Michael S. Policar MD, MPH

Michael Policar, MD, MPH, currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and is the former Medical Director of UCSF Program Support and Evaluation for the Family PACT Program, the family planning and STI program operated by the California State Office of Family Planning. Between 1999-2005, he was Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the NorthBay Healthcare System in Fairfield, California, and in the preceding five years, served as Medical Director of the Partnership HealthPlan of California, also based in Fairfield, California.

Dr. Policar is a widely known speaker with particular interest in health delivery systems and women’s health issues, including health screening, menopause, family planning, and female genital tract infections. He is a senior author of the textbook Contraceptive Technology (most recently, the Twentieth Revised Edition). He currently serves on expert advisory panels of the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs that are developing national clinical practice guidelines for contraceptive management. He is a member of the Quality/Utilization Advisory Committee of the Partnership HealthPlan of California and previously served on the HealthNet California Commercial and Medicare QI/UM Committee. He is an appointed member of the California Breast and Cervical Cancer Advisory Council. Dr. Policar is active many professional societies, including the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the North American Menopause Society, and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.