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Dr. Neda Ghaffari is a perinatologist, an obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, prenatal diagnoses of disorders or complications, and prenatal ultrasound. Her expertise includes caring for pregnant patients with heart disease or cancer, as well as women whose pregnancies involve birth defects. She also performs prenatal tests such as fetal echocardiogram (heart ultrasound), nuchal translucency screening and amniocentesis.

Ghaffari's research investigates ways to improve maternal-fetal medicine, patient safety, and care for pregnant patients with obesity and diabetes.

Ghaffari earned her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at LAC + USC Medical Center and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ghaffari is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and she is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and American Medical Association.

  • Education

    Keck School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    USC, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012

  • Fellowships

    University of Pennsylvania, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Clinics I work with

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay – Fourth Street

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Prenatal Diagnostic Center

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Endocrine, Diabetes & Pregnancy Program

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
39 Ratings
About our process
Aug 20, 2021
Excellent physician excellent care exceeded expectations knowledgeable supportive addressed all of my concerns
Jan 15, 2021
She was thorough and caring.
Sep 29, 2020
I had never seen this doctor before. I was in for a nuchal tranlucency screening and this doctor was called in by the technician to tell me that my baby was no longer living. She delivered the news in a a very straightforward manner. I did not feel compassion from her. I was sitting down and she was standing up the entire time which felt very bad to me. I was very emotional and expressed that this was not the way I would have wanted to recieve this news and she responded quickly "How would you have liked to receive this news?" Her tone was almost defensive. I felt no warmth from her. It was a pretty horrible experience.
Sep 03, 2020
Dr. Ghaffari was wonderful and took plenty of time to explain everything to me and make sure to provide space for my questions.
Aug 29, 2020
I was really unhappy with this doctor's bedside manner. She gave me some pretty scary/potentially bad news about my pregnancy with a completely expressionless tone of voice and face. She didn't even bother to sit down even though I was lying down with the expectation that she would look at the ultrasound some more (which the tech had said she might). She began every sentence with "unfortunately" which was the only acknowledgement I got that there might be something wrong with my baby. I was really disappointed because every other doctor I've seen at UCSF obstetrics and perinatal medicine has been so compassionate.
Aug 11, 2020
She was very friendly and took her time to answer all my queries
Jul 14, 2020
She is very knowledgeable and polite. She will answer all the questions you have and always give positive feedbacks about your health problem.

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