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Roxanna Irani, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Medical Director of Outpatient Obstetrics

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:  490 Illinois Street, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Phone: 415-353-2566

Research/Clinical Interests

Pre-eclampsia, anticoagulation challenges in gravid women with mechanical heart valves, and treatment modalities in TAPS.


Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
2002 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada BSc Honors Biology
2010 University of Texas, Houston PhD Biochemistry and Reproductive Biology
2011 University of Texas, Houston MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
2015 Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia Residency Education & Administrative Chief Resident
2018 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Fellowship Maternal Fetal Medicine

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2009 Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation Fellow
2009 University of Texas – Medical School Dean’s Research Award
2009 Inaugural University of Texas System Jess Hay Chancellor’s Fellow
2010 Student Travel Award for TAOG/ACOG Annual Meeting
2013 Resident Teaching Award, DUCOM Ob/Gyn Residency Program
2015 “S. Leon Israel Award” for Resident Research, District III ACOG Resident Education Day
2015 AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
2015 Ob/Gyn Education Chief Resident Award for outstanding participation in medical education

Selected Publications

Bahtiyar MO, Ekmekci E, Demirel E, Irani RA, Copel JA. “In utero partial exchange transfusion (iPET) combined with in utero blood transfusion (IT) for treatment of twin anemia polycythemia sequence”. 2017 July. Under Review.
Irani RA & Foster S, “Overview of the Mechanisms of Induction of Labor”. Semin Perinatol, 2015 Oct;39(6):426-9. PMID 26372360.
Irani RA, Foster S, Podolsky M. “Self-Induced Abortion by a Modern Day Mechanism”. DrexelMed Journal, 2015 Spring;9(1):28-9.
Wang W, Parchim NF, Iriyama T, Luo R, Zhao C, Liu C, Irani RA, Zhang W, Ning C, Zhang Y, Blackwell SC, Chen L, Tao L, Hicks MJ, Kellems RE, Xia Y. Excess LIGHT Contributes to Placental Impairment, Increased Secretion of Vasoactive Factors, Hypertension, and Proteinuria in Preeclampsia. Hypertension. 2014 Mar;63(3):595-606. Epub 2013 Dec 9. PMID: 24324043.
Liu C, Wang W, Parchim N, Irani RA, Blackwell SC, Sibai B, Jin J, Kellems RE, Xia Y. Tissue transglutaminase contributes to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia and stabilizes placental angiotensin receptor type 1 by ubiquitinationpreventing isopeptide modification. Hypertension. 2014 Feb;63(2):353-61. Epub 2013 Nov 4. PMID: 2491290.