Hakan Cakmak, MD

Reproductive endocrinologist


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

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-2381

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More about Hakan Cakmak


Istanbul Universitesi School of Medicine 2003


Yale University 2008
Yale University 2011


UCSF Medical Center

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Herndon CN, Anaya Y, Noel M, Cakmak H, Cedars MI. Outcomes from a university-based low-cost in vitro fertilization program providing access to care for a low-resource socioculturally diverse urban community. Fertil Steril. 2017 Sep 02.
  2. Letourneau JM, Cakmak H, Quinn M, Sinha N, I Cedars M, Rosen MP. Long-term hormonal contraceptive use is associated with a reversible suppression of antral follicle count and a break from hormonal contraception may improve oocyte yield. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Jul 01.
  3. Quinn MM, Cakmak H, Letourneau JM, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Response to ovarian stimulation is not impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis. Hum Reprod. 2017 Mar 01; 32(3):568-574.
  4. Cakmak H, Seval-Celik Y, Arlier S, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Schatz F, Arici A, Kayisli UA. p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase is Involved in the Pathogenesis of Endometriosis by Modulating Inflammation, but not Cell Survival. Reprod Sci. 2017 Jan 01; 1933719117725828.
  5. Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Conti M. Dynamic secretion during meiotic reentry integrates the function of the oocyte and cumulus cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 01; 113(9):2424-9.
  6. Cakmak H, Rosen MP. Random-start ovarian stimulation in patients with cancer. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 27(3):215-21.
  7. Alawadhi F, Du H, Cakmak H, Taylor HS. Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell (BMDSC) transplantation improves fertility in a murine model of Asherman's syndrome. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96662.
  8. Cakmak H, Tran ND, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. A novel "delayed start" protocol with gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist improves outcomes in poor responders. Fertil Steril. 2014 May; 101(5):1308-14.
  9. Chen J, Torcia S, Xie F, Lin CJ, Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Horner K, Onodera C, Song JS, Cedars MI, Ramalho-Santos M, Conti M. Somatic cells regulate maternal mRNA translation and developmental competence of mouse oocytes. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Dec; 15(12):1415-23.
  10. Cakmak H, Katz A, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Effective method for emergency fertility preservation: random-start controlled ovarian stimulation. Fertil Steril. 2013 Dec; 100(6):1673-80.
  11. Cakmak H, Rosen MP. Ovarian stimulation in cancer patients. Fertil Steril. 2013 May; 99(6):1476-84.
  12. 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.
  13. Cakmak H, Basar M, Seval-Celik Y, Osteen KG, Duleba AJ, Taylor HS, Lockwood CJ, Arici A. Statins inhibit monocyte chemotactic protein 1 expression in endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2012 Jun; 19(6):572-9.
  14. Zuckerwise LC, Cakmak H, Sfakianaki AK. Uterine dehiscence in early second trimester. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Aug; 118(2 Pt 2):497-500.
  15. Cakmak H, Taylor HS. Implantation failure: molecular mechanisms and clinical treatment. Hum Reprod Update. 2011 Mar-Apr; 17(2):242-53.
  16. Cakmak H, Taylor HS. Molecular mechanisms of treatment resistance in endometriosis: the role of progesterone-hox gene interactions. Semin Reprod Med. 2010 Jan; 28(1):69-74.
  17. Cinar O, Seval Y, Uz YH, Cakmak H, Ulukus M, Kayisli UA, Arici A. Differential regulation of Akt phosphorylation in endometriosis. Reprod Biomed Online. 2009 Dec; 19(6):864-71.
  18. Cakmak H, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Kayisli UA, Arici A. Immune-endocrine interactions in endometriosis. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2009 Jun 01; 1:429-43.
  19. Matalliotakis I, Cakmak H, Goumenou A, Sifakis S, Ziogos E, Arici A. ABO and Rh blood groups distribution in patients with endometriosis. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2009 Dec; 280(6):917-9.
  20. Matalliotakis IM, Cakmak H, Krasonikolakis GD, Dermitzaki D, Fragouli Y, Vlastos G, Arici A. Endometriosis related to family history of malignancies in the Yale series. Surg Oncol. 2010 Mar; 19(1):33-7.

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