Department of Reproductive Medicine
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Department of Reproductive Medicine

Sheila Mody, MD practices Obstetrics & Gynecology in La Jolla and San Diego

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Sheila K Mody, MD, MPH

Division of Obstetrics and Gyncecology


Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine


  • MD - University of Michigan Medical School, 2005
  • MPH - University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2005
  • Residency - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 2005-2009
  • Fellowship - Northwestern University, 2010-2013
  • Board Certification - Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

Contact Information:





Women's Health Services/Obstetrics and Gynecology - Hillcrest: 619-543-7878

Reproductive Endocrinology/Perlman Medical Offices- La Jolla: 858-657-8745


Administrative Assistant:

  • Michelle Williams - 858.249.1205


Research Interests

  • Pain Control for IUD insertion: A randomized controlled trial of paracervical block in nulliparous women
  • High-risk obstetrical patient Intervention to promote Birth Interval Spacing utilizing the Contraceptive CHOICE project script to reduce Unintended Subsequent pregnancies (HIBICUS)




  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Ob/Gyn Resident Research Day Award, 2009
  • National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine


Recent Publications

  • Salas E, Levy K, Mody SK. Medication Safety and contraceptive counseling for Reproductive aged women with Psychiatric conditions [In progress].
  • Mody SK, Panelli D, Hulugalle A, Su HI, Gorman JR. Contraception concerns, utilization and counseling needs of women with a history of breast cancer: a qualitative study [Submitted].
  • Dunn, K, Bayer L, Mody SK. Postpartum Contraception: An assessment of lactation consultants’ knowledge and attitudes. Contraception. 2016 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Krashin J, Tang J, Mody S, Lopez LM. Hormonal Contraception and Intrauterine methods for contraception in women aged 25 years and younger: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Aug 17;8:CD009805. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009805.pub3. Review.
  • Mody SK, Wu J, Felix R, Yan J, Chamber C. Utilizing the electronic medical record to assess contraception utilization among women taking category D or X medications Birth Defects Res. A Clin Mol Teratol. 2015 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mody SK, Wu J, Ornelas M, Kernahan C, Salas, E, Kao K, Felix R, Chambers C. Utilizing the electronic medical record to refer women taking category D or X medications for teratogen and contraceptive counseling. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2015 Jul;103(7):644-7.
  • Ngo L, Ward K, Mody SK, Pain control for intrauterine device insertion: A randomized, double blind control trial of ketorolac prior to intrauterine device insertion. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul;126(1):29-36.
  • Mody SK, Haunschild C, Farala JP, Honerkamp-Smith G, Hur V, Kansal L. An educational intervention on drug interactions and contraceptive options for epilepsy patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Contraception. 2015 Jul 18 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Hillman RT, Chin HG, Mody SK. Management of Second Trimester Fetal Demise in a Noncommunicating Uterine Horn. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Mody, SK, Dasgupta A, Raj A, Balaiah D, Saggurti N, Naik DD, Nair S, Silverman J. Postpartum contraception utilization among low-income women seeking immunization for infants in Mumbai, India 2014 January.[Epub ahead of print]