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Dr. Jacob Christ, MD

Clinical Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Low resource fertility care medical education program, PCOS, complications in onco-fertility patients undergoing fertility treatment



Institution Degree Field of Study

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2018 Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine MD Medicine with Special Qualifications in Biomedical Research
2013 Cornell University BS Human Biology, Health, and Society

Achievements & Recognition

  • 2022 Resident as teacher award
  • 2021 AAGL Recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • Christ JP et al. Estrogen deprivation and cardiovascular disease risk in primary ovarian insufficiency included in 2020 ABOG Maintenance of Certification
  • Oral Abstract in ASRM 2020 Scientific Congress Prize Paper Session
  • 2020 Resident Fellow Physician Union Northwest Grant Recipient
  • 2013-2018 Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Full Tuition Scholarship
  • 2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant Recipient
  • 2015 Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Excellence in Research Award
  • 2014 Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Recipient
  • January-March 2014 Featured Publication in AEPCOS Quarterly Publication List
  • August 2009-January 2013 (all enrolled semesters) Cornell Dean’s List
  • 2012 Human Ecology Research Stipend
  • 2011 Cornell Program Showcase and Campus Diversity Award

Selected Publications

Christ JP, Vu M, Mehr H, Jackson-Bey T, Herndon CN. See one, do one, teach one: Reimagining reproductive endocrinology and infertility training programs to expand access to care. FS Rep. 2021.

Christ JP, Yu O, Schulze-Rath R, Grafton J, Hansen K, Reed SD. Incidence, prevalence and trends in endometriosis diagnosis: A United States population-based study from 2006-2015. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2021;S0002-9378(21)00700-6.

Christ J, Herndon CN, Yu B. Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome associated with long-acting GnRH agonist in oncofertility patients. J Assist Reprod Genet 2021

Gunning MN, Sir Petermann T, Crisosto N, van Rijn BB, de Wilde MA, Christ JP, et al. Cardiometabolic health in offspring of women with PCOS compared to healthy controls: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Hum Reprod Update. 2020;26(1):103–17.

Christ JP, Gunning MN, Meun C, Eijkemans MJC, van Rijn BB, Bonsel GJ, et al. Pre-conception characteristics predict obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019;104(3):809-18.

Christ JP, Falcone T. Response to “Reproductive Function Abnormalities and Bariatric Surgery: is a Matter of Time?” Obes Surg. 2019;29(1):320–1.

Christ JP, Falcone T. Bariatric surgery improves hyperandrogenism, menstrual irregularities, and metabolic dysfunction among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Obes Surg. 2018;28(8):2171-7.

Christ JP, Gunning MN, Palla G, Eijkemans MJC, Lambalk CB, Laven JSE, et al. Estrogen deprivation and cardiovascular disease risk in primary ovarian insufficiency. Fertil Steril. 2018;109(4):594,600.e1.

Christ JP, Gunning MN, Fauser BCJM. Implications of the 2014 androgen excess and polycystic ovary syndrome society guidelines on polycystic ovarian morphology for polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis. Reprod Biomed Online. 2017;35(4):480-3.

Christ JP, Vanden Brink H, Brooks ED, Pierson RA, Chizen DR, Lujan ME. Ultrasound features of polycystic ovaries relate to degree of reproductive and metabolic disturbance in polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2015;103:787-94.

Christ JP, Willis AD, Brooks ED, Vanden Brink H, Jarrett BY, Pierson RA, Chizen DR, Lujan ME. Follicle number, not assessments of the ovarian stroma, represents the best ultrasonographic marker of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2014;101:280-7 e1.