Eleanor Schwarz, M.D., M.S.

Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D., M.S.


Women's Health

Health Services Research



Internal Medicine


  • Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suites 0101 & 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Schwarz's philosophy of care is patient and family-centered. She has great respect for the social determinants of health and the ways culture frames people's illness experience.  Dr. Schwarz welcomes LGBT patients to her practice and does her best to foster a safe and caring environment for all patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Schwarz's clinical interests include primary care, health maintenance, preventive care, family planning and women's health. She is happy to place (or remove) highly effective reversible contraceptives (i.e. IUDs or Nexplanon) for patients who desire such services. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Schwarz is an internationally recognized health services researcher whose work has centered on the use of technology to promote health, improving pregnancy outcomes through innovative approaches to family planning service delivery, and quantifying the effects of lactation on maternal health.  These areas of inquiry are interrelated in seeking to broaden understanding of the ways social policies and healthcare delivery systems affect health-related behaviors and long-term health outcomes.  

Dr. Schwarz has a particular interest in identifying ways to better meet the needs of diverse and vulnerable populations, including women with chronic medical conditions and other underserved populations.  

Dr. Schwarz has served as a Senior Medical Expert in Reproductive Health for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, medical consultant for the California Department of Healthcare Services' Office of Family Planning, as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Associate Editor of Journal Watch Womens Health, and as a member of the FDA's Advisory Committee on Reproductive Health Drugs. She is a Fellow of the Society of Family Planning, and past-chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Taskforce on Women's Health.  


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Women's Center for Health
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1999

M.S., Health and Medical Sciences, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1997

B.A., Biochemistry, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1993

Internship: Primary Care and Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1999-2000


Primary Care and Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2000-2002


Health Services Research and Women's Health, UC San Francisco/S.F. VA Medical Center, San Francisco CA 2003-2005

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Recertification, 2012

Professional Memberships

Society of Family Planning

Society of General Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

Best Poster, Forum on Family Planning, 2014

Best Women�s Health Oral Abstract, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2012,

Mid-career Mentor Award for Family Planning, Society of Family Planning, 2011,

Roy M. Pitkin Award, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2003, 2009

Select Recent Publications

To view a detailed list of  Dr. Schwarz's publications, please click here.

Recent Videos


How mothers can nurse themselves healthy