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Stefanie Ueda, MD, FACOG

Clinical Professor
Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Dept of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences
490 Illinois Street, Floor 10, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

Academic Phone: 415-885-7204 / 415-885-7561
Academic Fax:


Research/Clinical Interests

Stefanie Ueda's primary interest is in global health as well as clinical capacity building in low middle income countries. During the last 9 years, she has helped to start the first gynecologic oncology fellowship in Uganda to improve complex surgical skill development and multidisciplinary care at the country's only cancer institute and largest public hospital. The first two in-country fellows graduated in October 2019. The program has gained recognition from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, with the hopes expanding access for women with gynecologic malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Ueda took on the role of gynecologic oncology fellowship director at UCSF in July 2020.

Education/ Training

Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
1997 Stanford University, Stanford, CA B.A. English
2002 New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY M.D. Medicine
2006 University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology
2010 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Fellowship Gynecologic Oncology

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors

HERA Foundation Award in Ovarian Cancer Research


Entertainment Industry Foundation Award in Ovarian Cancer Research

Ueda SM, Yap, KL, Davidson, B et al. Expression of fatty acid synthase depends on NAC1 and is associated with recurrent ovarian serous carcinomas. J Oncology 2010;2010:285191.

Krill LS, Ueda SM, Gerardi M, Bristow RE. Analysis of postoperative complications associated with the use of anti-adhesion sodium hyaluronate-carboxymethylcellulose (HA-CMC) barrier after cytoreductive surgery for ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers. Article in press for Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Feb; 120(2):220-3

Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Ueda SM, Frasure HE, Rose PG, Fleury A, Grumbine FC, Nickles-Fader A. Abnormal cervical cytology in the diagnosis of uterine papillary serous carcinoma: earlier detection of a poor prognostic cancer subtype? Acta Cytol 2001;55(3):255-60.

Bristow RE, Ueda S, Gerardi MA, Ajiboye OB, Ibeanu OA. Analysis of racial disparities in stage IIIC epithelial ovarian cancer care and outcomes in a tertiary gynecologic oncology referral center. Gynecol Oncol 2011;122(2):319-23.

Giuntoli RL, Gerardi MA, Yemelyanova AV, Ueda SM, Fleury AC, Diaz-Montes TP, Bristow RE. Stage I non-invasive and minimally invasive uterine serous carcinoma: comprehensive staging associated with improved survival. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2012;22(2):273-9.