Alison Jacoby, MD

Director of the Comprehensive Fibroid Center
Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Alison Jacoby is a gynecologist at UCSF Women's Health at Mount Zion who specializes in fibroids, their treatment, alternatives to hysterectomy and minimally invasive surgery techniques. Jacoby founded the UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center to provide personalized care and treatment for women with fibroids. She also provides prenatal care but no longer delivers babies.

Jacoby's research focuses on new treatments for fibroids and understanding factors that contribute to decisions by women about fibroid therapy. Jacoby earned a medical degree at Harvard School of Medicine and completed a residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1996. She joined UCSF Medical Center in 1997.

Clinics

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

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

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay — Fourth Street
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Gynecology: (415) 885-7788
Obstetrics: (415) 353-2566
Gynecology Fax: (415) 353-9550
Obstetrics Fax: (415) 353-2496

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

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Alison Jacoby

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1992

Residencies

Tufts-New England Medical Center, OB/GYN 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Redberg RF, Jacoby AF, Sharfstein JM. Power Morcellators, Postmarketing Surveillance, and the US Food and Drug Administration. JAMA. 2017 Jul 25; 318(4):325-326.
  2. Parker W, Berek JS, Pritts E, Olive D, Kaunitz AM, Chalas E, Clarke-Pearson D, Goff B, Bristow R, Taylor HS, Farias-Eisner R, Fader AN, Maxwell GL, Goodwin SC, Love S, Gibbons WE, Foshag LJ, Leppert PC, Norsigian J, Nager CW, Johnson T, Guzick DS, As-Sanie S, Paulson RJ, Farquhar C, Bradley L, Scheib SA, Bilchik AJ, Rice LW, Dionne C, Jacoby A, Ascher-Walsh C, Kilpatrick SJ, Adamson GD, Siedhoff M, Israel R, Paraiso MF, Frumovitz MM, Lurain JR, Al-Hendy A, Benrubi GI, Raman SS, Kho RM, Anderson TL, Reynolds RK, DeLancey J. An Open Letter to the Food and Drug Administration Regarding the Use of Morcellation Procedures in Women Having Surgery for Presumed Uterine Myomas. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 23(3):303-8.
  3. Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Poder L, Jacoby A, Lager J, Schembri M, Rieke V, Grady D, Vittinghoff E, Coakley FV. PROMISe trial: a pilot, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound for uterine fibroids. Fertil Steril. 2016 Mar; 105(3):773-780.
  4. Jacoby VL, Jacoby A, Learman LA, Schembri M, Gregorich SE, Jackson R, Kuppermann M. Use of medical, surgical and complementary treatments among women with fibroids. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Nov; 182:220-5.
  5. Kuppermann M, Learman LA, Schembri M, Gregorich SE, Jackson RA, Jacoby A, Lewis J, Washington AE. Contributions of hysterectomy and uterus-preserving surgery to health-related quality of life. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jul; 122(1):15-25.
  6. Lai J, Caughey AB, Qidwai GI, Jacoby AF. Neonatal outcomes in women with sonographically identified uterine leiomyomata. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Jun; 25(6):710-3.
  7. Learman LA, Nakagawa S, Gregorich SE, Jackson RA, Jacoby A, Kuppermann M. Success of uterus-preserving treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, and symptomatic fibroids: age and bridges to menopause. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 204(3):272.e1-7.
  8. Learman LA, Gregorich SE, Schembri M, Jacoby A, Jackson RA, Kuppermann M. Symptom resolution after hysterectomy and alternative treatments for chronic pelvic pain: does depression make a difference? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 204(3):269.e1-9.
  9. Kuppermann M, Learman LA, Schembri M, Gregorich SE, Jackson R, Jacoby A, Lewis J, Washington AE. Predictors of hysterectomy use and satisfaction. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 115(3):543-51.
  10. Wu JM, Stinnett S, Jackson RA, Jacoby A, Learman LA, Kuppermann M. Prevalence and incidence of urinary incontinence in a diverse population of women with noncancerous gynecologic conditions. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2010; 16(5):284-289.
  11. Jacoby VL, Autry A, Jacobson G, Domush R, Nakagawa S, Jacoby A. Nationwide use of laparoscopic hysterectomy compared with abdominal and vaginal approaches. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov; 114(5):1041-8.
  12. Kuppermann M, Learman LA, Schembri M, Gregorich S, Jacoby A, Jackson RA, Gates E, Wassel-Fyr C, Lewis J, Washington AE. Effect of noncancerous pelvic problems on health-related quality of life and sexual functioning. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Sep; 110(3):633-42.
  13. Nau WH, Diederich CJ, Simko J, Juang T, Jacoby A, Burdette EC. Ultrasound interstitial thermal therapy (USITT) for the treatment of uterine myomas. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2007 Feb 09; 6440:64400F.
  14. Qidwai GI, Caughey AB, Jacoby AF. Obstetric outcomes in women with sonographically identified uterine leiomyomata. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Feb; 107(2 Pt 1):376-82.
  15. Steinauer J, Pritts EA, Jackson R, Jacoby AF. Systematic review of mifepristone for the treatment of uterine leiomyomata. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jun; 103(6):1331-6.
  16. Wolanske KA, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Jacoby AF. Coil embolization of a tuboovarian anastomosis before uterine artery embolization to prevent nontarget particle embolization of the ovary. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Oct; 14(10):1333-8.
  17. Wolanske KA, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK, Wilson MW, LaBerge JM, Jacoby AF. Reversal of flow in the ovarian artery during uterine artery embolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Jun; 14(6):785-7.

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