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Joëlle L Lucas, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health:
• Laparoscopic, robot assisted, and vaginal minimally invasive surgery
• Medical and surgical management of fibroids
• Medical and surgical management of vaginal prolapse
• Contraception and family planning
• Management of abnormal pap smears and cervical dysplasia


• Washington, 2014


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016


• MD Degree 
   (University of Washington, 2010)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology 
   (University of Washington, 2014)
• Pelvic Surgery Fellowship Program
   (Virginia Mason, 2015)

Research Interests:

• Surgical simulation and resident training
• Fetal and maternal immune system changes during and after pregnancy
• Medications to prevent HIV transmission


• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Selected Publications:

Adams KM, Lucas JL, Kapur RP, Stevens AM. LPS induces translocation of TLR4 in amniotic epithelium. Placenta 2007;28:477–81.

Adams Waldorf KM, Gammill H, Lucas J, Aydelotte T, Leisenring WM, Lambert NC, Nelson JL. Dynamic changes in fetal microchimerism in maternal peripheral blood mononuclear cells, CD4+ and CD8+ cells in normal pregnancy. Placenta 2010;31(7):589–94.

Gammill HS, Adams Waldorf KM, Aydelotte TM, Lucas J, Leisenring WM, Lambert NC, Nelson JL. Pregnancy, microchimerism and the maternal grandmother. PLoS ONE 2011;6(8):e24101.

Appointments & Practice Locations

VA Women's Health Care Center,
Puget Sound

1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108

Appointments:   206.768.5314


VA Women's Health Care Center,
American Lake

9600 Veteran's Drive, Tacoma, WA 98493

Appointments:   253.583.1444



Sweeney T, Bagher P, Bailey J, Cherra S, Grisafi F, Pauli E, Riley K, Soares S. Intravascular pressure and diameter profile of the utero-ovarian resistance artery network: estrous cycle-dependent modulation of resistance artery tone. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. Nov 2007;293:H2937–H2944.