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Obstetrics, Gynecology & Gynecologic Subspecialties

Elena Gates, MD
Elena Gates, MD

Office-based Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mission Bay

If you are a patient, please do not contact this physician by email without her prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 Owens St., Ste. 380
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Location: Mission Bay Owens Street
Practice Phone: 415/353-4600
Fax: 415/353-2288
Academic Assistant: 415/353-7193, 415/353-2081

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Gates' clinical practice consists of both obstetrics and general gynecology. She founded the Owens Street Ob/Gyn practice in 2013 and has served in multiple leadership roles throughout UCSF, including as chief of the UCSF Medical Staff. Dr. Gates has received multiple awards for teaching medical students and residents at UCSF.

Dr. Gates' research interests include medical ethics, research ethics, ethics in reproduction and women's health, human subjects protection, genetic testing, human embryonic stem cell research, surgical innovation, new technologies, medical decision-making, and reproductive choice.


Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
1975 Yale University B.A. Psychology
1981 University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine M.D. Medicine
1985 University of California, San Francisco Resident Ob/Gyn
1986 University of California, San Francisco Fellow Bioethics

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2006 Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
2006-2007 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences