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Marcelle I. Cedars


Director, Center for Reproductive Health
Researcher on ovarian aging

Dr. Marcelle Cedars is a specialist in caring for patients going through in vitro fertilization and perimenopause, as well as patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. She is director of the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health.

Cedars also directs UCSF’s reproductive endocrinology division, coordinating the relationship between scientific research and personalized care for patients. In her own research, she focuses on ovarian aging and how it affects both fertility and women’s overall health.

Cedars received her medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Health & Hospital System, followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Education

    University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine, 1981

  • Residencies

    Parkland Hospital, OB/GYN, 1982

  • Fellowships

    Parkland Hospital, OB/GYN, 1985

    UCLA Medical Center, Reproductive Endocrinology, 1987

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

I am passionate about the opportunity to improve care by integrating world-class science into personalized treatment for patients.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    108 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 23, 2021
    Dr. Cedars is a pro who clearly lives her work and takes great pride in it. She's also personable and caring and considerate. Very happy with our experience even though it's a challenging process.
    Nov 09, 2021
    I had a good experience. The doctor gave a good recommendation as to a prescription change. I won't know how well it works until after I make the change.
    Nov 04, 2021
    I love CRH and the team we work with is great. I would highly recommend them to friends. I think I and others in my situation might benefit from a graphic with a road map of my overall process and a chart of who's who in the office and what their roles area. I know they have oroentations to people starting this journey and I never attended one so that'd probably help. The care team and coordinators for egg donors and surrogates are all on the email in the portal and are super responsive. I think just delineating who's who on the care team and what they do would be an added benefit.
    Sep 16, 2021
    Dr Cedars is outstanding. Not only an amazing professional but her level of humanity is extremely palpable. She gave importance and understanding all my points and comments . I can tell she is extremely busy but she admirably manages wonderfully to give make patients feel heard and acknowledged . She is outstanding in knowledge and professionalism
    Jun 02, 2021
    I felt like I had to ask for clarification a few times to fully understand but I got enough information about next steps before I left the office.
    Mar 30, 2021
    We absolutely love Dr. Cedars. She is thoughtful caring and a good listener. My wife and I are so thankful for her and her care team.
    Mar 28, 2021
    Well she told me that i will be contacted to do x y and z but no one contacted me to do any of those. i would like to refer the provider but health care is not only the doctor but a team that works with her so a good health care system is a good health care team. I really wanted to work with her but with this communication I am second guessing my decision.
    Mar 18, 2021
    Dr. Marcelle Cedars is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with! Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Jan 21, 2021
    excellent care!
    Dec 07, 2020
    This was first meeting. Thank You
    Dec 04, 2020
    wish I received better post-appointment instructions for care (can I have sex? can I workout? should I stop taking meds now or later?)
    Nov 24, 2020
    I've been very lucky to have had Dr. Cedars look after me over the last month. She's always been very professional while humble. She's listened to my concerns patiently and clarify all my questions in a very clear and simple way I could understand. Her confidence in what she does is very reassuring. She's been great.
    Nov 23, 2020
    the only feedback i would provide in addition is that it would have been good to intro the other doctor there and why they were there.
    Nov 01, 2020
    a lot of this emanates from the outcome when in the game of IVF. all of good if you leave the care with baby.. and the process of satisfying the patient is imperative every step of the way. I hope UCSF cares about its stats of improving odds for struggling couples.
    Aug 02, 2020
    Dr. Cedars is phenomenal! She is sharp and has excellent bed side manner. I enjoy hearing her thoughts and meeting with her. So grateful she is our fertility Doctor!