Department of Reproductive Medicine

Shira Varon

Shira Varon, MD, FACOG
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Patient Appointments:
Administrative Office:



George Washington University School of Medicine, 2002

Post-Graduate Training

George Washington University Medical Center, 2002-2006

Licensure & Certifications

Licensed for practice in California

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Recertified through 2014


3rd year UCSD Medical School Gynecology Curriculum: Gynecologic causes of abnormal uterine bleeding

1st and 2nd year UCSD Medical School Reproduction Curriculum: Problem based learning sessions

Patient Care

Dr. Varon provides healthcare to women with a broad spectrum of needs including pregnancy, health care maintenance, contraception, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, abnormal pap smears, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and menopause. She has a focus on minimally-invasive surgery (including robotic surgery and laparoscopic procedures) for women with abnormal uterine bleeding and uterine fibroids, and is involved in clinical research related to uterine fibroids.

Professional Activities

Over the course of her career, Dr. Varon has served on 2 national committees for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. On those committees, she collaborated with leaders in this specialty to develop topics and write documents which establish a standard of care for the evolving practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the nation.

In addition, she is a member of the UC Fibroid Network and is actively engaged in clinical research related to uterine fibroids.


Dr. Varon believes that in order to provide quality care to patients, a physician must engage in the continuous process of learning and practicing evidence-based medicine. She believes that the physician-patient relationship and the time spent discussing treatment options is as important as the chosen treatment plan. In addition, she is a very enthusiastic teacher of both residents and medical students, and has received several accolades for her excellence in teaching.

Current Research Activities

ULTRA trial: Uterine Leiomyomata Treatment with Radiofrequency Ablation

COMPARE-UF (uterine fibroids): Developing a database to study women with uterine fibroids


Studying Emerging Technology: The ULTRA Experience (submitted 1/2015 to Obstetrics & Gynecology) L. Elaine Waetjen MD1, Ram Parvateneni MD2, Shira Varon MD3, Naghmeh Salamat Saberi MD4, Vanessa L. Jacoby MD, MAS5


Poster at AAGL 12/2014
The ULTRA Registry: Uterine Leiomyoma Treatment with Radiofrequency Ablation
Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS, Elaine Waetjen, MD, Shira Varon, MD, Naghmeh Salamat‐Saberi, MD, Ram Parvataneni, MD
University of California Fibroid Network