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Obstetrics, Gynecology & Gynecologic Subspecialties

Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS, UCSF Department of ObGyn & RS, UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center
Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS

Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery
Associate Professor

Member, UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

550 16th Street, 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Practice Locations: Mt. Zion
Practice Phone: 415/885-7788
Academic Fax: 415/353-9856
Academic Assistant: 415/353-7193 or 415/353-9240

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Vanessa Jacoby is an obstetrician gynecologist with a research program focused on surgical gynecology. She has studied long-term health outcomes of hysterectomy and oophorectomy. Most recently, her research has focused on studies of new minimally invasive treatments for women with uterine fibroids including procedures, medications, and complementary and alternative treatments. She is the principal investigator of a nationwide registry for women with fibroids undergoing laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation ( and has conducted multiple randomized trials of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound for fibroids. She is also Dr. Jacoby is the principal investigator for the University of California Fibroid Network (UCFN), a state-wide collaboration to improve the care of women with fibroids through research, education, and collaborative clinical practice. The UCFN is participating in the COMPARE-UF study, a nationwide study of 5,000 women undergoing treatment for uterine fibroids. A full list of Dr. Jacoby’s current research studies can be found here.



University of California, Berkeley

B.A. Geography

University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine

M.D. Medicine
2005 University of California, San Francisco Resident Obstetrics and Gynecology
2007 University of California, San Francisco M.A.S. Clinical Research

Achievements & Recognition


Alpha Omega Alpha
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine


James R. Green Award for Chief Resident
University of California, San Francisco