Alison J. Huang, MD


Dr. Alison J. Huang is an internist and primary care doctor.

Huang's current research focuses on advancing scientific understanding and improving treatment of women's health conditions related to menopause and aging. She has a particular interest in genitourinary dysfunction and menopausal symptoms .

Huang received both her medical degree and a master's of advanced studies in clinical research from UCSF. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF.

Huang is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF.


General Internal Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353–7900
Fax, First Floor: (415) 353–2583
Fax, Second Floor: (415) 353–2640

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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UCSF School of Medicine 2002
UCSF , M.A.S., Clinical Research 2008


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Fung CH, Vaughan CP, Markland AD, Huang AJ, Mitchell MN, Bliwise DL, Ancoli-Israel S, Redline S, Alessi CA, Stone K. Nocturia is Associated with Poor Sleep Quality Among Older Women in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Sep 15.
  2. Gibson CJ, Mendes WB, Schembri M, Grady D, Huang AJ. Cardiac autonomic function and hot flashes among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2017 Jul; 24(7):756-761.
  3. Munaganuru N, Van Den Eeden SK, Creasman J, Subak LL, Strano-Paul L, Huang AJ. Urine leakage during sexual activity among ethnically diverse, community-dwelling middle-aged and older women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct; 217(4):439.e1-439.e8.
  4. Huang AJ, Rowen TS, Abercrombie P, Subak LL, Schembri M, Plaut T, Chao MT. Development and Feasibility of a Group-Based Therapeutic Yoga Program for Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pain Med. 2017 Apr 15.
  5. Winkelman WD, Huang AJ, Schembri M, Rogers RG, Richter H, Myers DL, Kraus SR, Johnson KC, Hess R, Gregory T, Bradley CS, Arya L, Brown JS, Subak LL. Modifiers of Response to Treatment With Fesoterodine for Urgency-Predominant Urinary Incontinence in a Randomized Controlled Trial. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar/Apr; 23(2):151-156.
  6. Suskind AM, Cawthon PM, Nakagawa S, Subak LL, Reinders I, Satterfield S, Cummings S, Cauley JA, Harris T, Huang AJ. Urinary Incontinence in Older Women: The Role of Body Composition and Muscle Strength: From the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jan; 65(1):42-50.
  7. Vaughan CP, Fung CH, Huang AJ, Johnson TM, Markland AD. Differences in the Association of Nocturia and Functional Outcomes of Sleep by Age and Gender: A Cross-sectional, Population-based Study. Clin Ther. 2016 Nov; 38(11):2386-2393.e1.
  8. Steffen KJ, King WC, White GE, Subak LL, Mitchell JE, Courcoulas AP, Flum DR, Strain G, Sarwer DB, Kolotkin RL, Pories W, Huang AJ. Sexual functioning of men and women with severe obesity before bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Feb; 13(2):334-343.
  9. Huang AJ, Cummings SR, Schembri M, Vittinghoff E, Ganz P, Grady D. Continuous transdermal nitroglycerin therapy for menopausal hot flashes: a single-arm, dose-escalation trial. Menopause. 2016 Mar; 23(3):330-4.
  10. Jones HJ, Huang AJ, Subak LL, Brown JS, Lee KA. Bladder Symptoms in the Early Menopausal Transition. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 May; 25(5):457-63.
  11. Hunter MM, Nakagawa S, Van Den Eeden SK, Kuppermann M, Huang AJ. Predictors of impact of vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2016 Jan; 23(1):40-6.
  12. Duralde ER, Walter LC, Van Den Eeden SK, Nakagawa S, Subak LL, Brown JS, Thom DH, Huang AJ. Bridging the gap: determinants of undiagnosed or untreated urinary incontinence in women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Feb; 214(2):266.e1-266.e9.
  13. Subak LL, King WC, Belle SH, Chen JY, Courcoulas AP, Ebel FE, Flum DR, Khandelwal S, Pender JR, Pierson SK, Pories WJ, Steffen KJ, Strain GW, Wolfe BM, Huang AJ. Urinary Incontinence Before and After Bariatric Surgery. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8):1378-87.
  14. Huang AJ, Phillips S, Schembri M, Vittinghoff E, Grady D. Device-guided slow-paced respiration for menopausal hot flushes: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 May; 125(5):1130-8.
  15. Huang AJ, Gregorich SE, Kuppermann M, Nakagawa S, Van Den Eeden SK, Brown JS, Richter HE, Walter LC, Thom D, Stewart AL. Day-to-Day Impact of Vaginal Aging questionnaire: a multidimensional measure of the impact of vaginal symptoms on functioning and well-being in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2015 Feb; 22(2):144-54.
  16. Hsu A, Nakagawa S, Walter LC, Van Den Eeden SK, Brown JS, Thom DH, Lee SJ, Huang AJ. The burden of nocturia among middle-aged and older women. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan; 125(1):35-43.
  17. Hsu A, Conell-Price J, Stijacic Cenzer I, Eng C, Huang AJ, Rice-Trumble K, Lee SJ. Predictors of urinary incontinence in community-dwelling frail older adults with diabetes mellitus in a cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatr. 2014 Dec 16; 14:137.
  18. Appa AA, Creasman J, Brown JS, Van Den Eeden SK, Thom DH, Subak LL, Huang AJ. The impact of multimorbidity on sexual function in middle-aged and older women: beyond the single disease perspective. J Sex Med. 2014 Nov; 11(11):2744-55.
  19. Huang AJ, Jenny HE, Chesney MA, Schembri M, Subak LL. A group-based yoga therapy intervention for urinary incontinence in women: a pilot randomized trial. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 20(3):147-54.
  20. Huang AJ, Subak LL. What constitutes an adequate evaluation of device-guided breathing? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 174(4):637.

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