Dr. Navi Reiners is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care to women of all ages in a compassionate and patient-centered manner. Her clinical interests include health education and wellness, pregnancy, adolescent health, contraception and minimally invasive surgery. When she is not taking care of patients, she enjoys reading, baking, Pilates and exploring her native Bay Area with her husband and young children.

Clinical Focus

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Contraception
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Abnormal Pap Test
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Infertility

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Core Clerkship (2019 - 2020)
  • Co-Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Core Clerkship (2018 - 2019)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2017)
  • Residency: University of California Los Angeles (2015) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (2011) CA
  • Board Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2017)

All Publications

  • Breus Mole: A Placental Anomaly in a Patient Undergoing a Dilation and Evacuation Obstet Gynecol Cases Rev Reiners, N., Sai, V., Ragavendra, N., Sridhar, A., Chen, A. 2016
  • Unmasking of PML by HAART: Unusual clinical features and the role of IRIS JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY Sidhu, N., McCutchan, J. 2010; 219 (1-2): 100–104


    For patients with HIV/AIDS, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is currently the only effective therapy for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a viral-induced demyelinating disease caused by polyomavirus JC. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) following initiation of HAART can cause paradoxical clinical deterioration in patients with established PML. Because the onset of PML follows soon after initiation of HAART in some cases (unmasking), we investigated the role IRIS plays in unmasked PML. We reviewed records of 20 PML cases seen from 1997-2006 at the UCSD HIV primary care clinic. Eight cases presented with PML symptoms within 6months of initiating HAART (referred to hereafter as unmasked PML), six patients were diagnosed with PML before initiating HAART, and six were diagnosed more than 6months after starting HAART. Patients with unmasked PML constituted 40% of our series, had relatively long survival, and commonly (50%) had lesions exclusively in the posterior fossa, a localization not previously reported with such a high prevalence. Only 3 of the 8 patients with unmasked PML had IRIS reactions as evidenced by contrast enhancement around lesions on MRI, suggesting that IRIS is not necessary for the pathogenesis of this syndrome.

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