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Hakan Cakmak


Reproductive endocrinologist
Fertility specialist

Dr. Hakan Cakmak is a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist who cares for patients seeking treatment for fertility issues or recurrent pregnancy loss, and those interested in assisted reproductive techniques (such as intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization) or fertility preservation (such as egg or embryo freezing). He is experienced in performing minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic surgery, for reproductive organ issues.

In research, Cakmak develops better strategies for treating infertility, particularly by improving ovarian stimulation protocols and embryo selection techniques. He also investigates the molecular causes of implantation failures and miscarriages.

Cakmak earned his medical degree from Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in Istanbul. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UCSF. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

  • Education

    Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, MD, 2003

  • Residencies

    Yale University, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2014

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    130 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 04, 2023
    Dr. Cakmak was very thoughtful and patient throughout the call. He explained things in detailed and ensured we were well informed. Plus he was polite kind and approachable.
    Feb 27, 2023
    Dr. Cakmak is very thorough about our treatment.
    Feb 09, 2023
    The best care team I've ever experienced in my life! I felt safe supported and informed the entire time.
    Dec 23, 2022
    We were very impressed with our physician Dr. Cakmak. He was amiable professional gave us thorough explanations at a level we could understand clearly answered all of our questions followed up to ensure we understood next steps and made us feel like we were true partners in decision-making. Highly recommend!
    Dec 02, 2022
    Dr. Cakmak and his team were exceptionally professional and efficient and it was one of my best health care experiences.
    Oct 15, 2022
    Dr Cakmak was very informative with what condition could be going on with me. He was mathematical and also listened to me about my symptoms. I felt like I was in good hands.
    Oct 06, 2022
    Seriously amazing experience. I completely trusted Dr. Cakmak's perspective: he constantly cited research showed a deep understanding of the problem we were talking through and was also really caring.
    Jul 29, 2022
    Everyone one I know has gone to this team and loved it. I branched out with spring for cost and the location- you all are better and kinder and more knowledgeable
    Jul 10, 2022
    Thank you for being thorough.
    Jul 08, 2022
    Was dismissive of a few of my questions and concerns and answers were not particularly helpful
    Jul 06, 2022
    Exceptionally good at explaining
    Apr 07, 2022
    Dr. Cakmak is the best possible provider I could have asked for. He clearly reviewed our medical history and knew the specifics to a degree I have never seen in a provider. He was kind patient thoughtful and most importantly crystal clear when he outlined what causes the problem we're facing and what options we have. This has been an extremely anxiety producing time for me (I've lost 3 pregnancies in the last 6 months) and Dr. Cakmak gave me the care I needed to feel like I can finally start to let go of my anxiety. This appointment was for me life changing in the best possible way.
    Mar 06, 2022
    Dr. Cakmak is truly great at what he does and is great to patients. The only comment I have is that when he did one of my ultrasounds he tended to talk over one of the female physicians and it was awkward in that for all of his expertise he is not a woman.
    Jan 16, 2022
    I could go on for days. I'm glad I'm finally asked how my experience here has been. Whoever is in charge is allowing or encouraging great individuals to be exceptionally kind professional and knowledgeable. It does not go unnoticed.
    Nov 21, 2021
    I was told I'd receive immediate next steps and followed up twice and still haven't gotten any feedback. Very disappointing.
    Sep 10, 2021
    Dr. Cakmak is an excellent provider. He always explains procedures/conditions thoroughly insuring that I understand. He is patient and works hard to get the desired outcome. I feel lucky to have him as my provider.
    Jul 14, 2021
    Dr. Cakmak did a wonderful job providing us with all of the information we needed to make the best decision regarding the treatment path.