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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
    83 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 06, 2023
    Oct 25, 2023
    Dr. Rinaudo was perfect for me - highly knowledgeable, empathetic, and efficient. I appreciated the wealth of knowledge he shared during my very productive appointment.
    Oct 23, 2023
    UCSF has been amazing to work with
    Oct 14, 2023
    Dr Rinado was friendly and says "thank you so much". However, I just didn't feel comfortable around him or feel assured during the egg retrieval process. I asked a question post procedure, and he was quick to dismiss.
    Sep 28, 2023
    He was gentle and heard my needs
    Sep 22, 2023
    Dr. Rinaudo is incredible. Caring, compassionate, and took time to answer all my questions and formulate next steps.
    Sep 09, 2023
    Dr Rinaudo has monitored and made changes to reproductive health treatments, monitored lab values and ultrasounds, and made treatment decisions based upon the utmost attention to detail in overseeing my care.He informed me of the reasoning behind his treatment plans and answers all my queustions and is exceptionally nice and informative. A+++ care from dr Rinaudo and his coordination with fellows, nurses and the laboratory and his in person care
    Aug 30, 2023
    Extremely happy with my whole experience. Drastically different experience from my previous clinic. Things were smooth, organized, clear, efficient, and care was empathetic. Thank you
    Aug 05, 2023
    Visit felt rushed. Overall, I didn't feel fully informed about next steps. For example, I had to ask if I would be placed on medication which I would be. Taking time sensitive medication is a huge part of the process that I would expect my doctor to tell me up front. I wouldn't have known to ask If I didn't do my own research about the procedure online. I also needed to get blood work done, but that order wasn't placed for me. I had to ask the team to place the order the next day. Lastly, this comment applies to the team - there's inconsistency in information provided in their email vs the pdf documents that are provided which makes understanding instructions, next steps, etc very confusing.
    Aug 05, 2023
    Dr. Rinaudo is an incredible physician, and I have been under his care for the past 6 months and his decision making and treatment plan have been 100% in my best interest and best possible outcomes for a pregnancy. He and his staff are a well run part of the reproductive endocrinology department with excellent communication.
    Jul 22, 2023
    Overall very good experience about procedure day. Everything went very smoothly and every person interacted with is very friendly and professional. Since the operating doctor is different than treatment plan doctor, and not a choice of the patient, hard to determine whether to recommend doctor or not.
    May 22, 2023
    Care providers are very attentive and they make me feel at easy and assured me that I am in good hands.
    May 15, 2023
    Top notch
    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.