Sarah Cigna, MD, MS, FACOG, IF (She/Her) is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology with The GW Medical Faculty Associates She is the current Director of the SAGA (Sexual Health and Gender Affirmation) Center and Director of the first Sexual Medicine Fellowship in the country for OBGYN physicians.
She was born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland and earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. While applying for medical school, she completed a Masters of Physiology at Georgetown University. She attended medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and stayed on at GWU to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In her final year of training she was selected to serve as an Administrative Chief Resident. She is honored to have the opportunity to stay on as a faculty member at her alma mater.
Dr. Cigna is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), and the Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG). She has presented numerous projects, publications, and presentations at nationally recognized conferences including Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and ISSWSH. She has publications in reputable journals in both general obstetrics and gynecology and vulvovaginal medicine and sexual health. She is a Fellow of ISSWSH and a Sexual Medicine expert.
Dr. Cigna is very excited to continue pursuing her interest in vulvovaginal disorders and sexual health at the MFA. She believes strongly in patients taking ownership of their health and advocates for patient centered education and care. She enjoys teaching and values the role of mentorship for solidifying the knowledge and skills in the next generation of healthcare providers. She is trauma-informed and considers herself an LGBTQIA+ ally.