Paolo Rinaudo, PhD, MD

Fertility physician

Dr. Paolo Rinaudo is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health. In addition to caring for patients with fertility and endocrinological problems, Rinaudo conducts research on pre-implantation embryo development and the long-term consequences of in vitro culture. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious honors and awards, including the ASRM/Serono grant in reproductive biology and the President Presenter Award at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, Washington, DC. He is a member of professional societies, such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Rinaudo earned a medical degree at Torino Medical School and a doctorate at Torino University in Torino, Italy. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University, followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor in residence in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF.


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

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University of Torino School of Medicine 1992


Yale-New Haven Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001
University of Pennsylvania Hospital 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hsu J, Velasco JAG, Rinaudo P. An initial step in examining long-term outcomes for children born after IVF. Reprod Biomed Online. 2017 08; 35(2):130-131.
  2. Rinaudo PF, Hsu J. To freeze or not to freeze: heating the debate but cooling the practice? J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Feb; 34(2):187-189.
  3. Feuer S, Liu X, Donjacour A, Simbulan R, Maltepe E, Rinaudo P. Common and specific transcriptional signatures in mouse embryos and adult tissues induced by in vitro procedures. Reproduction. 2016 Oct 31.
  4. Feuer S, Rinaudo P. From Embryos to Adults: A DOHaD Perspective on In Vitro Fertilization and Other Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Aug 09; 4(3).
  5. Simbulan RK, Liu X, Feuer SK, Maltepe E, Donjacour A, Rinaudo P. Adult male mice conceived by in vitro fertilization exhibit increased glucocorticoid receptor expression in fat tissue. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2016 Feb; 7(1):73-82.
  6. Biechele S, Lin CJ, Rinaudo PF, Ramalho-Santos M. Unwind and transcribe: chromatin reprogramming in the early mammalian embryo. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2015 Oct; 34:17-23.
  7. Simbulan RK, Di Santo M, Liu X, Lin W, Donjacour A, Maltepe E, Shenoy A, Borini A, Rinaudo P. Embryonic stem cells derived from in vivo or in vitro-generated murine blastocysts display similar transcriptome and differentiation potential. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0117422.
  8. Ameri K, Jahangiri A, Rajah AM, Tormos KV, Nagarajan R, Pekmezci M, Nguyen V, Wheeler ML, Murphy MP, Sanders TA, Jeffrey SS, Yeghiazarians Y, Rinaudo PF, Costello JF, Aghi MK, Maltepe E. HIGD1A Regulates Oxygen Consumption, ROS Production, and AMPK Activity during Glucose Deprivation to Modulate Cell Survival and Tumor Growth. Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 12.
  9. Delle Piane L, Rinaudo PF, Miller WL. 150 years of congenital adrenal hyperplasia: translation and commentary of De Crecchio's classic paper from 1865. Endocrinology. 2015 Apr; 156(4):1210-7.
  10. Revelli A, Martiny G, Delle Piane L, Benedetto C, Rinaudo P, Tur-Kaspa I. A critical review of bi-dimensional and three-dimensional ultrasound techniques to monitor follicle growth: do they help improving IVF outcome? Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2014 Nov 24; 12:107.
  11. Strata F, Giritharan G, Sebastiano FD, Piane LD, Kao CN, Donjacour A, Rinaudo P. Behavior and brain gene expression changes in mice exposed to preimplantation and prenatal stress. Reprod Sci. 2015 Jan; 22(1):23-30.
  12. Zhou Y, Yuge A, Rajah AM, Unek G, Rinaudo PF, Maltepe E. LIMK1 regulates human trophoblast invasion/differentiation and is down-regulated in preeclampsia. Am J Pathol. 2014 Dec; 184(12):3321-31.
  13. Feuer SK, Donjacour A, Simbulan RK, Lin W, Liu X, Maltepe E, Rinaudo PF. Sexually dimorphic effect of in vitro fertilization (IVF) on adult mouse fat and liver metabolomes. Endocrinology. 2014 Nov; 155(11):4554-67.
  14. Bloise E, Feuer SK, Rinaudo PF. Comparative intrauterine development and placental function of ART concepti: implications for human reproductive medicine and animal breeding. Hum Reprod Update. 2014 Nov-Dec; 20(6):822-39.
  15. Donjacour A, Liu X, Lin W, Simbulan R, Rinaudo PF. In vitro fertilization affects growth and glucose metabolism in a sex-specific manner in an outbred mouse model. Biol Reprod. 2014 Apr; 90(4):80.
  16. Feuer SK, Liu X, Donjacour A, Lin W, Simbulan RK, Giritharan G, Piane LD, Kolahi K, Ameri K, Maltepe E, Rinaudo PF. Use of a mouse in vitro fertilization model to understand the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis. Endocrinology. 2014 May; 155(5):1956-69.
  17. Caballero-Campo P, Buffone MG, Benencia F, Conejo-García JR, Rinaudo PF, Gerton GL. A role for the chemokine receptor CCR6 in mammalian sperm motility and chemotaxis. J Cell Physiol. 2014 Jan; 229(1):68-78.
  18. Ameri K, Rajah AM, Nguyen V, Sanders TA, Jahangiri A, Delay M, Donne M, Choi HJ, Tormos KV, Yeghiazarians Y, Jeffrey SS, Rinaudo PF, Rowitch DH, Aghi M, Maltepe E. Nuclear localization of the mitochondrial factor HIGD1A during metabolic stress. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e62758.
  19. Choi HJ, Sanders TA, Tormos KV, Ameri K, Tsai JD, Park AM, Gonzalez J, Rajah AM, Liu X, Quinonez DM, Rinaudo PF, Maltepe E. ECM-dependent HIF induction directs trophoblast stem cell fate via LIMK1-mediated cytoskeletal rearrangement. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56949.
  20. Rivera RM, Rinaudo P. Bovine preimplantation embryo development is affected by the stiffness of the culture substrate. Mol Reprod Dev. 2013 Mar; 80(3):184.

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