Dana Gossett, MD

Chief, Division of Gynecology
Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Dr. Dana Gossett cares for both obstetric and gynecologic patients and staffs the Labor and Delivery Unit at UCSF's Mission Bay campus. She is particularly interested in pediatric gynecology and mental health disorders during pregnancy and after delivery. She also conducts research on mental health disorders during and after pregnancy, as well as obstetric perineal trauma and physician compliance with evidence-based practice guidelines.

Gossett received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also has a master's degree in clinical investigation from Northwestern University. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Gossett is a professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.


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.

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.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1998


The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Gynecology and Obstetrics 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. O'Shea MS, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Gossett DR. Long-Term Sexual Function After Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep 13.
  2. Gossett DR, Gilchrist-Scott D, Wayne DB, Gerber SE. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan; 129(1):205-206.
  3. Gossett DR, Gilchrist-Scott D, Wayne DB, Gerber SE. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec; 128(6):1449.
  4. Gossett DR, Gilchrist-Scott D, Wayne DB, Gerber SE. Simulation Training for Forceps-Assisted Vaginal Delivery and Rates of Maternal Perineal Trauma. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 128(3):429-35.
  5. Albanese A, French M, Gossett DR. Request and fulfillment of postpartum tubal ligation in patients after high-risk pregnancy. Contraception. 2017 Mar; 95(3):234-238.
  6. Leader-Cramer A, Kenton K, Davé B, Gossett DR, Mueller M, Lewicky-Gaupp C. Factors Associated With Timing of Return to Intercourse After Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries. J Sex Med. 2016 Oct; 13(10):1523-9.
  7. Palatnik A, Grobman WA, Hellendag MG, Janetos TM, Gossett DR, Miller ES. Predictors of shoulder dystocia at the time of operative vaginal delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Nov; 215(5):624.e1-624.e5.
  8. French M, Albanese A, Gossett DR. Postpartum contraceptive choice after high-risk pregnancy: a retrospective cohort analysis. Contraception. 2016 Aug; 94(2):173-80.
  9. Palatnik A, Grobman WA, Hellendag MG, Janetos TM, Gossett DR, Miller ES. Predictors of Failed Operative Vaginal Delivery in a Contemporary Obstetric Cohort. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar; 127(3):501-6.
  10. Gossett DR, Deibel P, Lewicky-Gaupp C. A case-control study of the relationship between a passive second stage of labor and obstetric anal sphincter injuries. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Feb; 132(2):188-90.
  11. Hoppenot C, Tankou J, Stair S, Gossett DR. Sonographic evaluation for intra-abdominal hemorrhage after cesarean delivery. J Clin Ultrasound. 2016 May; 44(4):240-4.
  12. Miller ES, Peri MR, Gossett DR. The association between diabetes and postpartum depression. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Feb; 19(1):183-6.
  13. Miller ES, Hoxha D, Wisner KL, Gossett DR. Obsessions and Compulsions in Postpartum Women Without Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Oct; 24(10):825-30.
  14. Lewicky-Gaupp C, Leader-Cramer A, Johnson LL, Kenton K, Gossett DR. Wound complications after obstetric anal sphincter injuries. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 May; 125(5):1088-93.
  15. Barber EL, Neubauer NL, Gossett DR. Risk of venous thromboembolism in abdominal versus minimally invasive hysterectomy for benign conditions. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 May; 212(5):609.e1-7.
  16. Miller ES, Hoxha D, Wisner KL, Gossett DR. The impact of perinatal depression on the evolution of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Jun; 18(3):457-61.
  17. York SL, Maizels M, Cohen E, Stoltz RS, Jamil A, McGaghie WC, Gossett DR. Development and evaluation of cesarean section surgical training using computer-enhanced visual learning. Med Teach. 2014 Nov; 36(11):958-64.
  18. Miller ES, Barber EL, McDonald KD, Gossett DR. Association between obstetrician forceps volume and maternal and neonatal outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb; 123(2 Pt 1):248-54.
  19. Basham E, Stock L, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Mitchell C, Gossett DR. Subsequent pregnancy outcomes after obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov-Dec; 19(6):328-32.
  20. Swanson KJ, Gossett DR, Fournier M. Pediatricians' beliefs and prescribing patterns of adolescent contraception: a provider survey. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Dec; 26(6):340-5.

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