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Alison F. Jacoby


Director, Gynecologic Surgery
Director of the Comprehensive Fibroid Center

Dr. Alison Jacoby is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in treating fibroids, with a focus on alternatives to hysterectomy and minimally invasive surgical techniques. She founded the UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center to provide personalized care for women with fibroids. She also provides prenatal care but no longer delivers babies.

Jacoby's research focuses on new treatments for fibroids as well as on understanding factors that contribute to patients’ decisions on fibroid therapy.

Jacoby earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts Medical Center. She joined UCSF in 1997.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1992

  • Residencies

    Tufts Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    167 Ratings
    About our process
    May 23, 2023
    I've been to many doctors and recognize the caliber kindness intelligence and gifted person Dr. Jacoby is. Dr. Jacoby listens clearly explains and shares information with kindness and clarity. She is wonderful as a human being and as a surgeon and every care team member I met along the way gushed enthusiastically of Dr. Jacoby. I feel privileged to have been taken care of by her and recognize the rarity of her gift as a surgeon and as a person. The surgery gave me back my life and I can never thank Dr. Jacoby enough for that.
    May 23, 2023
    Dr. Alison Jacoby is the very best! She has been my OB/GYN for over 20 years and has done an amazing job.
    Apr 16, 2023
    Dr. Jacoby is a truly extraordinary doctor. Her knowledge of medicine is broad and deep. She always acts in the patient's best interest.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr. Alison Jacoby is everything anyone could ask for in a Dr with expertise in her abilities and humility and heart in her communications.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Dr. Jacoby was very informative and knowledgeable. She answered all my questions thoroughly. Her demeanor gave me confidence in making decisions.
    Feb 06, 2023
    She was awesome. I couldn't expect better
    Jan 29, 2023
    Always great to have a consultation with Dr. Jacoby.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Really put my mind at ease. Felt calm about my procedure.
    Jan 19, 2023
    Really listened and shared insights about areas I had questions or concerns over. Very easy to talk to about complex conditions.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Not only did she have an extremely high level of expertise - but her bedside manner was great. She listened she related to me extremely well. I feel like I am in good hands and am grateful to have found her as a doctor.
    Jan 04, 2023
    I live Dr. Jacoby!!
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr Jacoby was incredibly warm and empathetic. She made me feel safe and was patient with all my questions.
    Dec 13, 2022
    I will 100% recommend Dr. Jacoby and her office to anyone needing fibroid care. I consulted with two other surgeons prior to talking to her and the experience was like night and day in terms of her knowledge empathy comprehensiveness in explaining the procedure risks and post-care. I wish I could have her as my regular gyno!
    Dec 05, 2022
    Appointment was scheduled four months out so the problem I was experiencing was not present at the moment of appointment.
    Dec 03, 2022
    Dr. Jacoby was straightforward and I felt like she was listening very carefully to everything I said. I appreciated her thorough answers to my questions.
    Nov 11, 2022
    She was informative and friendly. She spoke slowly and wanted to help me make decisions about my health. I felt heard. I appreciate her documenting my concerns
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr did not remove fibroid in question did not address this after the surgery or discuss a plan to remove the fibroid going forward.
    Nov 07, 2022
    Dr. Jacoby thus far seems very good. Good bedside manner confident and competent. And her exam was gentle. She wasn't rough at all. I think she's a good doctor.
    Nov 02, 2022
    Dr. Jacoby is amazing. She is kind caring and down to earth. She makes you feel like you're the only patient she is seeing that day. She never speaks at you but with you and always checks for understanding. She should teach a master class in bed side manners!!
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr. Jacoby and the medical surgery team were amazing and explained what to expect to offset any anxiety
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dr Jacoby never seem rushed. She was patient kind and thorough.
    Sep 24, 2022
    Dr. Jacoby is very profesional treats patients with respect cares about patients concerns. I recommend Dr.Jacoby all the time.
    Aug 25, 2022
    UCSF has some of the most thoroughly trained HCPs I've ever encountered. Excellent providers listeners and people. They seem to love what they do
    Aug 20, 2022
    Dr. Jacoby excels in all areas.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Perfect experience and I got just what I needed. I wanted Dr Jacoby to review my situation (been struggling with a problem for many years) to get a second opinion and see if a fresh set of eyes would offer another suggestion. She did great at listening and explaining.
    Jul 26, 2022
    They were late. The person who referred me told me that I should get surgery and I was there for a consultation. The person I had the consultation with told me abruptly that she did not recommend surgery. My ratings above are reflective of my annoyance of how much time and energy that appointment took from my day and how in the end it was made to seem very unnecessary. The person who referred me is part of UCSF shouldn't there be consensus within the same organization of what requires surgery and what doesn't? All in all (with driving) this appointment took 2.5 hours of my day will probably cost me took a slot from someone who probably really needed it - and was all totally unnecessary.
    Jul 14, 2022
    Dr Jacoby is off the charts in all dimensions. Wonderful doctor across the board - wish all the rest of my doctors were like her.
    May 20, 2022
    I appreciated that Dr Jacoby spent so much time with me to ease my concerns prior to my surgery.
    May 18, 2022
    Once again this doctor shows no care and concern for me as a patient or as a new patient
    Dec 07, 2021
    I would recommend Dr. Jacoby to friend based on her alone -- she is clearly an incredible doctor. That being said it has been very difficult to get in touch with her office which has delayed my care a lot so I would not recommend the office to anyone with pain like I have.
    Nov 30, 2021
    Dr Jacoby is the best.
    Oct 28, 2021
    I was very happy with my care.
    Sep 28, 2021
    Once again UCSF has wowed me with an exceptionally wonderful provider. Her Combination of intelligence and medical skill with plain old human kindness empathy and an ability to connect with patients is just really really special though seems to be the norm at UCSF. Thank you UCSF!