Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Currently serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and as Medical Director of the Family PACT Program, the family planning and STI program of the CA State Office of Family Planning.
Prior to February 2005, he was Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the NorthBay Healthcare System in Fairfield, California. From 1994 through 1999, he was Medical Director of the Partnership HealthPlan of California, in Fairfield, California, which included over 50,000 Medicaid recipients of Solano and Napa counties. He is former Vice President for Medical Affairs of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. a position that he held between 1992-1994. Between 1983 and 1992, he concurrently served as Medical Director of the Women's Health Center at the San Francisco General Hospital and as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Alameda/San Francisco.
He received his MD degree at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Subsequently he received a Master of Public Health degree in Health Services Management from UCLA School of Public Health.
Dr. Policar is a widely known speaker with particular interest in health delivery systems and women’s health issues, including menopause, family planning, female genital tract infections, and genital tract cancer screening. Currently, he is a member of both the HealthNet Committee on Evidence Based Medicine and the Quality/Utilization Advisory Committee of the Partnership HealthPlan of California. He is a former appointee to the California Women’s Health Council.
He has authored a number of chapters in medical textbooks, including the current and past editions of Contraceptive Technology. Dr. Policar is active in a number of professional societies, including the American College of Physician Executives, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the North American Menopause Society, and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. He is an avid gardener and cultivates over 120 varieties of Salvia (sages).