Callegari Lisa January 2016 Dept Web

Lisa S Callegari, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• General gynecology
• Minimally invasive surgery
• Family planning
• Contraception


• Washington, 2011
• California, 2003


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007


• MD Degree
   (Harvard Medical School, 2001)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of California, San Francisco, 2005)
• MPH in Epidemiology
   (University of Washington, 2013)
• Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research
   (VA Puget Sound, 2015)

Research Interests:

• Contraception
• Preconception care
• Adolescent contraception and pregnancy prevention
• Reproductive health services
• Patient-centered care and shared decision making, Patient-provider communication, and Integration of reproductive health services into primary care


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Society of Family Planning
• Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health


• VA Career Development Award, 2015
• Maternal and Child Health Leadership Traineeship Award, 2011
• Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Grant Award for Research, 2010

Selected Publications:

Callegari LS, Parisi SM, Schwarz EB. Perceptions of intrauterine contraception among women seeking primary care. Contraception 2013 Aug;88(2):269-74.

Callegari LS, Darney BG, Godfrey EM, Sementi O, Dunsmoor-Su R, Prager SW. Evidence-Based Selection of Candidates for the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device (IUD). J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Jan-Feb;27(1):26-33.

Callegari LS, Sterling LA, Zelek ST, Hawes SE, Reed SD. Interpregnancy body mass index change and success of term vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014 Apr;210(4):330 e1-7.

Callegari LS, Zhao X, Nelson KM, Lehavot K, Bradley KA, Borrero S. Associations of mental illness and substance use disorders with prescription contraception use among women veterans. Contraception 2014 Jul;90(1):97-103.

Callegari LS, Nelson KM, Arterburn DE, Prager SW, Schiff M, Schwarz EB. Obesity and lack of effective contraception among adult women in the United States. Contraception 2014 Sep;90(3):265-71.

Torvie AJ, Callegari LS, Schiff M, Debeic KE. Labor and delivery outcomes among young adolescents. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;213(1):95 e1-8.

Callegari LS, Zhao X, Nelson KM, et al. Contraceptive adherence among women Veterans with mental illness and substance use disorder. Contraception. May 2015;91(5):386-392.

Callegari LS, Borrero S, Reiber G, Nelson KM, Zephyrin L, Sayre GG, Katon JG. Reproductive life planning in primary care: a qualitative study of women Veterans' perceptions. Womens Health Issues. 2015;25(5):548-554.

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