Heather Huddleston, MD

Fertility physician

Dr. Heather Huddleston is an expert in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health. She has a special interest in unexplained infertility, uterine disease and recurrent pregnancy loss. Huddleston is actively researching endometrial biology, recurrent miscarriage and ethnic differences in reproductive potential. She has spoken nationally on her research, which has been published in numerous medical and scientific journals.

Huddleston earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology as well as a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is a associate professor in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UCSF.

Clinics

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

PCOS Clinic
499 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-3674
Fax: (415) 353-7744

Hours: Two Thursdays a month
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Heather Huddleston

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1998

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002

Fellowships

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Quinn MM, Kao CN, Ahmad AK, Haisenleder DJ, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Legro RS, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Age-stratified thresholds of anti-Müllerian hormone improve prediction of polycystic ovary syndrome over a population-based threshold. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2017 Jul 06.
  2. Schmidt TH, Okhovat JP, Khanijow K, Huddleston H, Cedars M, Pasch L, Wang ET, Lee J, Shinkai K. Rotterdam criteria-based diagnostic subtype is not a strong predictor of cutaneous phenotype in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: A cross-sectional study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 07; 77(1):174-176.
  3. Lehrman ED, Heller M, Poder L, Kerlan R, Huddleston HG, Kohi MP. Transvaginal Obliteration of a Complex Uterine Arteriovenous Fistula Using Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Jun; 28(6):842-843.
  4. Reid SP, Kao CN, Pasch L, Shinkai K, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Ovarian morphology is associated with insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a cross sectional study. Fertil Res Pract. 2017; 3:8.
  5. Yamamoto A, Johnstone EB, Bloom MS, Huddleston HG, Fujimoto VY. A higher prevalence of endometriosis among Asian women does not contribute to poorer IVF outcomes. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Jun; 34(6):765-774.
  6. Afifi L, Saeed L, Pasch LA, Huddleston HG, Cedars MI, Zane LT, Shinkai K. Association of ethnicity, Fitzpatrick skin type, and hirsutism: A retrospective cross-sectional study of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Mar; 3(1):37-43.
  7. Quinn MM, Kao CN, Ahmad A, Lenhart N, Shinkai K, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Raising threshold for diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome excludes population of patients with metabolic risk. Fertil Steril. 2016 Oct; 106(5):1244-1251.
  8. Pasch L, He SY, Huddleston H, Cedars MI, Beshay A, Zane LT, Shinkai K. Clinician vs Self-ratings of Hirsutism in Patients With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Associations With Quality of Life and Depression. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Jul 01; 152(7):783-8.
  9. Schmidt TH, Khanijow K, Cedars MI, Huddleston H, Pasch L, Wang ET, Lee J, Zane LT, Shinkai K. Cutaneous Findings and Systemic Associations in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Apr; 152(4):391-8.
  10. Greenwood EA, Noel MW, Kao CN, Shinkai K, Pasch LA, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Vigorous exercise is associated with superior metabolic profiles in polycystic ovary syndrome independent of total exercise expenditure. Fertil Steril. 2016 Feb; 105(2):486-93.
  11. Greenwood EA, Pasch LA, Shinkai K, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Putative role for insulin resistance in depression risk in polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2015 Sep; 104(3):707-14.e1.
  12. Leucht P, Huddleston HG, Bellino MJ, Huddleston JI. Does Intraoperative Fluoroscopy Optimize Limb Length and the Precision of Acetabular Positioning in Primary THA? Orthopedics. 2015 May; 38(5):e380-6.
  13. Kamangar F, Okhovat JP, Schmidt T, Beshay A, Pasch L, Cedars MI, Huddleston H, Shinkai K. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Special Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations for Children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 32(5):571-8.
  14. Piltonen TT, Chen JC, Khatun M, Kangasniemi M, Liakka A, Spitzer T, Tran N, Huddleston H, Irwin JC, Giudice LC. Endometrial stromal fibroblasts from women with polycystic ovary syndrome have impaired progesterone-mediated decidualization, aberrant cytokine profiles and promote enhanced immune cell migration in vitro. Hum Reprod. 2015 May; 30(5):1203-15.
  15. Quinn M, Shinkai K, Pasch L, Kuzmich L, Cedars M, Huddleston H. Prevalence of androgenic alopecia in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and characterization of associated clinical and biochemical features. Fertil Steril. 2014 Apr; 101(4):1129-34.
  16. Skillern AA, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Oocyte donors' comprehension as assessed by the EDICT (Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool). Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan; 101(1):248-51.
  17. Huddleston HG. Biomarkers of ovarian reserve in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Semin Reprod Med. 2013 Nov; 31(6):452-61.
  18. Piltonen TT, Chen J, Erikson DW, Spitzer TL, Barragan F, Rabban JT, Huddleston H, Irwin JC, Giudice LC. Mesenchymal stem/progenitors and other endometrial cell types from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) display inflammatory and oncogenic potential. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep; 98(9):3765-75.
  19. Wang ET, Kao CN, Shinkai K, Pasch L, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Phenotypic comparison of Caucasian and Asian women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a cross-sectional study. Fertil Steril. 2013 Jul; 100(1):214-8.
  20. Skillern A, Cedars M, Huddleston H. Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool (EDICT): development and validation of a new informed consent tool for oocyte donors. Fertil Steril. 2013 May; 99(6):1733-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.