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Marcelle Cedars, M.D.

Director, Center for Reproductive Health

Dr. Marcelle Cedars is the director of the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, and is a clinical specialist in the fields of in vitro fertilization, perimenopause and polycystic ovarian ovary syndrome (PCOS). As director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, she coordinates the relationship between science and research being done at UCSF and personalized care for medical center patients.

Cedars received her medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and did her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at UCLA.


Center for Reproductive Health at Mission Bay
499 Illinois St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7475
Fax: (415) 353-7744

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday apts. available for patients undergoing treatment

Center for Reproductive Health at Mount Zion
2356 Sutter St., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7475
Fax: (415) 353-7744

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday apts. available for patients undergoing treatment

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.

PCOS Clinic
499 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-3674
Fax: (415) 353-7744

Hours: Two Thursdays a month
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Marcelle Cedars


University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine 1981


Parkland Hospital, OB/GYN 1982


Parkland Hospital, OB/GYN 1985
UCLA Medical Center, Reproductive Endocrinology 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Harman SM, Black DM, Naftolin F, Brinton EA, Budoff MJ, Cedars MI, Hopkins PN, Lobo RA, Manson JE, Merriam GR, Miller VM, Neal-Perry G, Santoro N, Taylor HS, Vittinghoff E, Yan M, Hodis HN. Arterial imaging outcomes and cardiovascular risk factors in recently menopausal women: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Aug 19; 161(4):249-60.
  2. Cedars MI. Contraception-when did something so right go so wrong? Fertil Steril. 2014 Jul; 102(1):32-3.
  3. Cakmak H, Tran ND, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. A novel "delayed start" protocol with gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist improves outcomes in poor responders. Fertil Steril. 2014 May; 101(5):1308-14.
  4. Cedars MI. Introduction: Menopausal hormone therapy: where are we today? Fertil Steril. 2014 Apr; 101(4):885-6.
  5. Quinn M, Shinkai K, Pasch L, Kuzmich L, Cedars M, Huddleston H. Prevalence of androgenic alopecia in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and characterization of associated clinical and biochemical features. Fertil Steril. 2014 Apr; 101(4):1129-34.
  6. Wharton W, Gleason CE, Dowling NM, Carlsson CM, Brinton EA, Santoro MN, Neal-Perry G, Taylor H, Naftolin F, Lobo RA, Merriam G, Manson JE, Cedars MI, Miller VM, Black DM, Budoff M, Hodis HN, Harman SM, Asthana S. The KEEPS-Cognitive and Affective Study: Baseline Associations between Vascular Risk Factors and Cognition. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014 Jan 1; 40(2):331-41.
  7. Dewailly D, Lujan ME, Carmina E, Cedars MI, Laven J, Norman RJ, Escobar-Morreale HF. Definition and significance of polycystic ovarian morphology: a task force report from the Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society. Hum Reprod Update. 2014 May-Jun; 20(3):334-52.
  8. Chen J, Torcia S, Xie F, Lin CJ, Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Horner K, Onodera C, Song JS, Cedars MI, Ramalho-Santos M, Conti M. Somatic cells regulate maternal mRNA translation and developmental competence of mouse oocytes. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Dec; 15(12):1415-23.
  9. Bleil ME, Gregorich SE, McConnell D, Rosen MP, Cedars MI. Does accelerated reproductive aging underlie premenopausal risk for cardiovascular disease? Menopause. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1139-46.
  10. Bleil ME, Gregorich SE, Adler NE, Sternfeld B, Rosen MP, Cedars MI. Race/ethnic disparities in reproductive age: an examination of ovarian reserve estimates across four race/ethnic groups of healthy, regularly cycling women. Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan; 101(1):199-207.
  11. Skillern AA, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Oocyte donors' comprehension as assessed by the EDICT (Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool). Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan; 101(1):248-51.
  12. Cedars MI. Biomarkers of ovarian reserve--do they predict somatic aging? Semin Reprod Med. 2013 Nov; 31(6):443-51.
  13. Cedars MI. Diminished ovarian reserve. How do you diagnosis it? What does it mean? Semin Reprod Med. 2013 Nov; 31(6):391-2.
  14. Cedars MI. National reporting of in vitro fertilization success rates: how do we get patients useful information? Fertil Steril. 2013 Nov; 100(5):1210-1.
  15. Cakmak H, Katz A, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Effective method for emergency fertility preservation: random-start controlled ovarian stimulation. Fertil Steril. 2013 Dec; 100(6):1673-80.
  16. Dowling NM, Gleason CE, Manson JE, Hodis HN, Miller VM, Brinton EA, Neal-Perry G, Santoro MN, Cedars M, Lobo R, Merriam GR, Wharton W, Naftolin F, Taylor H, Harman SM, Asthana S. Characterization of vascular disease risk in postmenopausal women and its association with cognitive performance. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e68741.
  17. Cedars MI. In vitro fertilization and risk of autistic disorder and mental retardation. JAMA. 2013 Jul 3; 310(1):42-3.
  18. Bleil ME, Bromberger JT, Latham MD, Adler NE, Pasch LA, Gregorich SE, Rosen MP, Cedars MI. Disruptions in ovarian function are related to depression and cardiometabolic risk during premenopause. Menopause. 2013 Jun; 20(6):631-9.
  19. Wang ET, Cirillo PM, Kao CN, Cohn BA, Cedars MI. Birth weight and childhood growth in daughters of women with irregular menstrual cycles. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2013 Jun; 29(6):615-8.
  20. Ogorodnikova AD, Khan UI, McGinn AP, Zeb I, Budoff MJ, Harman SM, Miller VM, Brinton EA, Manson JE, Hodis HN, Merriam GR, Cedars MI, Taylor HS, Naftolin F, Lobo RA, Santoro N, Wildman RP. Ectopic fat and adipokines in metabolically benign overweight/obese women: the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Aug; 21(8):1726-33.

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.