas of interest:

  • Abortion and contraceptive care and counseling
  • Contraceptive counseling, access and provision in medically complex patients
  • Health and health care disparities
  • Medical education
  • Inclusion and equity in the clinical and learning environments

 

Honors and awards:

  • John A. Watson Scholar, Dean’s Diversity Award, UCSF, 2017
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, UCSF, 2017
  • Most Outstanding Fellow as awarded by medical students, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, UCSF, 2017
  • Most Outstanding Fellow as awarded by resident, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, UCSF, 2016
  • Augusta Webster Award, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 2015
  • Golden Apple Student Teaching Award, 1st Place, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 2015
  • John J. Sciarra Excellence in Family Planning Award, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 2014

 

Education:

  • Northwestern University, Medical Doctorate and Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • UCSF, Master of Science in Clinical Research and Fellowship in Family Planning