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Our Divisions

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Gynecologic Subspecialties (OGGS)

Interim Director: Felicia Lester, MD 

The Division of Gynecology focuses on the gynecologic care of women throughout the life span. Its faculty include experts in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, family planning, dysplasia, uterine myomata, menopausal issues, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and gynecologic surgery. Faculty research interests are focused on the epidemiology of urinary incontinence and abnormal cervical cytology, as well as the assessment of technologies such as the Pap smear, of patient preferences for treatment options in noncancerous uterine conditions and prenatal diagnosis, and of effective treatments for urinary incontinence. The division is responsible for the core curriculum in gynecology for UCSF medical students based at the UCSF/Parnassus and UCSF/Mount Zion sites and for training in gynecology for UCSF residents rotating through those sites.

Division Analyst: Susan Waraich


Gynecologic Oncology (Gyn Onc)

Director: Lee-may Chen, MD

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology focuses on cancers of the reproductive tract. Faculty members are experts in the prevention and management of precancerous abnormalities (such as dysplasia and hyperplasia) and cancer involving the vulva, vagina and cervix, uterus, fallopian tube and ovary. The Division provides clinical training for students, residents and clinical fellows in these areas through its multidisciplinary practices in the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and surgical and inpatient care of women at UCSF's Moffitt-Long and Mount Zion Hospitals. Faculty members are engaged in research investigating the pathogenesis, detection and treatment of cervical, ovarian and endometrial cancer.

Division Analysts: Kevin Anderson


Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM)

Director: Juan Gonzalez Velez, MD, PhD

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides a full line of direct clinical and consultation services to patients and physicians in all aspects of maternal care and fetal disorders. The perinatologists in this division offer expert consultations for all maternal complications, including maternal heart disease, neurologic disorders, immunologic disorders, gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders, as well as for fetal conditions such as multiple gestations, Rh and other alloimmunization, fetal growth disorders, and all types of fetal anomalies. Division faculty direct and manage the Birth Center (site for labor and delivery and the inpatient antepartum unit), which serves as a central place in the Department for teaching obstetrics to students, residents and clinical fellows. Faculty research involves biologic and clinical investigations addressing a broad range of topics across the disciplines of maternal-fetal medicine and genetics.

Division Analyst: Jill Harrell


Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery & Urogynecology (MIGS/Urogyn)

Interim Director: Jeannette Lager, MD, MPH

Urogynecology/MIGS provides clinical care and expertise in urogynecology, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, ovarian pathology, intrauterine scarring and pelvic pain treatments with a focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques. Faculty lead specialized programs for the care of women with fibroids and endometriosis including development of the Comprehensive Fibroid Center. Inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures are performed in the operating rooms at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay and UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. In addition, we are a training site for the joint UCSF/Kaiser Oakland Urogynecology fellowship.

Division Analyst: Nannette Nemenzo


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)

Director: Marcelle Cedars, MD

The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility provides expertise in infertility care and assisted reproduction, reproductive endocrinology and surgery, reproductive urology, andrology, genetics and psychology. Education activities in the Division emphasize a basic understanding of the menstrual cycle and the interaction between the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the ovary with the aim of providing trainees with a greater understanding and better management of many areas of reproductive endocrinology, including abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, contraception, hirsutism, infertility, menopause and osteoporosis. Division research encompasses a broad scope of basic, translational and clinical investigations.

Division Analyst: Nikita Mercado


Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)

Director: Rebecca Jackson, MD (Interim Director: Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD)

The mission of the Division at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is to improve the health of all women by eliminating financial, linguistic and cultural barriers to care and to provide high quality, evidenced-based, cost-effective health care to women in the context of training and research. Obstetrician-gynecologists and midwives at ZSFG provide the full range of clinical care to a remarkably diverse population of women visiting the hospital, and the New Generation Health Center (for teens), The Women's Options Center (for family planning and pregnancy termination), Mission Neighborhood Health Center (for prenatal and well-woman care) and Excelsior Clinic (for midwifery care). At ZSFG's Women's Health Center, Division faculty members provide specialized care in endocrinology, gynecologic cancer, high-risk pregnancy and continuity care for a broad spectrum of ethnically diverse women. Research by Division faculty explores multiple areas with major projects underway in family planning and reproductive tract infections.

Division Analyst: Christopher Phillips


The Center for Reproductive Sciences (CRS)

Interim Director: Sindy Mellon, PhD

The Center for Reproductive Sciences is an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, founded in 1977. The CRS is composed of 19 basic scientists representing diverse fields of biology who have joined forces with 8 physician-scientists to coordinate basic and translational research in reproductive physiology and pathophysiology. The faculty utilizes state of the art techniques to extend the understanding and, ultimately, treatment of reproductive disorders and hormone-dependent cancers. Molecular, cellular, and genetic approaches are used to address fundamental aspects of reproductive health and facilitate translation to the clinic. Each member is dedicated to ethical scientific discoveries. This knowledge disseminates to the clinical and research community for training of new generations of scientists and clinicians in order to improve human reproductive health.

Division Analyst: Maelani Atken