Lealah Pollock, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2011 Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoM.S.2008 Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Lealah Pollock is a family doctor who specializes in primary and specialty care for women living with HIV throughout their lives, including during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She also has a special interest in sexual and reproductive health and care for transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.

    Pollock earned a master's degree in health and medical sciences at University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree from UCSF's joint medical program with UC Berkeley. She completed a residency in family and community medicine at UCSF.

    Pollock's educational work focuses on training medical students and residents in care for underserved populations. She also teaches family planning to residents. As part of the National Clinician Consultation Center, she guides health care providers around the country on HIV prevention and treatment.

    Pollock enjoys traveling, camping and cycling. She has ridden her bicycle, toting her tent, down the California coast, in eastern Oregon and through France.

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    1. 2023 updated guidelines on infant feeding and HIV in the United States: what are they and why have recommendations changed. Top Antivir Med. 2023 Dec 05; 31(5):576-586. Pollock L, Levison J. PMID: 38198669; PMCID: PMC10776031.
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    2. Tilting the Scale: Current Provider Perspectives and Practices on Breastfeeding with HIV in the United States. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2023 02; 37(2):84-94. Lai A, Young ES, Kohrman H, Chateau G, Cohan D, Pollock L, Hahn M, Namusaazi B, Toini OT, Levison J, Ruel T. PMID: 36787411; PMCID: PMC9963479.
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    3. Missed Opportunities for HIV Prevention in Perinatal Care Settings in the United States. Front Reprod Health. 2021; 3:680046. Pollock L, Warren M, Levison J. PMID: 36304042; PMCID: PMC9580717.
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    4. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 752: Prenatal and Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 01; 133(1):187. Pollock L, Cohan D, Pecci CC, Mittal P. PMID: 30575656.
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    5. Role of Preexposure Prophylaxis in the Reproductive Health of Women at Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 09; 132(3):687-691. Pollock L, Levison J. PMID: 30095764.
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    6. HIV-Associated Complications: A Systems-Based Approach. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Aug 01; 96(3):161-169. Chu C, Pollock LC, Selwyn PA. PMID: 28762691.
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    7. HIV-affected couples and individuals who desire children should be offered options for safer conception. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 07 26; 20(1):22155. Pollock LC, Weber S, Kaida A, Matthews LT, Seidman DL. PMID: 28741333; PMCID: PMC5577738.
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    8. 'You should build yourself up as a whole product': Transgender female identity in Lima, Peru. Glob Public Health. 2016 Aug-Sep; 11(7-8):981-93. Pollock L, Silva-Santisteban A, Sevelius J, Salazar X. PMID: 27080150.
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    9. Growth into manhood: identity development among female-to-male transgender youth. Cult Health Sex. 2012; 14(2):209-22. Pollock L, Eyre SL. PMID: 22118514.
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