Jessica Opoku-Anane, MD


Dr. Jessica Opoku-Anane is a minimally invasive gynecologist who specializes in the treatment of fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, intrauterine scarring (Asherman's Syndrome), prolapse, and ovarian pathology.

Opoku-Anane attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, followed by residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at George Washington University.

Opoku-Anane is an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Her research interests include methods to make gynecologic surgery safer as well as improving treatments for endometriosis and fibroids.


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.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2009


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2013


George Washington University School of Medicine, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Clark NV, Wang KC, Opoku-Anane J, Hill-Lydecker CI, Vitonis AF, Einarsson JI, Cohen SL. The menstrual cycle and blood loss during laparoscopic myomectomy. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017 Dec; 96(12):1446-1452.
  2. Ito TE, Vargas MV, Moawad GN, Opoku-Anane J, Shu MK, Marfori CQ, Robinson JK. Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for Uteri Greater Than One Kilogram. JSLS. 2017 Jan-Mar; 21(1).
  3. Vargas MV, Moawad G, Denny K, Happ L, Misa NY, Margulies S, Opoku-Anane J, Abi Khalil E, Marfori C. Transferability of Virtual Reality, Simulation-Based, Robotic Suturing Skills to a Live Porcine Model in Novice Surgeons: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Mar - Apr; 24(3):420-425.
  4. Vargas MV, Moawad GN, Sievers C, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Tyan P, Robinson JK. Feasibility, Safety, and Prediction of Complications for Minimally Invasive Myomectomy in Women With Large and Numerous Myomata. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Feb; 24(2):315-322.
  5. Moawad GN, Abi KhalIL ED, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Harman AC, Fisher S, Levy M, Robinson JK. Comparison of methods of morcellation: manual versus power. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016 Jan; 95(1):52-4.
  6. Moawad G, Abi Khalil E, Opoku-Anane J, Harman A, Marfori C, Levy M, Fisher S, Robinson J. Comparison of Methods of Morcellation: Manual Versus Power. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S79.
  7. Vargas MV, Robinson JK, Schwab TD, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Moawad GN. Feasibility and Safety of a Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) Approach in Complex Myomectomies. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S38.
  8. Ito TE, Vargas M, Opoku-Anane J, Shu M, Cherie M, Gaby M, James R. Laparoscopic Hysterectomies for Uteri Greater Than 1 Kilogram. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S88.
  9. Vargas MV, Schwab TD, Robinson JK, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Moawad GN. Laparoscopic and Robotic Myomectomy: A Comparison of Cost and Perioperative Outcomes for Complex Cases. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S82.
  10. Opoku-Anane J, Misa NY, Li M, Vargas MV, Chidimma E, Robinson JK, Moawad G. Simulation Based Robotics Training to Test Skill Acquisition and Retention. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S33.
  11. Opoku-Anane J, Vargas MV, Moawad G, Cherie M, Robinson JK. Use of Intravenous Tranexamic Acid During Myomectomy: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S197.
  12. Chao TE, Mandigo M, Opoku-Anane J, Maine R. Systematic review of laparoscopic surgery in low- and middle-income countries: benefits, challenges, and strategies. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jan; 30(1):1-10.
  13. Opoku-Anane J, Diouf K, Nour NM. New Success With Microbicides and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Is Female-Controlled Prevention the Answer to the HIV Epidemic? Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 5(1):50-5.
  14. Maasho K, Opoku-Anane J, Marusina AI, Coligan JE, Borrego F. NKG2D is a costimulatory receptor for human naive CD8+ T cells. J Immunol. 2005 Apr 15; 174(8):4480-4.

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