Biftu Mengesha, MD, MAS

Associate Prof of Clin ObGyn
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
+1 628 206-8469

Biftu has been a clinician-educator in the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences since 2017. She works clinically in Labor and Delivery, Gynecology and Family Planning at ZSFG. She is currently the Associate Residency Program Director, the Associate Director for the Complex Family Planning Fellowship, and the Director for Innovating Education in Reproductive Health. Her interests in medical education center abortion and contraceptive training, incorporating equity and inclusion into the learning environment, curricular development as well as trainee and program evaluation.


Provision of DMPA-SC for self-administration in different practice settings during the COVID-19 pandemic: Data from providers across the United States.


Comfort AB, Alvarez A, Goodman S, Upadhyay U, Mengesha B, Karlin J, Shokat M, Blum M, Harper CC

Racial Disparities in Cesarean Delivery Rates: Do Hospital-Level Factors Matter?

American journal of perinatology

Nicole Teal E, Baer RJ, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Mengesha B

Pregnancy Conceptualizations in Women Who Have Had Recent Bariatric Surgery.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Mengesha B, Steinauer J, Carter J, Rodriguez A, Dehlendorf C

Racial Disparities in the Rates of and Indications for Cesarean Delivery in California: Are They Changing Over Time?

American journal of perinatology

Teal EN, Anudokem K, Baer RJ, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Mengesha B

Countering Misinformation About Abortion: The Role of Health Sciences Librarians.

American journal of public health

Barr-Walker J, DePiñeres T, Ossom-Williamson P, Mengesha B, Berglas NF

Community-Engaged Curriculum Development in Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity: Structures and Self.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Julian Z, Mengesha B, McLemore MR, Steinauer J

A randomized controlled trial of methylergonovine prophylaxis after dilation and evacuation abortion.


Kerns JL, Pearlson G, Mengesha B, Harter K, Jackson RA, Drey EA

346: Racial and ethnic disparities in cesarean delivery rates: Do hospital type, setting, and volume matter?.

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

E. Nicole Teal, Kelechi Anudokem, Rebecca J. Baer, Larry Rand, Laura L. Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Biftu Mengesha

Struma ovarii with atypical features and synchronous primary thyroid cancer: a case report and review of the literature.

Archives of gynecology and obstetrics

Siegel MR, Wolsky RJ, Alvarez EA, Mengesha BM

Perioperative pregnancy interval, contraceptive counseling experiences, and contraceptive use in women undergoing bariatric surgery.

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Mengesha BM, Carter JT, Dehlendorf CE, Rodriguez AJ, Steinauer JE

Effect of counseling quality on anxiety, grief, and coping after second-trimester abortion for pregnancy complications.


Kerns JL, Mengesha B, McNamara BC, Cassidy A, Pearlson G, Kuppermann M

Abortion and contemporary hip-hop: a thematic analysis of lyrics from 1990-2015.


Premkumar A, Brown K, Mengesha B, Jackson AV

Racial injustice and family planning: an open letter to our community.


Mengesha B, 53 current fellows in the Fellowship in Family Planning

Assessment of contraceptive needs in women undergoing bariatric surgery.


Mengesha B, Griffin L, Nagle A, Kiley J

Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy Versus Abdominal Myomectomy: A Comparative Analysis of Short-Term Surgical and Efficiency Outcomes.

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

K. Nash, J. Feinglass, C. Zei, G. Lu, B. Mengesha, C. Lewicky-Gaupp, A. Lin

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy versus abdominal myomectomy: a comparative analysis of surgical outcomes and costs.

Archives of gynecology and obstetrics

Nash K, Feinglass J, Zei C, Lu G, Mengesha B, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Lin A