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Andrea V. Jackson


Obstetrician and gynecologist
Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director, Black Women's Health and Livelihood Initiative

Dr. Andrea V. Jackson is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in providing Black-identifying patients with reproductive health care that meets the needs of the whole person. She also specializes in complex contraception and abortion services, with a particular focus on patients living with chronic illnesses. She is chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Jackson's research focuses on Black women's reproductive health during all life stages. She is co-director of the UCSF Black Women's Health and Livelihood Initiative and of EMBRACE, UCSF's innovative perinatal program for Black families, which provides racially conscious prenatal and postpartum care to support both physical and mental health.

Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in engineering at Cornell University before earning her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in complex family planning at UCSF. She also has a master of advanced studies degree in clinical research from UCSF.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2007

  • Residencies

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Family Planning, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    52 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 30, 2023
    Very caring and a warm person .
    Sep 30, 2023
    I love Dr. Jackson!
    Sep 23, 2023
    Dr. Jackson was very informative and I felt she genuinely cared about what was going on with me and really wanted to help find a solution. I felt very heard and comfortable with her especially being that this was my first visit. She sets the bar high! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with her and hope that I will continue to be her patient with my follow up care.
    Jul 29, 2023
    Dr. Andrea Jackson is the best OBGYN I have had as an adult woman. I appreciate her so much.
    Mar 13, 2023
    Dr. Jackson is fantastic. My guess is she has limited scheduling and a lot of patients
    Feb 12, 2023
    Dr. Jackson is great and listens to your concerns and answers your questions
    Oct 29, 2022
    Dr Jackson was caring and informative. She helped ease my worry and gave me clear next steps regarding my condition. She is wonderful!
    Oct 29, 2022
    There are not enough positive things I can say about Dr. Jackson. She Is the model to which all physicians should aspire.She listens and collaborates with me rather than approaching the visit as a platform for her ideas. She provides ample time to understand what is happening with my body as well as developing a complete understanding of what makes me tick. She is very intelligent and more importantly I trust her. Taking time to develop a relationship with the patient is sorely missing in today's medical model. Yet this is an essential component of being able to diagnose a problem properly. Dr. Jackson Is an asset to the UCSF team.
    Oct 02, 2022
    I am extremely impressed with Dr Jackson. Not only is she completely capable but also kind concerned and extremely knowledgeable.
    Aug 22, 2022
    I was thrilled to tears after meeting with Dr. Jackson. I was beginning to have some doubts about my care at UCSF after being seen by another provider in lieu of my regular doctor but Dr. Jackson revived the reason why I switched carriers to UCSF in the first place. I had some pretty pressing issues that had me extremely worried and had not felt they were adequately addressed or communicated prior to seeing Dr. Jackson. I can't say enough about her advanced knowledge attention compassion and bed side manner. She's definitely now my #2 go to I refuse to see anyone else if my doctor is unavailable.
    Aug 21, 2022
    Dr. Jackson is spectacular which is why I came back. I'm glad I did as this new diagnosis is stressful.
    Jul 17, 2022
    She's an excellent doctor. That's why I'm back after going rogue and switching OB/GYNs after a bad experience with a UCSF receiptionist. (Y'all should really keep tight track of that because it can affect someone's experience.)
    Apr 02, 2022
    Dr Jackson iss one of the best providers I have been to. Shecexplains all options and listenscto her patients. She is wonderful!
    Apr 02, 2022
    This was my first time seeing Dr Jackson. She was so great. I had a problem and a procedure and she was wonderful explaining and being gentle and compassionate during the procedure.
    Feb 28, 2022
    Answered all questions made me feel comfortable very kind bedside manner
    Feb 15, 2022
    Feb 12, 2022
    Dr.Jackson was one of the best providers I have seen at UCSF

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