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Elena Gates, MD
Elena Gates, MD

Professor Emerita


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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2356 Sutter St, J-140
San Francisco, CA 94115
Academic Fax: 415-353-9509
Academic Assistant: 415-353-7193, 415-514-8458

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
1986 University of California, San Francisco Fellowship Bioethics
1985 University of California, San Francisco Residency Ob/Gyn
1981 University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine M.D. Medicine
1976 University of California, Berkeley Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program
1975 Yale University B.A. Psychology

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2010-2013 Outstanding Faculty Award in Medical Student Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine, Ob/Gyn and RS
2006 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, Ob/Gyn and RS
2006 Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
2005 UCSF Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women