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Fertility Preservation Center

Increasingly, people with cancer are surviving their disease, and many cancer survivors desire to have children. Cancer treatment can affect the reproductive systems of both men and women, making conception difficult. However, new treatment options have made it possible for many cancer survivors to conceive.

The Fertility Preservation Center is focused on quickly providing you with the information you need to make active, informed decisions about your fertility preservation options prior to cancer treatment. With a dedicated medical team that is at the forefront in fertility preservation, and one of the most highly respected certified embryology laboratories in the nation, we are uniquely qualified to offer the latest treatments in fertility preservation, so you can build a family when you are ready.

Time is often critical when making decisions about fertility preservation options, and we understand that patients often have a very limited time between the diagnosis and the beginning of cancer treatment. If you have a recent cancer diagnosis, we will see you within 24 to 48 hours of that diagnosis. Please call the Fertility Preservation Program directly at (415) 353-9115 to make an appointment.

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Our team includes board-certified reproductive endocrinologists who have sub-specialized in fertility preservation for cancer patients, a certified embryology lab staff with expertise in cryopreservation, specially trained nurses, a psychologist, a genetic counselor and a large support team of caring administrative staff.

We collaborate closely with our patients' cancer specialists no matter where they reside. We have existing relationships with oncologists in the Bay Area and throughout the nation who are aware of the necessity to collaborate quickly to integrate your fertility preservation choices into your cancer care.

We preserve fertility in patients with any type of cancer, including breast, colon, head and neck, gynecological and hematological malignancies, as well as hereditary cancer syndromes and other medical conditions. Each patient's situation is unique, and we create individualized treatment plans to address the specific needs of each patient.

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Getting Here

Fertility Preservation Center
2356 Sutter St., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9115
Fax: (415) 353-3064

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Our Services

The services we offer include:

  • Medical therapies, including treatments that may protect the ovary from chemotherapy
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF) — Harvesting, fertilizing and freezing embryos prior to chemotherapy
  • Fertility preservation surgery — Harvesting and freezing unfertilized eggs prior to chemotherapy
  • Oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation
  • In vitro maturation (IVM)
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) — Screening embryos for cancer-specific genes
  • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Urology services to preserve sperm prior to chemotherapy
  • Advanced sperm retrieval services
  • Egg donor program, for those who choose not to preserve fertility prior to chemotherapy
  • Embryo donor program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Genetic screening and counseling
  • Complementary and alternative medicine services


Parking at Mount Zion

Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St.and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.

The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum. The daily maximum for patrons with disability placards is $12.

For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.

The public parking lot at 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.

For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit

Other public parking garages are available nearby.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 24

The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.

For more information about Muni, visit

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.

For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.

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Clinic Team

Mitchell Rosen
Dr. Mitchell Rosen,
fertility specialist
James Smith
Dr. James Smith,
Director, UCSF Male Reproductive Health
Marcelle Cedars
Dr. Marcelle Cedars,
director, Center for Reproductive Health