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Carolyn Mannon


Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Carolyn Mannon is an experienced gynecologist who is passionate about caring for women in all life-cycle stages and transitions – including during puberty, following childbirth and as they move into menopause. With a particular interest in caring for cancer survivors, she strives to manage the treatment side effects that impact reproductive, sexual, and emotional health and well-being.

Mannon earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed a residency in urology at UCSF. She also has a master's degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University, where she studied the use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women.

Prior to joining UCSF, Mannon worked in private practice for 15 years. During that time, she also served as adjunct clinical faculty at Stanford Hospital, where she taught residents in the operating room, antepartum ward, and labor and delivery. She enjoyed encouraging their curiosity and challenging them to see different aspects of care, so they would become good decision-makers. In 2019, she focused her practice solely on gynecology and joined a concierge practice in Menlo Park.

Mannon lives in Menlo Park with her husband and children, three boys who continually amaze her as they grow. She is active in volunteering at their schools as well as other organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Together with her family, she enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle that includes playing sports. She also loves traveling, new adventures and listening to music.

  • Education

    Chicago Medical School, MD, 1999

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Urology, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    134 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 03, 2023
    The doctor seemed to be very considerate of the patient he even called an interpreter for me and I am grateful to all the haha medical staff
    Nov 12, 2023
    Dr. Mannon did a wonderful job and really has helped to deal with my health issue. I would highly recommend her.
    Nov 04, 2023
    Excellent experience and very caring and friendly
    Nov 02, 2023
    Doctor was great she listened and examined all areas of concern. She was thorough and great at explaining what the issue was so that I can now fix this issue on my own in the future as well. This visit was good doctor was easy to talk to and put me at ease.
    Oct 05, 2023
    This is the first time I had met Dr Mannon and I was really pleased
    Sep 15, 2023
    Her after summary notes were different from what we discussed re: maintaining health. Would be nice if we had discussed it rather than reading about it later
    Aug 24, 2023
    She was fantastic. So glad I found her. Requires a 2 hour drive and so worth it!
    Aug 18, 2023
    Dr. Mannon was very professional personable caring and informative. I appreciate the time and care she gave me.
    Jul 29, 2023
    She is the best obgyn I've has so far really took the time to go over my history and explain in layman terms my past scans
    Jul 23, 2023
    I was so pleasantly surprised at my experience with her. She was so thorough and professional and personable. Based on my past experiences I was not expecting much but feel like I won the lottery
    Jul 19, 2023
    Even as last appointment of the day added on she was kind patient attentive and thorough
    Jul 14, 2023
    She was the first doctor at UCSF know about me before I seem her she read my chart that made me feel safe because it she me that you wanted to know my condition before I got there and that what a doctor should be doing read the person chart so they know what going on I like her I felt safe
    Jul 13, 2023
    She's great: informative caring empowering
    Jul 12, 2023
    Dr. Mannon asks excellent follow-up questions is compassionate demonstrates currency with the literature and is just plain lovely.
    Jul 06, 2023
    She did not address my concern Very well
    Jun 30, 2023
    Dr. Mannon made me very comfortable narrated everything she was doing and showed a lot of empathy and explanation
    Jun 30, 2023
    While my experience with the remainder of the staff was excellent I was disappointed to be Dr. Mannon's care. She was not prepared (unaware of my chart prior to walking in); lazy (I found myself asking for more detailed information and feeling like it was an inconvenience to her. For example asking if my current mass's measurement has grown or stayed the same from prior ones. She made me feel like looking it up was an inconvenience and made me feel uncomfortable); and lack of support from asking for guidance. It was an awkward appointment lacked care lacked support and I felt discouraged from her being my assigned doctor. Trust comfort and expert opinion is integral to quality care and I didn't receive any of that from her. I'm not sure why it was this way but my experience with her was an utter disappointment.
    Jun 29, 2023
    I felt very judged I went for a condition I have been diagnosed with for 3 years and she completely made it clear that she thought I had "self diagnosed myself" no help what's so ever. So rude I wanted to leave in tears. I went for help with my PMDD and all she told me was that there's not much for her to do. Very useless and completely rude. Did not need to go to this appointment at all. I am very unsatisfied with this provider here at UCSF.
    Jun 16, 2023
    I greatly appreciated her compassion and understanding of my being nervous about the exam. She was gentle and professional and answered all my questions and gave me referrals.
    Jun 09, 2023
    She didn't explain the reason for the pain and was asking unnecessary questions about my skin.
    May 26, 2023
    I saw a new doctor Dr. Mannon and she was very thorough and knowledgeable. She made me feel very comfortable for my first visit with her.
    May 22, 2023
    Dr Mannon was awesome. She made me feel comfortable relaxed and listened to.
    May 19, 2023
    I am new to UCSF and have a history of not-so-great experiences with former doctors (usually I leave feeling misunderstood not believed doctor usually seems impatient or uncaring etc) and I'm very happy to say I felt very comfortable supported and cared after with Dr. Mannon. She expressed a LOT of care and consideration for me and my comfort and I was genuinely surprised and grateful for her support and for her willingness to ensure I had a say in every medical decision that needed to be made yesterday. I had to drive an hour to get to her but I'll likely do it again in the future because she's worth it!
    May 13, 2023
    Most excellent doctor for my issues in years
    May 12, 2023
    Dr Mannon was fantastic. It was my first visit with her and she made me feel so comfortable. She listened to my concerns with interest and empathy. She is extremely knowledgeable non-judgmental and kind everything you'd want in a doctor. She explained things to me clearly and also gave me a referral to follow up with my issue and couldn't not have been nicer and more helpful during the whole appointment. I would absolutely recommend her.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Really appreciated Dr Mannon. She was thorough showed genuine concern and care and made me feel very comfortable. Great bedside manner
    Apr 28, 2023
    You kindly consulted me despite the insufficient explanation it was easy to understand and I was worried about it but thanks to you it disappeared Thank you to the medical staff
    Apr 20, 2023
    Very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Apr 10, 2023
    Dr. Mannon was amazing. She eliminated my fear of subsequent visits took the time to listen and empathize with my situation and offered a wide range of options including some I hadn't heard of all with more detailed instructions. I will be recommending her to EVERYONE. Sorry Dr. Mannnon but you're too awesome to keep quiet about.
    Mar 31, 2023
    Dr Mannon's care was so considerate and thoughtful that I realized how used I had gotten to less-than-ideal care (prior to visits at UCSF). That was an eye-opening experience. I really appreciate all of the good info she shared and that she cares about what I wanted to do. She really understands what the patient is going through in a detailed way. Another aspect that I appreciate is that Dr Mannon's practice is for all times of life. When I was looking for a new provider I found that most only accepted patients who were trying to become pregnant. As a patient starting menopause I had to book months out for a provider near me. Dr Mannon is a bit further to travel to but she's the only OB/GYN I'll be booking with from here on out.
    Mar 29, 2023
    Dr. Mannon was excellent. I appreciated that she listened to me and offered different pathways for resolution. She was candid knowledgeable understanding and professional.
    Mar 16, 2023
    I loved this provider! She made me feel at ease during my exam
    Mar 15, 2023
    My visit with Dr. Mannon was fantastic. She thoroughly listened to my situation answered all of my questions completed the procedure with care. I especially appreciated her thoughtfulness in reminding me to allow myself time to heal after my surgery. She is an excellent healthcare provider.
    Mar 11, 2023
    This visit was one of the best office visit I have ever had. Made my trip to see her well worth it.
    Mar 10, 2023
    The provider was kind thorough and respectful. She was present when I had an emergency and made sure I got the follow up tests I needed.
    Feb 22, 2023
    Excellent valuable professional service
    Feb 09, 2023
    This Provider was amazing! Best physician I've ever had. I wish I could have her as my primary. Just amzing
    Feb 03, 2023
    Feel very fortunate to have found Dr Mannon
    Feb 03, 2023
    Dr. Mannon is incredibly kind empathetic Intuitive and knowledgeable. She changed my IUD and took time to describe the procedure and even got me to relax. I told her I felt like I was in yoga class! I was incredibly touched by her compassion and look forward to being seen by her again.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Very good people to help you.
    Jan 23, 2023
    Provider informed me she couldn't help me but she would email my other specialty provider and let me know what the specialty provider recommends. The visit was short and didn't resolve anything except that she would email my other provider and get back to me. She did get back to me and messaged me to fup with my pcp.
    Jan 20, 2023
    This is the one of the best doctors Ive ever met! She is amazing! So happy to find her and become her patient!
    Dec 29, 2022
    Carolyn was awesome!! Makes me want to stick with UCSF Women's health :)Super knowledgeable informative and warm