Vanessa Dorismond, MD

Woman starignt to the right of the camera, black braided hair, professional grey, collarded shirt, beautiful smileWe are thrilled to welcome Vanessa Dorismond, MD, MA, MAS, to our team. She brings a wealth of expertise and dedication. Dr. Dorismond is a distinguished specialist with a remarkable background in women’s health and advanced research.

After completing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Dorismond first pursued an Advanced Pelvic Surgery fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and is now completing an Advanced Women’s Health Research fellowship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) while also earning her master’s in clinical research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her focus areas encompass minimally invasive surgery, cervical cancer, and HPV screening, prevention, and management, demonstrating a profound commitment to enhancing women’s healthcare.

Remaining in the Bay Area, Dr. Dorismond is set to make significant contributions to our community through her clinical practice and research endeavors. Outside of her professional pursuits, she has cultivated a successful art business, showcasing her creative talents through various mediums online and at local markets.

Notably, Dr. Dorismond is proficient in English, French, and Spanish; she is a former professional volleyball player and holds a master’s in creative writing alongside her medical qualifications. She also passionately shares her medical expertise with startups in maternal health, cervical cancer screening, and AI healthcare, reflecting her dedication to innovation and progress in healthcare delivery.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Dorismond as she continues her exceptional journey of empowering patients and advancing medical knowledge in our community.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Dorismond is a member of these professional societies:

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • Dorismond, VG; Saraiya, M; Gopalani, SV; Soman, A; Kenney, K; Miller, J; Sawaya, GF. (2024) “Variation in cervical cancer screening test utilization and results in a United States-based program”. Gynecologic Oncolog, 184, 96-102.
  • Dorismond, VG; Boscardin, WJ; Sawaya, GF. “The association between YouTube use and knowledge of human papillomavirus-related cancers”. PEC Innovation, Volume 3, 2023.
  • Sawaya, GF; Dorismond, VG. “Avoiding Low-Value Care and Patient Financial Harm in Cervical Cancer Screening”. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2023 Jul 5; 16(7):363-364. PMID:37403658.

Oral Presentations

  • Dorismond, VG; Boscardin, WJ; Sawaya, GF; “The association between YouTube use and knowledge of human papillomavirus-related cancers”. Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (PCOGS) Annual Meeting, Sunriver, Oregon, September 2023.
  • Dorismond, VG; Boscardin, WJ; Sawaya, GF; “The association between YouTube use and knowledge of human papillomavirus-related cancers”. Advanced Fellowship in Women’s Health Conference. 2023. Virtual.
  • Dorismond, VG. “Health Disparities in Gynecologic Oncology”. Grand Rounds Presentation at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, October 2021.
  • Dorismond, VG; Holmes, R; Ranjit, A; Dorismond, C; Davenport, E; “Optimizing Robotic Surgical Simulation Training Among Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents: A Randomized Pilot Study”. Howard University Hospital, Department of OBGYN Research Day (2021). 1st place research.


PCOGS Ted Adams Scholarship Award Winner

NIH-Howard Intramural Research Collaboration (NIH-HUIRC) Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Oncology Scholars Program

Charles Hammond Junior Fellow Travel Award

2018 Women Athletes Business Network (WABN)


Areas of Interest

Dr. Dorismond possesses a particular interest in cervical cancer screening, HPV prevention, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.


French, English, and Spanish

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Name and license:  Vanessa Dorismond, MD A181759

Highest level of academic degree: Medical Doctor (MD)

Board certification: BOARD ELIGIBLE (American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Hospital affiliations:  El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California

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