George F. Sawaya, MD - Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Sawaya is an associate professor in residence in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sawaya serves as chairman of the UCSF Pap Smear Task Force and on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Cancer Center grant.

His research interests focus on cervical cancer screening, for which he has received numerous grants and served as principal investigator. Dr. Sawaya is a frequent lecturer and author or coauthor of articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Abnormal Pap Test


MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1990
Internship and Residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF, 1990–1994
Fellowship: Clinical Research Training Program Scholar, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF, 1994–1996

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor in Residence, University of California, San Francisco
Co-Investigator, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations
Research Coordinator, UCSF–Stanford Evidence-Based Practice Center
Attending Physician, San Francisco General Hospital
Staff Physician, St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco

Selected Publications

  1. Sawaya G, Grimes D (1999). New technologies in cervical cytology screening: A word of caution. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 94:307–10.
  2. Kinney W, Sung H, Kearney D, Sawaya G, et al. (1998). Missed opportunities for cervical cancer screening of HMO members developing invasive cervical cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 71:428–30.
  3. G. Sawaya (2000). Liquid-based cytology: Who will benefit? Journal of Cytotechnology, January.
  4. Sawaya GF, Washington AE (1999). Pap smears—Which techniques should be used and why? Controversies in Gynecology Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, May.

Selected Textbooks/Chapters

Sawaya GF, Berlin M (1996). Epidemiology of cervical neoplasia. In S Rubin, ed., Cervical Cancer and Preinvasive Neoplasia, 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippencott-Raven.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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