Grace Shih, MD, MAS
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Family Medicine Residency

Biographical Profile

Grace Shih MD, MAS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where she teaches residents, sees patients at the UW Neighborhood Northgate clinic, and conducts family planning research. Dr. Shih completed her medical degree at University of Florida and her family medicine residency at Brown University. She obtained her Master's in Advanced Sciences and completed her Family Planning Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.

Teaching Interests & Roles

Course Co-Chair, Annual Update in Family Practice and Primary Care
Board Member, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Research Interests & Roles

Family planning, Integration of men into family planning, Vasectomy decision-making, Integration of abortion into primary care, Abortion training in family medicine.

Current Projects

Provider and patient perspectives regarding abortion services in primary care settings, Abortion training and reproductive health practices among WWAMI graduates, Vasectomy practice among FPACT providers in California.

Scholarly Work

Shih G, Njoya M, Lessard M, Labrecque M. Minimizing Pain During Vasectomy: the Mini Needle Anesthetic Technique. Journal of Urology. 2010 May ;183(5): 1959-63.

Shih G, Turok D, Parker W. Vasectomy: the other (better) form of sterilization. Contraception. 2011 Apr;83(4):310-5

Shih G, Vittinghoff E, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. Racial and ethnic disparities in contraceptive use in California. Perspectives of Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2011 September; 43(3): 173-180.

Goodman S, Shih G, et al. A long-term evaluation of an opt-out reproductive health training rotation with opt-out provisions for family medicine residents. Family Medicine. 2013 Mar; 45(3): 180-6.

Shih G, Dube K, Sheinbeim M, Borerro S, Dehlendorf C. “He’s a real man”: A Qualitative study of the social context of couples’ vasectomy decisions among a racially diverse population. American Journal of Men’s Health. 2013 May; 7(3): 206-13.

Shih G, Dube K, Dehlendorf C. “We never thought of a vasectomy”: A Qualitative study of men and women’s counseling around sterilization. Contraception. 2013 September; 88(3): 376-381

Nguyen B, Shih G, Turok DK. Putting the man in contraceptive mandate. Contraception. 2014 Jan; 89(1):3-5.

Roth M, Shih G, et al. Acceptability of a transdermal gel-based male hormonal contraceptive in a randomized controlled trial. Contraception. 2014 Oct; 90(4): 407-12

Shih G, Zhang Y, Bukowski K, Chen A. Bringing men to the table: Sterilization can be for him or for her. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014 Dec; 57(4): 731-40

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of California, San Francisco MAS 2010
University of California, San Francisco Family Planning Fellowship 2010
Brown University Family Medicine Residency 2008
University of Florida MD 2003
Emory University BA 1998