Dr. Frederica Lofquist

Dr. Lofquist has been private practice physician in San Francisco since 1992. Her current practice encompasses general obstetrics and gynecology, with a special interest in genetic cancer risk evaluation and management. She has spoken nationally on this subject, including talks most recently at the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society meetings. She is a co-founder of Gnosis Biosystems, a new endeavor which is developing management strategies for genetic information.

Dr. Lofquist received her undergraduate and medical training at Stanford University and completed her graduate degree in Physiology and Biophysics at Harvard. She has held faculty and clinical faculty appointments at Stanford, Harvard and UCSF.

Dr. Lofquist’s research includes: work on the biochemical and genetic basis of Huntington’s disease with Dr. Victor Sapirstein; the initial sequencing of the serum protein apo E which forms the basis of the familial class III hyperlipidemia syndrome with Dr Jan Breslow; and studies on various approaches to the modification of wound healing, scar formation, and post-traumatic peripheral nerve regeneration. Her most recent research evaluates the incidence and family history of various cancers in a general practice population, and psychological aspects of testing for genetic cancer syndromes.

Dr. Lofquist is currently enrolled in the prestigious postgraduate certification program in cancer genetics at City of Hope Medical Center.

Additional personal and professional interests include wilderness medicine, search and rescue, medicine in the developing world, sailing, and competitive equestrian sports. Dr. Lofquist lives in Point Reyes Station, California with her horses and her dog.


Stanford University, BS with Distinction

Graduate School
Harvard University, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, MA, Cand. Phil.

Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine, MD with honors

Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco
Departments of Internal Medicine and General Surgery

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco
Stanford University Medical Center

Honors and Awards (Selected)
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Outstanding House Officer Award 1992
  • Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center
    • Hoechst Pharmaceuticals Research Grant
    • Department of Psychiatry, Outstanding House Officer Award
    • Department of Orthopaedics, House Staff Award
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
    • Medical Scholars Research Award 1983
    • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research Fellowship Grant 1984


Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
State of California Physician and Surgeon License

Professional Activities and Community Service

  • Clinical Instructor, University of California San Francisco
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Leader, pilot projects, Tibet Autonomous Region, PRC. Ford Foundation Grant administered by Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund, 1998-1999.
  • Volunteer surgeon, Hospital de la Familia, Nuevo Progresso, Guatemala. 1997.
  • Medical Consultant and Medical Director, Mountain Millhouse Outdoor Education Center. 1993-97.
  • Advisory Committee for Premedical Education, Stanford University. 1985.
  • Admissions Panel, Stanford University School of Medicine. 1984.
  • Orientation Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine. 1983-84.
  • Member Interplast Surgical Team to Arequipa, Peru. 1984.

Professional Interests

  • Member, Board of Directors of ARTA River Trips
  • Member, Board of Directors of Katherine Delmar Burke School, Mountain Millhouse Outdoor Education Center Planning and Oversight Committee. 1993-97