Dr. Felicia Lester is a fellowship-trained specialist who works with women in the medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and endometrial polyps and fibroids. She also has expertise in contraception for women, adolescents and medically complex patients, the menopausal transition, abnormal pap smears, management of pregnancy loss and office-based procedures such as colposcopy, cryotherapy, loop excision, hysteroscopy, uterine aspiration, and endometrial biopsy. She has an active obstetrics practice and enjoys supporting women through their pregnancies, deliveries, and beyond.
Dr. Lester has a passion for global health and education and has developed a partnership with a university teaching hospital in Uganda through which she provides support for Ugandan Ob/Gyns and where UCSF residents rotate. She is active in the Pre-term Birth Initiative in Uganda and Kenya, which focuses on reducing the mortality and morbidity associated with preterm birth through training, simulation, and quality improvement. Her research interests include global health education, quality improvement, post-partum contraception, holistic approaches to pelvic pain, and reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.