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Kirsten Salmeen, M.D.


Dr. Kirsten Salmeen specializes in medically complicated pregnancies and deliveries, diabetes in pregnancy and contraception and family planning. She is also interested in patient education, health literacy and shared decision making.

Salmeen completed her medical degree and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School, where she was awarded Resident of the Year for Medical Student Teaching. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at UCSF, where she earned the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award and was named the Most Outstanding Fellow. Salmeen is an assistant professor at UCSF.

Please Note: Kirsten Salmeen will continue to see patients at the Obstetrics & Gynecology practice at 1500 Owens Street through the end of January 2015. On January 26, 2015, Salmeen will move to UCSF's new Gateway Medical Building just several blocks away, at 1825 Fourth Street.


Obstetrics & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay — Fourth Street
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2566
Fax: (415) 353-2496

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

Prenatal Diagnostic Center
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-4080
Fax: (415) 353-4077

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

More about Kirsten Salmeen


University of Michigan School of Medicine 2005


University of Michigan Hospitals, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2009


UCSF Medical Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shah AD, Hsiao EC, O'Donnell B, Salmeen K, Nussbaum R, Krebs M, Baumgartner-Parzer S, Kaufmann M, Jones G, Bikle DD, Wang Y, Mathew AS, Shoback D, Block-Kurbisch I. Maternal Hypercalcemia Due to Failure of 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin-D3 Catabolism in a Patient With CYP24A1 Mutations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Aug; 100(8):2832-6.
  2. Salmeen K, Janvier A, Sayeed SA, Drey EA, Lantos J, Partridge JC. Perspectives on anticipated quality-of-life and recommendations for neonatal intensive care: a survey of neonatal providers. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Sep 18; 1-6.
  3. Salmeen KE, Jelin AC, Thiet MP. Perinatal neuroprotection. F1000Prime Rep. 2014; 6:6.
  4. Salmeen K, Brincat C. Time from consent to cesarean delivery during labor. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):212.e1-6.
  5. Salmeen KE, Parer JT. Preconceptional laparoscopic abdominal cerclage: a multicenter cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Apr; 208(4):335-6.
  6. Salmeen K, Zlatnik M. The oldest gravidas: a review of pregnancy risks in women over 45. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2011 Sep; 66(9):580-90.
  7. Salmeen K, Morgan D. Sepsis after bipolar radiofrequency endometrial ablation. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Aug; 114(2 Pt 2):445-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.