Elena Gates


Obstetrician and gynecologist

About me

Dr. Elena Gates is a general obstetrician and gynecologist who was instrumental in the 2011 opening of UCSF's new women's health center at Mission Bay. She also serves as vice chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She has a special interest in ethical issues of reproduction, genetics, human experimentation and decision making for patients.

Gates earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF.

  • Education

    UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1981

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985

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