Sara Twogood, MD

Sara Twogood, MD

Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Cedars Sinai Medical Group, CA, USA
Work Experience: 15+ years in obstetrics and gynecology

“As an OB-GYN, I get the opportunity to care for women at some of the best — but also the hardest — times of their lives. Being able to help empower my patients as they move through these life-changing moments motivates me to do my best, always.”

Career Highlights

  • Co-founder of FemEd, an educational platform for all things female health, 2020-present
  • OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Group, 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2011-2019
  • Medical Director of USC OB-GYN Services, Vice Chair of the OB-GYN department and Residency Co-Director at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Recipient of the Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars award in 2017 and recognized as a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine
  • Published two studies in medical peer-reviewed journals

Education

  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2011
  • Medical degree from Albany Medical College, NY, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological and Physical Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003

Featured Publications

  • “Prenatal Metal Mixtures and Birth Weight for Gestational Age in a Predominantly Lower-Income Hispanic Pregnancy Cohort in Los Angeles.” Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 128, no. 11, Nov 2020, doi: 10.1289/EHP7201
  • “Interobserver reliability of fetal heart rate pattern interpretation using NICHD definitions.” American Journal of Perinatology, vol. 30, no. 6, Jun 2013, doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1326991

My Journey in Medicine

I fell in love with medicine while getting my bachelor’s degree in biology and with women’s health in particular while attending medical school. Obstetrics and gynecology allows the best of so many worlds: the opportunity to practice both medicine and surgery as well as the chance to follow a woman through every stage of her life, from her first period to giving birth and through menopause.

Following my training, I taught medical students for eight years at USC, where I was also involved in several leadership roles to improve the quality of care and patient safety. In addition to that, I mentored students during their third-year clerkship at Good Samaritan Hospital, a teaching hospital of USC, showing them the ropes of caring for patients during pregnancy and birth.

As a mom to young children, I want them to grow up with accurate and positive information about the female body. This drives me to educate women everywhere through various outlets and professional ventures. On my blog, LadyParts, I share comprehensive knowledge about pregnancy and gynecological topics. Together with a colleague from Cedars Sinai, I recently founded Female Health Education, a platform dedicated to help people better understand the female body and reproductive medicine. We have online courses for people of all ages and aim to make people feel empowered and good about themselves through our resources.

Beyond that, I’m a medical writer for Female Health Collective, contribute as a medical expert for the pregnancy app and website The Bump, and serve on the Byrdie Beauty and Wellness Review Board. I’ve also been featured as an expert for the podcasts “The Dream” and “Your Body, Your Story,” and quoted in many online and print publications.

Working with Flo enables me to further promote and demystify information surrounding female health to a wide audience, and I’m honored to be here as part of the team.

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