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Shawn A. Menefee, MD

Area Research Chair

San Diego

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Shawn Menefee is director of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. He serves as area research chair for San Diego on the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s Regional Research Committee.

As co-director of the joint University of California, San Diego, and Kaiser Permanente Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, he had the opportunity to educate and supervise residents and fellows. He is a site primary investigator in the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network and was the site primary investigator for 2 cycles of the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. Dr. Menefee has taken a large role in the intellectual pursuits of these networks, from protocol development to the interpretation and write-up of results.

Dr. Menefee has developed a research infrastructure within


the Division of Clinical Trials Research that drives quality through clinical research. He has also collaborated with other physicians within Kaiser Permanente on research trials on vaginal mesh, robotic surgery, complications of mesh and laparoscopic hysterectomy, microscopic hematuria, surgical ergonomics, and demand for pelvic floor care.

Areas of Focus

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urogynecologic surgery


Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana
Residency, Obstetrics-Gynecology
Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth, Virginia
University of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member, American Urogynecologic Society Guidelines Committee
  • Member and Pelvic Floor Clinical Lead, National Kaiser Permanente Gynecologic Robotics Committee
  • Elected Board Member at Large, American Urogynecologic Society