Department of Reproductive Medicine

Sheila Mody

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Patient Appointments: (619)543-7878
Administrative Office: (619)543-6906

Education and Degrees

University of Michigan
B.S., General Biology, 8/1997 - 6/2000

University of Michigan, School of Public Health
M.P.H., Health Management and Policy, 7/2001-6/2005

University of Michigan Medical School
M.D., Medical Degree, 8/2001-6/2005

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Internship and Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7/2005-6/2009

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Clinical Fellow in Family Planning, 7/2009-6/2011

University of California, San Diego
Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplement Training, 1/2012- present

Professional Experience

Academic Appointments
Assistant Adjunct Professor, 9/2011-present
Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar, 9/2011- present
University of California, San Diego
Department of Reproductive Medicine
Research Awards, Contracts and Grants
Fellowship in Family Planning Research Grant

Women’s Reproductive Health Research Award (NIH K12)
9/2011-present, Mentor: Christina Chambers M.P.H., Ph.D.

Academic Senate Grant, UCSD
4/2012-3/2013, Principal Investigator

Medical Licensure
California – 2011-present
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certified

Scholastic Honors & Awards

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center OB/GYN Resident Research Day Award 2009

Fundamental of Laparoscopic Surgery Program- Certification 2009

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,Systematic Review Course-Certification 2010

Membership in Professional Societies

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2005- 2012

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 2009-2011

Society of Family Planning, 2009-2012

Leadership Training Academy, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, 2010-2012

Organization of Teratogen Information Specialists, 2011-2012

Research Publications & Presentations

Original Publications
1.Saraiya M, Ahmed F, Krishnan S, Richards TB, Unger EF, Lawson HW.
Cervical Cancer Incidence in Pre-Vaccine Era in the United States, 1998-2002.
Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007; 109:360-370.

2. Krishnan S, Kiley J.
The lowest-dose, extended cycle combined oral contraceptive pills with continuous ethinyl estradiol in the United States: a review of the literature on ethinyl estradiol 20 ug/ levonorgestrel 100ug and ethinyl estradiol 10 ug.
International Journal of Women’s Health 2010; 2: 235-239.

3. Mody SK, Hacker M, Dodge L, Thornton K, Schneider B, Haider S.
Contraceptive counseling for women who undergo bariatric surgery.
Journal of Women’s Health. December 2011, 20(12):1785-1788.

4. Mody SK, Kiley J, Gawron L, Stika C, Hammond C.
Pain control for intrauterine device insertion: A randomized trial of 1% lidocaine paracervical block. Contraception. 2012 Jul 6 [Epub ahead of print].

5. Mody SK, Kiley J, Gawron L, Garcia P, Hammond C.
Team-based Learning: A Novel Approach to Medical Student Education in Family Planning. Contraception [In press, to be published 3/2013].

6. Mody SK, Ba-Thike K, Gaffield M.
The WHO-UNFPA Strategic Partnership Programme's implementation of Family Planning Guidelines and Tools in Asian Pacific countries. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research [In review]


1. Hormonal and intrauterine contraception for adolescents: Cochrane Systematic Review
Role: Co-author
Dates 7/2010- present

2. Integration and Outreach Programs for Postpartum Family Planning: WHO Systematic Review
Role: Collaborator
Dates 2/2011-present


Abstracts, Poster Presentations, Oral Presentations
1. International Papillomavirus Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2005: Poster Presentation
Cervical Cancer Incidence in a Pre-vaccine Era in the United States, 1998-2002.

2. The 37th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2008: Oral Presentation
Laparoscopic excision of an unruptured corneal ectopic pregnancy: Case Report and Literature Review.

3. Reproductive Health 2009 Annual Clinical Meeting: Poster Presentation
Contraceptive counseling and utilization in women who underwent bariatric surgery.

4. The 39th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2010: Oral Presentation
Endometrial Preparation prior to Essure Sterilization: A provider to survey

5. 2011 APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting: Poster Presentation
Team-based learning: A Novel Approach to Medical Student Education in Family Planning & Contraception

6. 2011 North American Forum on Family Planning: Poster Presentation
Pain control for intrauterine device insertion: A randomized trial of 1% lidocaine paracervical block.

7. 25th International Conference of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists: Poster Presentation
Unplanned Pregnancies and Contraceptive Utilization among women calling the CTIS: Pregnancy Health Information Line Regarding Exposure to Category D or X Medications.

8. 2012 North American Forum on Family Planning: Accepted for a Poster Presentation 10/2012
Postpartum contraception utilization among low-income women seeking immunization for infants in Mumbai, India


1.Bariatric Surgery and Reproductive Health
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, OB/GYN Grand Rounds, 2009

2. Emergency Contraception, Not Just the Morning After Pill, 2011
Northwestern University, OB/GYN Grand Rounds

3. Comprehensive Contraception,
UCLA OB/GYN Grand Rounds, Invited Speaker 1/2013

4. Topics and Advances in Internal Medicine
UCSD, Invited Speaker 3/2013

Current Clinical Studies at UCSD

1.Utilizing the Electronic Medical Record to Collaborate with a Community-based Organization to Increase more Effective Contraception Utilization Among Women Prescribed Teratogenic Medications
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Dates: 4/2012-present

2.Pain Control for Intrauterine Device Placement: A trial of Ketorolac
Role: Principal Investigator, Resident Mentor
Dates 6/2012-present

3.Contraceptive Use in Solid Organ Transplant Patients
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Dates 6/2012-present