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Roxanna Irani, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Ambulatory Executive Medical Director for Women's Health

If you are a patient, please do not contact this physician by email without her prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Contact Information

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

Research/Clinical Interests

Preeclampsia, maternal transplants, maternal hepatic disorders and maternal cardiac conditions.


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
2021 UCSF - SOM Dean's Commendation for Exceptional Volunteerism and Community Service
2020 UCSF - Department of OBGYN & RS, Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
2019 UCSF - UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award, Honorable Mention
2017 & 2016 AJOG - Outstanding Reviewer
2015 Ob/Gyn Education Chief Resident Award for Outstanding Participation in Medical Education
2015  AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
2015  "S. Leon Israel Award" for Resident Research, District III ACOG Resident Education Day
2013 Resident Teaching Award, DUCOM Ob/Gyn Residency Program
2010 Student Travel Award for TAOG/ACOG Annual Meeting
2009 Inaugural University of Texas System Jess Hay Chancellor's Fellow
2009 University of Texas - Medical School's Dean Research Award
2009 Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation Fellow


Selected Publications

Sarkar M, Grab J, Irani RA. “Reply to:Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: An under recognized complication of maternal NAFLD?" J Hepatol.2021 Mar;74(3):752-753. doi:10.1016/j.hep.2020.11.022.Epub 2020 Dec 15. PMID: 33339610.
Mei JY, Muñoz HE, Kim JS, Szlachta-McGinn A, Blat C, Rao R, Han CS, Irani RA, Afshar Y. “Rates of Cesarean Conversion and Associated Predictors and Outcomes in Planned Vaginal Twin Deliveries.” Am J Perinatol. 2020 Oct 8. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1718368. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33032326.
Sarkar M, Grab J, Dodge JL, Gunderson EP, Rubin J, Irani RA, Cedars M, Terrault N. “Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes". J Hepatol. 2020 Sep;73(3):516-522. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2020.03.049. Epub 2020 Jun 9. PMID: 32531415.