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Biftu Mengesha, MD, MAS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone628-206-8469
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    University of Colorado, Boulder, COB.A.05/2007Biochemistry
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago ILM.D.05/2011Medicine
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago ILResidency06/2015Obstetrics & Gynecology
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAFellowship06/2017Family Planning
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAMAS06/2017Clinical Research
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine2007Frederick G. Barr Scholar Endowed medical student scholarship
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine2010Beatrice Tucker Award For outstanding contributions to women’s health
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University2012Excellence in Student Teaching Award
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University2013Golden Apple Student Teaching Award, 2nd Place
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University2014John. J. Sciarra Excellence in Family Planning Award
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University2014Golden Apple Student Teaching Award, 2nd Place
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University2015Golden Apple Student Teaching Award, 1st Place
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University2015Augusta Webster Award, recognizing dedication & compassion with excellence in patient care
    University of California, San Francisco Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences2016Most Outstanding Fellow as awarded by residents
    University of California, San Francisco Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences2017Most Outstanding Teaching Fellow as awarded by medical students
    University of California, San Francisco Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences2017Outstanding Resident Teaching
    University of California, San Francisco2017  - 2020John A. Watson Scholar

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    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 Medical Director of Inpatient Obstetrics, the Assistant Residency Program Director and the Associate Director for Innovating Education in Reproductive Health. Her interests in medical education center around abortion and contraceptive training, incorporating equity and inclusion into the learning environment, curricular development as well as trainee and program evaluation. She led a video series on provision of long-acting reversible contraceptives for clinicians jointly sponsored by Innovating Education and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Biftu is also the co-creator of an ongoing OBGYN grand rounds series titled “Microaggressions M&M” where issues of equity and inclusion within the Department of OBGYN are reviewed department-wide. She is a lead developer of an online, justice-informed curriculum titled Structures and Self: Advancing Equity and Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care with Innovating Education. She additionally is developing a curriculum on racial literacy in family planning for family planning fellows and faculty. In her role as Assistant Residency Program Director, she is involved in curriculum development and development of novel trainee evaluation methods for OBGYN residents.

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    1. Struma ovarii with atypical features and synchronous primary thyroid cancer: a case report and review of the literature. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2019 12; 300(6):1693-1707. Siegel MR, Wolsky RJ, Alvarez EA, Mengesha BM. PMID: 31679038.
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    2. The UP Trial: A randomized controlled trial of uterotonic prophylaxis with methylergonovine maleate for late dilation and evacuation abortions. Contraception. 2018 May 1; 97(5):461. JL Kerns, G Geffan Pearlson, B Mengesha, K Harter, R Jackson, E Drey. .
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    3. Perioperative pregnancy interval, contraceptive counseling experiences, and contraceptive use in women undergoing bariatric surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 07; 219(1):81.e1-81.e9. Mengesha BM, Carter JT, Dehlendorf CE, Rodriguez AJ, Steinauer JE. PMID: 29634911.
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    4. Effect of counseling quality on anxiety, grief, and coping after second-trimester abortion for pregnancy complications. Contraception. 2018 06; 97(6):520-523. Kerns JL, Mengesha B, McNamara BC, Cassidy A, Pearlson G, Kuppermann M. PMID: 29477632.
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    5. The UP trial: a randomized controlled trial of uterotonic prophylaxis with methylergonovine maleate for late dilation and evacuation abortions. Contraception. 2017 Oct 1; 96(4):270. JL Kerns, GA Pearlson, BM Mengesha, K Harter, RA Jackson, EA Drey. .
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    6. Abortion and contemporary hip-hop: a thematic analysis of lyrics from 1990-2015. Contraception. 2017 Jul; 96(1):30-35. Premkumar A, Brown K, Mengesha B, Jackson AV. PMID: 28578149.
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    7. Racial injustice and family planning: an open letter to our community. Contraception. 2017 10; 96(4):217-220. Mengesha B. PMID: 28578153.
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    8. Shared decision-making and decision satisfaction in dilation and evacuation versus induction of labor among women undergoing abortion for pregnancy complications. Contraception. 2016 Oct 1; 94(4):394. B Mengesha, A Cassidy, G Pearlson, J Kerns. .
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    9. Assessment of contraceptive needs in women undergoing bariatric surgery. Contraception. 2016 07; 94(1):74-7. Mengesha B, Griffin L, Nagle A, Kiley J. PMID: 26939526.
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    10. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy Versus Abdominal Myomectomy: A Comparative Analysis of Short-Term Surgical and Efficiency Outcomes. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2011 Nov 1; 18(6):s41-s42. K. Nash, J. Feinglass, C. Zei, G. Lu, B. Mengesha, C. Lewicky-Gaupp, A. Lin. .
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    11. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy versus abdominal myomectomy: a comparative analysis of surgical outcomes and costs. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Feb; 285(2):435-40. Nash K, Feinglass J, Zei C, Lu G, Mengesha B, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Lin A. PMID: 21779774.
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