Dr. Lisa Underwood started her exciting career as an OB/GYN Physician in 2010. She is committed to the highest quality of care in all aspects of women’s health during every stage of their lives. She has been practicing in San Diego and at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital since 2015 and is grateful to be part of such a compassionate and knowledgeable team.
She graduated from The University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in both Biology and Organic Chemistry. After obtaining her undergraduate degree she became involved in research at The Scripps Research Institute studying drug and alcohol addiction. As much as she enjoyed research she realized her true calling was to pursue a career as a physician where she could have a more direct impact on the health and wellness of others. She attended Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine receiving her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she received extensive training that emphasized a patient-centered approach, taking into account all aspects of a person’s health including their emotional and spiritual needs.
Dr. Underwood is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her professional interests include low and high-risk obstetrics, teen/adolescent care, preventative medicine, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She strives to provide all women with exceptional and comprehensive medical care through patient education, advocacy, and partnership. She is an active member of the Sharp Physician Wellbeing Committee, Sharp Mary Birch Pelvic Health Team, Sharp Mary Birch OR Committee, and Sharp Mary Birch MISCOE Committee.
Dr. Underwood’s most proud accomplishment is being a mother to her wonderful and talented son. Outside of work she finds her happiness in spending quality time with her family & friends, traveling, hiking, camping, and taking the family dog to the beach.