Dr. Sierra Washington, MD, FACOG

Dr. Sierra Washington, MD, FACOG

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    Sierra Washington, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who provides labor and delivery care at UC San Diego Health. As an on-call physician, Dr. Washington attends to patients admitted to the hospital during active labor, and those who experience complications during delivery. She aims to provide a safe and pleasant birthing experience for parents and their newborns within Jacobs Medical Centers state-of-the-art obstetrical environment.At UC San Diego School of Medicine, she is an associate professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine, where she instructs OB/GYN residents in the areas of contraception and abortion. She also teaches and supervises residents in the inpatient setting.In addition to her care at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Washington serves as medical director and chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, which provides medical services for 18 locations in the region, including San Diego County, Riverside County and Imperial Valley County. As medical director and chief medical officer, Dr. Washington provides clinical oversight and direction, leads new clinical initiatives, and oversees the organizations quality and research programs.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. Dr. Washingtons 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 UCSF, where she also served as chief resident. She earned her doctoral degree from Harvard Medical School and holds a Master of Science in Public Health from 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 Swahilli and Portuguese.UC San Diego Health Links For more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/obgyn/maternity/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN)

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

    Other Degree - UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco

    Other Degree - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

    Medical Degree - Obstetrician/Gynecologist

    Medical Degree - Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology




    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN), like Dr. Sierra Washington, may include:

    OB-GYN Consultation, Birth Control / Contraception, Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam, STD Check, Osteoporosis Evaluation, Ultrasound, Menopause Consultation, OB-GYN Follow Up, Pregnancy Follow Up, Menopause Follow Up, Gynecology Consultation, Gynecology Follow Up, Abortion (Surgical), Tubal Ligation / Sterilization, Vulvar Biopsy, Colposcopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Freezing of Gynecologic Warts, Genetic Counseling / Pregnancy Screening, Gynecologic Biopsy, Artificial Insemination / Intra-Uterine, IUD Insertion, Lunelle Removal, Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultation, Maternal Fetal Medicine Follow Up, Abortion (Medical), Miscarriage Management by Vacuum Aspiration, Post-Partum Visit, Essure / Incision Free Sterilization, Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation, IUD Removal, Nexplanon Removal, Nexplanon Insertion, LEEP Procedure (For Abnormal Pap Smear), Endometrial Ablation, Hysteroscopy, Pregnancy Test, Epidural Catheter, Cesarean Delivery, Cervical Cerclage, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Obstetric Follow Up, Prenatal Care, Cardiotocography, Fetal Scalp Blood Testing, Fetal Scalp Stimulation Test, Oxytocin Challenge Test, Group B Streptococcus Screen, Hysterectomy, Fetoscopy, Fertility Awareness / Natural Family Planning, Pessary Fitting, Pessary Follow Up, Nexplanon Replacement, Tubal Ligation Reversal, Fertility Counseling, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Excision of Endometriosis, Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal, Gynecologic Surgery Consultation, Gynecologic Surgery Follow Up, Contraception Removal, Laser Treatment for Gynecologic Warts, Well Women's Exam, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Birth Control / Contraception Consultation, Hormone Pellet Therapy, Sonohysterogram, Potassium Chloride Sensitivity Test (PST), Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST), Abortion Consultation, Antepartum Care, Anterior Repair, Bladder Training, Breast Examination, Cervical Conization, Cone Biopsy, Dilation And Curettage (D&C), First Trimester Screening, Myomectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Maternal Fibroids, Needle Suspension Surgery, Oophorectomy, Ovarian Cystectomy, Partial Hysterectomy, Pelvic Reconstruction, Posterior Repair, Postpartum Care, Prophylactic Oophorectomy, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation, Abortion Follow Up and Confirmation of Pregnancy

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Washington's office.


    Please contact Dr. Washington's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.


    Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health - Pregnancy and Childbirth

    9300 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-8745

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    Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health

    9300 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Sierra Washington accepting new patients?

    Yes, Sierra Washington is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Sierra Washington offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Washington's office at (858) 657-8745 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Sierra Washington offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Washington's office at (858) 657-8745 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Sierra Washington speak?

    Sierra Washington speaks English, French and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Sierra Washington have?

    Sierra Washington is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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