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Tami Rowen, M.D.

Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Tami Rowen, an obstetrician and gynecologist, specializes in providing care for women with sexual health concerns, disabilities, cancer and chronic illnesses and those seeking gynecologic surgery or family planning services. She performs minimally invasive gynecologic and open surgery, as well as office procedures for general gynecologic problems, including abnormal bleeding, fibroids, dysplasia and adnexal masses. She has conducted family planning research and clinical projects in Mozambique, Angola and North America, as well as several national and international studies on women's sexual health.

While completing a joint medical program at UC Berkeley and UCSF, Rowen also earned a master's degree and developed curricula on caring for women with disabilities. In addition, she studied traditional birth in Bangladesh and Guatemala. During an obstetrics and gynecology internship at San Francisco General Hospital, Rowen received the prestigious SFGH Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in patient care, as exemplified by clinical competence, professional conduct and compassion for patients. Rowen completed a residency in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF, where she also earned a Certificate of Completion in Clinical Translational Sciences Pathway. She is a clinical instructor at UCSF.


Obstetrics and Gynecology Services at Mount Zion
2356 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Obstetrics: (415) 353-2566
Gynecology: (415) 885-7788
Obstetrics Fax: (415) 353-2496
Gynecology Fax: (415) 353-9550

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

More about Tami Rowen


University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine 2009


UCSF Medical Center, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rowen TS, Stein S, Tepper M. Sexual health care for people with physical disabilities. J Sex Med. 2015 Mar; 12(3):584-9.
  2. Rowen TS, Steinauer J, Drey EA, Light A, Conrad M, Kerns JL. Reproductive and gynecologic health after uterine artery embolization for postabortion hemorrhage. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Apr; 129(1):85-6.
  3. Ando KA, Rowen TS, Shindel AW. Alternative sexualities: implications for the urologist. Curr Urol Rep. 2014 May; 15(5):405.
  4. Morse JE, Rowen TS, Steinauer J, Byamugisha J, Kakaire O. A qualitative assessment of Ugandan women's perceptions and knowledge of contraception. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Jan; 124(1):30-3.
  5. Rowen TS. Sexual health for people with disabilities. J Sex Med. 2013 Jun; 10(6):1667-8.
  6. Rowen TS, Breyer BN, Lin TC, Li CS, Robertson PA, Shindel AW. Use of barrier protection for sexual activity among women who have sex with women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Jan; 120(1):42-5.
  7. Prata N, Passano P, Bell S, Rowen T, Potts M. New hope: community-based misoprostol use to prevent postpartum haemorrhage. Health Policy Plan. 2013 Jul; 28(4):339-46.
  8. Shindel AW, Rowen TS, Lin TC, Li CS, Robertson PA, Breyer BN. An Internet survey of demographic and health factors associated with risk of sexual dysfunction in women who have sex with women. J Sex Med. 2012 May; 9(5):1261-71.
  9. Prata N, Passano P, Rowen T, Bell S, Walsh J, Potts M. Where there are (few) skilled birth attendants. J Health Popul Nutr. 2011 Apr; 29(2):81-91.
  10. Rowen TS, Smith JF, Eisenberg ML, Breyer BN, Drey EA, Shindel AW. Contraceptive usage patterns in North American medical students. Contraception. 2011 May; 83(5):459-65.
  11. Breyer BN, Smith JF, Eisenberg ML, Ando KA, Rowen TS, Shindel AW. The impact of sexual orientation on sexuality and sexual practices in North American medical students. J Sex Med. 2010 Jul; 7(7):2391-400.
  12. Rowen T, Prata N, Passano P. Evaluation of a traditional birth attendant training programme in Bangladesh. Midwifery. 2011 Apr; 27(2):229-36.

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.