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Philip D. Darney, MD - Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


Dr. Philip Darney reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. His areas of research and clinical interests include abortion, contraception, preventive medicine, international reproductive health, contraception development, family planning program evaluation, and abortion technology. Dr. Darney has authored 200 scientific papers, scholarly reviews, and book chapters on contraception and gynecology. He has conducted clinical and acceptability trials of implant, injectable, and oral contraceptives; contragestins; and intrauterine devices. Dr. Darney is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, California.

Education and Training

MD: University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1968

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

MSc: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 1972


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Board of Preventive Medicine

Academic Appointments

University of California, San Francisco, CA:

  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
  • Director, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
  • Director, Fellowship in Family Planning

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Last Revised: August 23, 2013

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