Patricia Robertson, MD


Dr. Patricia Robertson is a perinatologist in UCSF Women's Health at Parnassus where she focuses on high-risk pregnancy. She also is a member of the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Her special interests include the prevention of preterm birth as well as lesbian health issues.

Robertson received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After spending five years in private practice in Santa Monica, she returned to UCSF as a member of the faculty and completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine.

Robertson wrote "The Premature Labor Handbook: Successfully Sustaining Your High-Risk Pregnancy," which is the first comprehensive book to specifically address preterm labor and many of the issues confronting women, their partners and their families. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in maternal-fetal medicine.


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.

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University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio 1976


UCSF Medical Center, OB/GYN 1980


UCSF Medical Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 1990

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Robertson PA, Dibble SL. Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Research: Building the Evidence for Best Practices. LGBT Health. 2015 Jun; 2(2):89-90.
  2. El-Ibiary SY, Hamilton SP, Abel R, Erdman CA, Robertson PA, Finley PR. A pilot study evaluating genetic and environmental factors for postpartum depression. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 10(9-10):15-22.
  3. Rowen TS, Breyer BN, Lin TC, Li CS, Robertson PA, Shindel AW. Use of barrier protection for sexual activity among women who have sex with women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Jan; 120(1):42-5.

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