Jennifer Lucero, MD

Associate Director of Clinical Obstetrical Anesthesia

Dr. Jennifer Lucero is an anesthesiologist who provides anesthesia care for pregnant women, specializing in patients with complex maternal diseases. She has treated patients undergoing fetal surgeries as both an obstetrician and anesthesiologist.

Lucero's research focuses on improving care for pregnant patients with serious conditions like placenta accreta and preeclampsia. She also studies the role of nitroglycerin in cesarean delivery.

Lucero received her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine. She completed residency training in both obstetrics and gynecology and anesthesia at UCSF. Lucero practiced obstetrics and gynecology for two years before returning to UCSF to complete her anesthesia residency. After her anesthesia training, she completed obstetric anesthesia and NIH research fellowships at UCSF.

Lucero is a member of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is an associate professor of both anesthesia and obstetrics and gynecology and anesthesia at the UCSF School of Medicine. Lucero is also the director of diversity and inclusion for the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, and mentors undergraduate students of color to encourage them to pursue careers in health care.


Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

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

Board Certification

Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Jennifer Lucero


Yale University School of Medicine 2001


UCSF , Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005
UCSF , Anesthesia 2010


UCSF, Obstetric Anesthesia 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Louie A, Feiner JR, Bickler PE, Rhodes L, Bernstein M, Lucero J. Four Types of Pulse Oximeters Accurately Detect Hypoxia during Low Perfusion and Motion. Anesthesiology. 2018 Mar; 128(3):520-530.
  2. Isquick S, Henry D, Nakagawa S, Moghadassi M, Thiet MP, Norton M, Lucero J. The association between nitroglycerin use and adverse outcomes in women undergoing cesarean delivery in the second stage of labor. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Jun; 30(11):1297-1301.
  3. Kohi MP, Rizzuto GA, Fidelman N, Lucero J, Thiet MP. Retained Placenta Accreta Mimicking Choriocarcinoma. Case Rep Pathol. 2015; 2015:167986.

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