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Paolo Rinaudo


Reproductive endocrinologist
Traveler and doting father

Dr. Paolo Rinaudo is a specialist who cares for patients with fertility concerns and problems related to endocrine function or hormones.

Rinaudo conducts research on embryo development before implantation and the long-term consequences of in vitro culture (growth outside a living organism).

Rinaudo earned both his medical degree and doctorate at the University of Turin. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University, followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rinaudo has received many prestigious honors and awards, including a reproductive biology grant from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a presenter award at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

  • Education

    University of Torino School of Medicine, 1992

  • Residencies

    Yale-New Haven Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2001

    University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 2004

  • Academic Title


I am interested in the health of children conceived with the help of infertility treatments.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    73 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 15, 2023
    Very tailored visit was able to get my questions answered efficiently
    Nov 04, 2022
    The doctor was very nice and supportive. My one frustration is when I mentioned that I might have a bacterial infection he directed me to my PCP but did not mention until the day of the procedure that it would be a contraindication to placing the planned IUD. Otherwise he was wonderful.
    Nov 01, 2022
    The only bad thing is I was in significant pain after and dod not expect that afterward since I have had this done before at a different facility and since I had so few follicles. The follow up advice I didn't think was super complete. Other the providers were super nice
    Sep 25, 2022
    Dr.Rinaudo is a great professional and caring person procedure went very smoothly.
    Sep 24, 2022
    He's amazing
    Jul 16, 2022
    UCSF has been fantastic. Thank you all for helping us through this process.
    Apr 06, 2022
    He's courteous and knows how to do his job well. In this visit I would say he was very recommendable.
    Jan 13, 2022
    Dr. Rinaudo did not explain the benefits and possible side effects of a medication that I needed to take. I didn't know I would have to take it until the nurse brought it up in an email after the meeting.
    Aug 25, 2021
    I really appreciate all the providers I have seen so far. They are very pleasant and helpful
    Jul 22, 2021
    I really like Dr. Rinaudo. He is great as a doctor with his knowledge. He always answers all of my questions throughly backing up with scientific evidence that I feel confident in the treatment plan he suggests. I can also see that he is very careful with his words in a way that I feel he really does care about not only the results of the treatment but also how I feel. I really really appreciate this and think this is one of the things that makes him an excellent doctor. I also appreciate that he keeps close communication with me through my IVF journey. I've done two egg retrievals at another clinic and I only talked to the provider a few times.
    Jun 02, 2021
    The care team provided me with outstanding support during the IVF process and Dr Rinaudo guided me through making informed decisions and then followed up during treatment and was in constant communication during IVF stim and monitoring. When embryo culture failed over the holiday weekend I felt dr Rinaudo worked overtime to make sure I was informed and supported during a tough event. He helped me to develop an alternative plan to use a donor that would have a high statistical odds for success and didn't encourage me to continue with procedures with low statistical odds that would cause undue stress to me my partner and our relationship. Dr Rinaudo during my last appointment guided my decision making to choose a course of IVF that had a high odds for success and that wasn't physically and emotionally taxing for me and my partner. We are overjoyed at the possibilities Dr Rinaudo he given us to have a baby using IVF.
    May 25, 2021
    Dr Rinaudo is AMAZING not only is he a world-class Doctor who is incredibly knowledgeable he takes that knowledge and data and wants to share it with you in a way that you are involved is understandable and engaging as well as ensuring you ask all questions. His take on doing the minimal that is needed and letting the body do what is needed is so refreshing as his decision basis always to data. At every step he gave us all of the data and percentages as well as his experience and suggestions so that we could make the most informed decisions. He is also incredibly humble and lovely. I'm not a gushing sort of person but honestly every interaction with Dr. Rinaudo is exceptional. He came highly recommended to us from our good friends and we waited an additional 4 months to see him and we are so glad we did he is just exceptional. There is no one else I will ever go to see and could not recommend him highly enough.