Michael Policar, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Policar was Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the NorthBay Healthcare System in Fairfield, California. From 1994 through 1999, he was Medical Director of the Partnership HealthPlan of California, in Fairfield, California, which included over 50,000 Medicaid recipients of Solano and Napa counties. He is former Vice President for Medical Affairs of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. a position that he held between 1992-1994. Between 1983 and 1992, he concurrently served as Medical Director of the Women's Health Center at the San Francisco General Hospital and as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Alameda/San Francisco.


Areas of interest:

  • Women's health screening
  • Menopause
  • Family planning
  • Female genital tract infections



  • University of California, San Francisco, Medical Doctorate
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Master of Public Health degree in Health Services Management