The Gynecology Service: Faculty and Staff

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Family Planning) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Urology
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Bio

Dr. Lisa Chao is a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon who specializes in complex pelvic surgery for benign gynecologic conditions including endometriosis, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, adnexal cysts, and other conditions that may require minimally invasive surgery. She is devoted to improving women’s health through evidence-based practice and by providing compassionate, holistic, and patient-centered approach to care. Committed to helping those with endometriosis and pelvic pain, she takes on a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach. Her clinical interests include complex gynecologic surgery, advanced laparoscopic techniques, large fibroids, advanced endometriosis, and pelvic pain. Her academic interests include surgical education and simulation training. Dr. Chao earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University and received advanced training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery through a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Magee-Womens Hospital. Prior to returning to Stanford University, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and served as Associate Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Program where she trained both fellows and residents. Dr. Chao has authored many peer-reviewed research articles and delivered numerous presentations at international meetings. She is a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a ‘Top Reviewer’ since 2020 for the journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also an active member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS). She holds leadership positions and serves as an expert on several national committees for these organizations.
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology - Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Urology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Urology

Fellows

Family Planning

Stephanie Amaya, MD
Complex Family Planning Fellow
Simran Kaur, MD
Complex Family Planning Fellow

Fellows

Urogynecology

Kelsey Gallo, MD
Rachel Hannah Kopkin, MD
Kathryn Batham
Clinical Research Manager
Shyairra Dodd
Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
Tayler Hughes
Clinical Research Coordinator
Emma DuBridge
Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Lily Mazzocco

Administrative Associate (Generalists)
lmazzo@stanford.edu

Wanjiru "Chiru" Rwigi

Administrative Associate
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Coordinator
wrwigi@stanford.edu 

Mailing Address

Center for Academic Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology | MC 5317
Stanford University School of Medicine
453 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304