Aparna Sridhar, MD

Aparna Sridhar, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location
Westwood OBGYN
200 Medical Plaza
220
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-7436

About

Dr. Aparna Sridhar is an Associate Clinical Professor and a full scope clinical expert in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her unique experience in international and national settings gives her an in depth understanding of cultural influence on healthcare. She specializes in comprehensive and holistic prenatal care for low risk and high-risk pregnancies. She is an expert in normal and abnormal benign gynecological problems. She believes in treating a patient taking into account psychological, social factors rather than the symptoms and disease. She did her residency in Rutgers New Jersey Medical School before moving to UCLA.

Comprehensive expertise

  • Prenatal care
  • Well woman examination
  • High risk prenatal care
  • Abnormal bleeding problems
  • Contraception including intrauterine devices and Nexplanon placement
  • Pap smears and abnormalities
  • In office surgical procedures
  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Benign vulvar and vaginal problems
  • Menopausal care

Board Certification

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic and Medical Staff Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Consultant Gynecologist – Arthur ASHE Student Health and Wellness Center
  • Director of Marketing and Innovation – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Society of Family Planning

Patient Stories

Birth Is Still a Joyous Occasion

Languages

Telugu, Hindi, English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2013

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry/The University Hospital, 2011

Internship

Mysore Medical College, 2005

Degrees

Mysore Medical College, MBBS, 2005
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, MPH

Recognition

Locations

West Los Angeles

Westwood OBGYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology| Women's Health| Cancer Genetics +2 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Publications

Link to Dr. Sridhar's PubMed publications
Link to Dr. Sridhar's Google Scholar publications

LATEST RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Sridhar A, Forbes E, Mooney K, Rible R. Knowledge and Training of Intrauterine Devices Among Primary Care Residents: Implications for Graduate Medical Education. A Sridhar, ER Forbes, K Mooney, R Rible. Journal of graduate medical education 7 (1), 9-11
  2. Sridhar A, Chen AY, Forbes E, Glik D. Mobile Application for Information on Reversible Contraception: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 212 (6), 774. e1-774. E7
  3. Sridhar A, Robinson A, Roque K, Chen A. Mobile applications for contraception information: A Short Overview. Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care 2016
  4. Lunde B, Perry R, Sridhar A, Chen KT. An Evaluation of Contraception Education and Health Promotion Applications for Patients. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jan - Feb;27(1):29-3
  5. Sridhar A, Cwiak C, Kaunitz A, Allen R. Contraceptive Considerations in Women with Gastrointestinal Disorders. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jan;62(1):54-63
  6. Sridhar A, Salcedo J. Optimizing maternal and neonatal outcomes with postpartum contraception: impact on breastfeeding and birth spacing. Matern Health Neonatol Perinatol. 2017 Jan 13;3:1
  7. Han MN, Grisales T, Sridhar A. Evaluation of mobile application for pelvic floor exercises. Telemed J E Health. 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0316
  8. Bertozzi E, Bertozzi-Villa A, Kulkarni P and Sridhar A. Collecting family planning intentions and providing reproductive health information using a tablet-based video game in India. Gates Open Res. 2018 Apr 26;2:20. doi: 10.12688/gatesopenres.12818.1.
  9. A Sridhar, Friedman S, Grotts JF, Michael B. Effect of theory-based contraception comics on subjective contraceptive knowledge: a pilot study. Contraception. 2019 Mar 13. pii: S0010-7824(19)30055-1. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2019.02.010. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Lakshminrusimha S, Sridhar A, Guerra AAH, Higgins RD, Saade G. Perinatal COVID-19 Infection Prevention: Infographics for Patients and Providers. published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 19]. Am J Perinatol. 2020;10.1055/s-0040-1714387. doi:10.1055/s-0040-1714387]

CHAPTERS

  1. Book title: Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient (2015) Publisher: Springer
    1. Sridhar A, Ho W, Tran T, Patel A, Chen AY. Contraception in medically complicated patients with gastrointestinal disorders
    2. Salcedo J, Sridhar A, Rizack T. Contraception in medically complicated patients with coagulation disorders
  2. Book title: Urgent & Emergency Gynecology: A Case-Based Approach (2015)
    Publisher: Cambridge
    Salcedo J, Sridhar A. An 18-year-old woman with long-acting reversible contraception and new-onset bleeding

LATEST ABSTRACTS

  1. Sridhar A/strong>. Comics for contraception education in young adults: results from a quasi-experimental study. Presented at the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health – Budapest, Hungary, May 2018
  2. Sridhar A, Bertozzi E, Kulkarni P, Bertozzi-Villa A. Do Family Planning and Reproductive Health Education Preferences of Adolescents in South India differ from their Parents and Teachers? Poster accepted for International Conference in Family Planning – Kigali November 2018
  3. Sridhar A, Bertozzi E, Kulkarni P, Bertozzi-Villa A. “My Future Family: A Videogame to Identify Family Planning Preferences of Adolescents in South India” Oral presentation at FIGO annual meeting Brazil October 2018.
  4. Asarch S, Morikawa E, Nguyen TA, Sridhar A. Indicated Delivery calculator: Impact on Obstetric Residents’ Clinical Decision Making. Oral presentation at APGO CREOG Conference – New Orleans 2019
  5. E Chan, Y Korotkaya, R Woodson, A Sridhar. Analyzing Patient Experiences of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Los Angeles County from Social Media (E-poster presentation at ACOG 2019 Nashville)
  6. S Zhang, R Woodson, A Sridhar. Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention for Anxiety Reduction During In-office Dilation and Curettage (E-poster presentation at ACOG 2019 Nashville)
  7. R Woodson, S Zhang, A Sridhar. Usability of Virtual Reality for Anxiety Reduction during First Trimester Dilation & Curettage: A Qualitative Study (E-poster at ACOG 2019 Nashville)
  8. MM Nguyen, V Yu, TA Nguyen, A Sridhar. Characteristics of Oral Contraceptive Reminder Patterns in Young Adults: A Cross Sectional Survey (E -poster at ACOG 2019 Nashville)
  9. Douglass M, Karen B, Nathan L, Nicholas L, Sridhar A. Medical student experience with podcast for contraception education: A pilot study (Poster at APGO, Florida February 2020)
  10. Niino C, Zapata M, Doppee D, Nathan L, Nicholas L, Sridhar A. Video-based Lecture for Contraception Education in Third Year Clerkship: A Pilot Test (Poster at APGO, Florida February 2020)
  11. E Chan, Y Korotkaya, A Sridhar. Analysing Patient Experiences from Crowd-Sourced Reviews of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in California (E poster ACOG 2020)

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2020
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2019
  • 2016: APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2013: Mentorship and teaching award UCLA
  • 2012: ACOG Junior Fellow Research Award
  • 2011: Outstanding achievement as a chief resident-Rutgers/ New Jersey Medical School
  • 2011: Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching- Rutgers/ New Jersey Medical School
  • 2011: Excellence in Research – Fourth year residency project- Rutgers/ New Jersey Medical School
  • 2010: Excellence in Research – Third year residency project- Rutgers/ New Jersey Medical School
  • 2010: Arnold P.Gold Award for Excellence in Teaching and Humanism - Rutgers/ New Jersey Medical School
  • 2008: Best teaching resident award