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About Sierra Washington, MD, FACOG

Sierra Washington, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who provides comprehensive obstetrics and gynecologic care at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Washington sees patients at the Hillcrest campus for prenatal care and family planning services and gynecologic problems. She aims to provide a holistic approach to patient care and natural birthing experience for parents and their newborns within Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center's state-of-the-art obstetrical environment.

At UC San Diego School of Medicine, she is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, where she instructs OB/GYN residents in the areas of contraception and abortion. She also teaches and supervises residents in the inpatient setting.

Dr. Washington has published numerous articles and her work has appeared in International Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, among others. She has spoken regionally, nationally and internationally on a range of topics, including HIV and pregnancy and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in the U.S. and abroad.

Her experience also includes working as a physician in sub-Saharan Africa, where she helped fight the HIV epidemic. She has worked for many years at the intersection of HIV and reproductive health in countries such as Zambia, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

Dr. Washington completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, where she also served as chief resident. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and holds a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).

Outside of work, Dr. Washington enjoys music and dancing. She speaks fluent French and Spanish and is conversant in Swahili and Portuguese.

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For more information on obstetrical care, see Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Residency

  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Master's Degree

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-02-16

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Natural Birth
  • Obstetrics Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care
  • Fibroids
  • Abnormal Bleeding
  • Gynecological Care
  • Family Planning
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted