Center for Reproductive Health at Mount Zion
The UCSF Center for Reproductive Health offers a comprehensive array of infertility evaluation methods and treatment options for people of all genders. In our world-renowned program, patients have access to top fertility experts, the latest technologies, and innovative services based on cutting-edge research.
Our experienced doctors are all board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Their expertise is complemented by a large team of professionals that includes genetic counselors, psychologists, specialists in male reproductive health, exceptional nurses and a detail-oriented office staff. In our state-of-the-art laboratory, embryology technicians work to maximize success for all patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Our consistently high pregnancy rates reflect this commitment to excellence (see more details on patient outcomes below). We are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and recognized as a leader in fertility services by colleagues around the country.
We understand that our patients have to make difficult decisions – choices often accompanied by stress and uncertainty. When you come to us, be assured that our team upholds the highest standards in delivering care and know that we hope and intend to make this journey as comfortable as possible for you.
Our services include:
- Infertility evaluation
- Male reproductive health
- Fertility preservation
- Reproductive surgery
- Tubal reversal surgery
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
- Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
- Intrauterine insemination
- Ovulation induction
- Donor sperm insemination
- Egg donor program
- Embryo donation program
- Treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Evaluation and care for recurrent pregnancy loss
- Gestational surrogacy
- Genetic screening and counseling
- Psychological support
When choosing a fertility provider, people often compare programs based on success rates. Many turn to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), a reporting service that collects data on IVF outcomes from fertility clinics around the United States.
However, both SART and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that direct comparisons between fertility clinics may not be useful. This is because pregnancy rates largely depend on patient characteristics and how each clinic determines eligibility for IVF. Rates may vary, for example, due to differences in the screening process before an IVF cycle or the number of embryos transferred.
We do recognize, though, that individuals and couples like the assurance that they are choosing a "successful" program. Each year, we submit data on our outcomes to SART, which are published online for patients to review. If you need this information in another format, please give us a call.
Keep in mind that individual outcomes depend on a variety of factors. Questions regarding success rates are best discussed with your reproductive endocrinologist.
MDReproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist
Marcelle I. Cedars
MD, PhDObstetrician, gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist
Heather G. Huddleston
MDObstetrician, gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist
MD, PhDReproductive endocrinologist
Mitchell P. Rosen
Lauri A. Pasch
Sperm Preparation Prior to Intrauterine Insemination Study
The clinical pregnancy rate by treatment group over the course of IUI treatment
Restoring Metabolic and Reproductive Health With Sleep in PCOS Study, CPAP Trial
The percent of newly synthesized fatty acids (DNL, %) will be measured using a stable isotope (deuterated water) and mass spectrometry.
Fertility Preservation Using Tamoxifen and Letrozole in Estrogen Sensitive Tumors Trial
To determine if the assigned stimulation regimen will result in a difference in mature (meiosis II) oocyte yield in patients with breast cancer who undergo ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation. An Effect Size of 3 mature...
Physical Activity and Fertility Care Study
As validated in prior studies (Schliep et al. 2015) examining stress and infertility, we will ask participants, "how did your stress levels today compare to your usual level of stress?" Participants will respond on a 3-point scale...
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- Medical records
- New patient questionnaire
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
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