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Dr. Anita Hadpawat-Lee

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. Anita Hadpawat-Lee

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Riverside, Calif. 92508
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Education and Training

  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • M.D.,  Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New York
  • M.S., Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts
  • B.A., Natural Sciences & Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland
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Dr. Anita Hadpawat-Lee, M.D., joined the UC Riverside School of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she was an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health. She also worked as an OB-GYN at the Montefiore Medical Center, which is the university hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Hadpawat-Lee owns a M.S. in maternal and child health from the Harvard School of Public Health and an M.D. from Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has served on multiple quality improvement and patient safety committees as well as the policy committee for the Public Health Association of New York.

She has participated in a wide range of quality improvement and educational initiatives relating to resident education, simulation-based training, patient provider communication, mental health services and access to preventive care.

Research Interests

In addition to her interest in all aspects of women's health, her research interests focus on cost-effectiveness research, public health programs and policy and outcomes analysis.


  • DEW Point Scholar - Quality, Outcomes and Effectiveness in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2008-2011.
  • New York Perinatal Society Clinical Research Award - Preterm labor: A cost-effectiveness analysis of screening methods, 2009.
  • Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2008.
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical Student Teaching Award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

Selected Publications

  • Johnson A, Hadpawat A, Leegant A, Dramatinos P, Downing K. A Cost-Utility Analysis of Strategies for Managing Stress Continent Women Who Will Undergo Surgery for Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Oral Presentation, American Urogynecologic Society, 2012, Accepted, Oral-Poster Presentation, International Urogynecologic Association 2012. 
  • Chudnoff S, Levie M, Gupta D, Hadpawat A. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Universal Cystoscopy in Identification of Urinary Tract Injury by Hysterectomy Route.  Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 19(6) S66, 2012.
  • Karkowsky C, Landsberger E, Bernstein P, Dayal A, Goffman D, Hadpawat A, Lee C, Chazotte C. Breaking Bad News in Obstetrics: A Trial of Simulation-Based Education. International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare, 2011.
  • Nathan L, Hadpawat A, Fisher N. Global Health Initiative: A Novel Obstetrical Emergencies Simulations Program for a Physician from Rwanda.  International Meeting of Simulation in Health Care, 2011.
  • Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Simulation Training for Obstetric Emergencies Improves Participant Knowledge and Confidence. Goffman D, Lee C. Chazotte C, Dayal A, Hadpawat A, Johansen M, Merkatz I, Bernstein P.
    International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare, 2011
  • Short-term neonatal outcomes in iatrogenic and spontaneous late preterm births in an urban population. Mehta S, Baja C, Vega M, Nemerofsky S, Bernstein P, Hadpawat A.
    American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011: 204(1); S209.
  • Sharma C, Hackley B, Silton S, Herszenson D, Hadpawat A. Improving Mental Health Services to Pregnant Women in an Urban Community Health Center.  American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2011.
  • Hackley B, Sharma C, Silton S, Herszenson D, Hadpawat, A. Singing the Blues: Screening for Depression during Pregnancy and Postpartum. NYC Ring, 2011
  • Bolton, P, Hussain, A, Hadpawat, A, Holt, E, Hughart, N, Guyer, B. Deficiencies in current childhood immunization indicators.  Public Health Reports, 113(6);527-32, 1998.

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