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Victor Fujimoto, M.D.

Director of UCSF In Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Victor Fujimoto, director of the UCSF In Vitro Fertilization Program, is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and fertility. His area of expertise includes in vitro fertilization technologies and the development of non-invasive techniques for gynecologic treatment. A former fertility patient himself, Fujimoto is aware of the emotional experience many infertile couples face. He believes women should fully understand their reproductive potential and treatment choices.

Fujimoto earned a medical degree at the University of California at San Diego. He completed a residency at the Mayo Graduate School and fellowship training at UCSF. He began a clinical practice at the University of Washington in 1993.


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

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University of California San Diego School of Medicine 1986


Mayo Graduate School, Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990


UCSF Medical Center, Reproductive Endocrinology 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Butts CD, Bloom MS, Frye CA, Walf AA, Parsons PJ, Steuerwald AJ, Ilonze C, Fujimoto VY. Urine cortisol concentration as a biomarker of stress is unrelated to IVF outcomes in women and men. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2014 Dec; 31(12):1647-53.
  2. Kim K, Bloom MS, Kruger PC, Parsons PJ, Arnason JG, Byun Y, Goins S, Fujimoto VY. Toxic metals in seminal plasma and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. Environ Res. 2014 Aug; 133:334-7.
  3. Kim K, Bloom MS, Fujimoto VY, Browne RW. Number of specimens required to estimate average follicular fluid high-density lipoprotein particle components in women undergoing in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2014 Jun; 101(6):e44.
  4. Lathi RB, Liebert CA, Brookfield KF, Taylor JA, vom Saal FS, Fujimoto VY, Baker VL. Conjugated bisphenol A in maternal serum in relation to miscarriage risk. Fertil Steril. 2014 Jul; 102(1):123-8.
  5. Bloom MS, Kim K, Fujimoto VY, Browne RW. Variability in the components of high-density lipoprotein particles measured in human ovarian follicular fluid: a cross-sectional analysis. Fertil Steril. 2014 May; 101(5):1431-40.
  6. Gerona RR, Woodruff TJ, Dickenson CA, Pan J, Schwartz JM, Sen S, Friesen MW, Fujimoto VY, Hunt PA. Bisphenol-A (BPA), BPA glucuronide, and BPA sulfate in midgestation umbilical cord serum in a northern and central California population. Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Nov 5; 47(21):12477-85.
  7. Spitzer T, Fujimoto VY. Ethnic differences in assisted reproductive technologies outcomes. Semin Reprod Med. 2013 Sep; 31(5):360-4.
  8. Buck Louis GM, Peterson CM, Chen Z, Croughan M, Sundaram R, Stanford J, Varner MW, Kennedy A, Giudice L, Fujimoto VY, Sun L, Wang L, Guo Y, Kannan K. Bisphenol A and phthalates and endometriosis: the Endometriosis: Natural History, Diagnosis and Outcomes Study. Fertil Steril. 2013 Jul; 100(1):162-9.e1-2.
  9. Kim D, Bloom MS, Parsons PJ, Fitzgerald EF, Bell EM, Steuerwald AJ, Fujimoto VY. A pilot study of seafood consumption and exposure to mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic among infertile couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2013 Jul; 36(1):30-4.
  10. Peterson CM, Johnstone EB, Hammoud AO, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Kennedy A, Chen Z, Sun L, Fujimoto VY, Hediger ML, Buck Louis GM. Risk factors associated with endometriosis: importance of study population for characterizing disease in the ENDO Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun; 208(6):451.e1-11.
  11. Bloom MS, Kim K, Kruger PC, Parsons PJ, Arnason JG, Steuerwald AJ, Fujimoto VY. Associations between toxic metals in follicular fluid and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2012 Dec; 29(12):1369-79.
  12. Louis GM, Peterson CM, Chen Z, Hediger ML, Croughan MS, Sundaram R, Stanford JB, Fujimoto VY, Varner MW, Giudice LC, Kennedy A, Sun L, Wu Q, Kannan K. Perfluorochemicals and endometriosis: the ENDO study. Epidemiology. 2012 Nov; 23(6):799-805.
  13. Cakmak H, Fujimoto VY, Zamah AM, Rosen MP, Tran ND, Cedars MI, Rinaudo PF. Metaphase II (MII) oocytes obtained at different time points in the same in vitro fertilization cycle. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2012 Nov; 29(11):1203-5.
  14. Gianetti E, Hall JE, Au MG, Kaiser UB, Quinton R, Stewart JA, Metzger DL, Pitteloud N, Mericq V, Merino PM, Levitsky LL, Izatt L, Lang-Muritano M, Fujimoto VY, Dluhy RG, Chase ML, Crowley WF, Plummer L, Seminara SB. When genetic load does not correlate with phenotypic spectrum: lessons from the GnRH receptor (GNRHR). J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Sep; 97(9):E1798-807.
  15. Bloom MS, Fujimoto VY, Steuerwald AJ, Cheng G, Browne RW, Parsons PJ. Background exposure to toxic metals in women adversely influences pregnancy during in vitro fertilization (IVF). Reprod Toxicol. 2012 Nov; 34(3):471-81.
  16. Wellons MF, Fujimoto VY, Baker VL, Barrington DS, Broomfield D, Catherino WH, Richard-Davis G, Ryan M, Thornton K, Armstrong AY. Race matters: a systematic review of racial/ethnic disparity in Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology reported outcomes. Fertil Steril. 2012 Aug; 98(2):406-9.
  17. Buck Louis GM, Chen Z, Peterson CM, Hediger ML, Croughan MS, Sundaram R, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Fujimoto VY, Giudice LC, Trumble A, Parsons PJ, Kannan K. Persistent lipophilic environmental chemicals and endometriosis: the ENDO Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Jun; 120(6):811-6.
  18. Hanna CW, Bloom MS, Robinson WP, Kim D, Parsons PJ, vom Saal FS, Taylor JA, Steuerwald AJ, Fujimoto VY. DNA methylation changes in whole blood is associated with exposure to the environmental contaminants, mercury, lead, cadmium and bisphenol A, in women undergoing ovarian stimulation for IVF. Hum Reprod. 2012 May; 27(5):1401-10.
  19. Fujimoto VY, Bloom MS, Huddleston HG, Shelley WB, Ocque AJ, Browne RW. Correlations of follicular fluid oxidative stress biomarkers and enzyme activities with embryo morphology parameters during in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2011 Dec; 96(6):1357-61.
  20. Bloom MS, Kim D, Vom Saal FS, Taylor JA, Cheng G, Lamb JD, Fujimoto VY. Bisphenol A exposure reduces the estradiol response to gonadotropin stimulation during in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2011 Sep; 96(3):672-677.e2.

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.