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About Sarah H. Averbach, MD

Sarah H. Averbach, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who provides comprehensive gynecological care and specializes in family planning. Her expertise includes surgical management of gynecologic conditions and reproductive infectious disease.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Dr. Averbach instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include intrauterine device use and risk of precancerous cervical lesions and cervical cancer, development of novel contraceptives, contraception for women living with HIV and at risk for HIV, and expanding access to contraception globally. Her work has been published in The Lancet HIV, AIDs, The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Contraception.

She completed a family planning fellowship at UC San Francisco School of Medicine and her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, in Boston. She earned her medical degree from UC San Francisco School of Medicine, where she also earned a master's degree (MAS) in clinical research. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Averbach is a member of the Society of Family Planning, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.

Outside of work, Dr. Averbach enjoys yoga and travel. She has provided reproductive health care to women in Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as disaster relief care in Nepal and Indonesia. She is conversant in Nepali.

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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

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

Residency

  • Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Fellowship

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

Master's Degree

  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-10-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Abortion
  • Family Planning and Contraception
  • Colposcopy
  • Surgical Management of Gynecologic Conditions
  • Reproductive Infectious Disease
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
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