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Roxanna A. Irani


Passionate about women's health, scuba diving and dogs

Dr. Roxanna Irani is a perinatologist, a doctor who cares for pregnant women and their developing fetuses. She specializes in treating expectant mothers with health conditions that can affect pregnancy, women whose pregnancies are considered high risk and those who develop pregnancy-related diseases, as well as fetuses with health problems. She performs fetal ultrasounds and interprets genetic tests. She also cares for women who need monitoring in the hospital, and performs labor and delivery services.

In her research, Irani seeks to understand how the immune system responds to pregnancy. She also investigates processes that can lead to preterm labor and preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy that includes high blood pressure affecting both mother and baby. She has worked on drug therapies that could help mothers who develop preeclampsia. While preparing her thesis for her doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas, she studied how autoantibodies – immune cells the body may make to target its own tissues – can contribute to the disease.

Irani has published research on preeclampsia, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy, fetal intervention options in twin-related syndromes, and Zika virus in pregnancy.

After completing her doctorate, Irani earned her medical degree at McGovern Medical School. She then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. She is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

In her free time, Irani loves to escape to the ocean or go camping in the redwoods with her spouse, two young children and gigantic fluffy dog.

  • Education

    University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD, Biochemistry and Reproductive Biology, 2010

    McGovern Medical School, 2011

  • Residencies

    Drexel University College of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015

  • Fellowships

    Yale School of Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Caring for pregnant women and their unborn children is a great honor and responsibility, one I take with the utmost diligence.

Where I see patients (5)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    39 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. Irani is an excellent provider
    Jul 11, 2022
    Sincerely appreciated coordination of radiology and fetal medicine to get all appointments done same day and within days of referral. I've worked in healthcare and know this is not easy and takes dedicated, regular, focused, and caring work to accomplish.
    Jun 04, 2022
    Every experience I've had with Dr. Irani has been excellent. She listens and provides clear answers and instructions. She is also great at explaining things so I understand what is happening to my body and am aware of what to look out for.
    Jan 25, 2022
    She is a brilliant doctor and I appreciated that she was prepared for the visit. She reviewed my chart and that was very helpful to not have to start from the beginning.
    Oct 26, 2021
    She is exceptional- best doctor I've seen at UCSF
    May 10, 2021
    I received exceptional care at UCSF from everyone I interacted with from the fertility clinic to the post-partum unit. Thank you all!