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Tami Rowen


Obstetrician and gynecologist
Sexual health expert and health advocate

Dr. Tami Rowen is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in sexual health and gynecological care for women with disabilities, women with cancer and transgender individuals. Rowen also provides family planning services and management of both routine and complex gynecological conditions. She provides surgical and medical treatment for conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, adnexal masses (growths near the uterus and related structures), cervical dysplasia (precancerous cells on the cervix) and endometriosis.

Rowen earned her medical degree and a master's degree in health and medical sciences through a joint program of the University of California, Berkeley, and UCSF. She completed a residency in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.

Rowen is an internationally recognized expert in sexual health. She serves on the board for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and as an associate editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She has conducted studies in developing countries on family planning as well as safe motherhood.

Rowen is a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, World Professional Association for Transgender Health and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, MS, Heath and Medical Sciences, 2007

    University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences , 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I consider obstetrics and gynecology to be the most intimate and fulfilling field of medicine and I’m honored to serve all people with OB-GYN needs.

Where I see patients (5)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    137 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 03, 2023
    This was my first apt. With Dr. Rowen. I liked her very much and feel better knowing she is a member of my healthcare team.
    Mar 03, 2023
    Such a positive experience with Dr. Rowen. I wasn't sure after my first appointment but after having my procedure done I'm so pleased and thankful that she was my doctor through this experience. I feel so much better and I'm starting to feel like my normal self again for the first time in YEARS. So much gratitude to Dr. Rowen and the UCSF team that supported my procedure.
    Dec 06, 2022
    As always excellent care. Very much worth the schedule wait. Dr Rowen is a compassionate thoughtful and skilled doctor. I feel very well taken care of by her.
    Dec 02, 2022
    Dr. Rowen was wonderful. I was not 100% clear on what to expect later but I messaged her a week later to ask questions.
    Nov 25, 2022
    The doctor had clearly not reviewed my chart beforehand and seemed rushed.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Fantastic IUD insertion experience (although it seems really strange to say). Doctor and the team were very accommodating with my fussy baby as well. Thank you!
    Nov 21, 2022
    EXCELLENT experience. Dr. Rowen is knowledgeable kind and sincere. She is a GREAT listener and supportive.
    Oct 27, 2022
    I didn't realize my take home packet of info had detailed information about taking my meds or what to expect re incisions. I happened to see it and decided to flip through and read it. I actually didn't know I had a take home packet of info at all until I was curious about what was in the bag of pads and wipes.
    Oct 18, 2022
    She was excellent in every way.
    Sep 15, 2022
    I love Dr. Tami Rowen she has done several procedures for me and she is a great doctor. She very kind and I appreciate her
    Aug 18, 2022
    The doctor is excellent. Whip-smart! Very knowledgeable and listened with empathy. There was a lot of info at once. I wish I'd written it all down or recorded the instructions about the medications. (Was it put testosterone on the armpit? Upper shoulder? Both?) I will message in MyChart to be sure.
    Aug 16, 2022
    Dr. Rowen is incredible
    Jul 12, 2022
    Dr Rowen is wonderful
    Apr 07, 2022
    Dr. Rowen is an excellent provider.
    Mar 31, 2022
    Dr Rowen proposed a birth control pill or IUD right before the procedure. I appreciate the information she gave me but wish I had more time beforehand to consider my options. I did not feel ready to make a decision at that moment.
    Mar 30, 2022
    Dr. Rowen is excellent very friendly and professional very respectful.
    Mar 01, 2022
    I felt I was in good hands with Dr. Rowen right from the initial video consultation which speaks volumes. I feel very comfortable and confident in her care.
    Feb 15, 2022
    TS Rowen is an articulate intelligent and honest MD. She is a thoughtful listener with a compassionate problem solving attitude. Truly a breath of fresh air!
    Jan 25, 2022
    I felt the provider was under some time pressure. She was very efficient however a little rushed.
    Nov 21, 2021
    My experience with Dr. Rowen was far superior to that of my last appointment. My previous appointment with Dr. Rowen was my first interaction with her so she spent most of the time entering the information from my intake forms into the computer while barely engaging with me. I genuinely appreciate that she was far more personable this time than the last. When Dr. Rowen first attempted the instruments to begin the pap smear my whole body flinched because I am such an anxious person and dread paper smears but she proceed as slowly as possible and encourage me to relax which decreased my stress level. While performing the pap smear she made polite conversation with me which also decreased my anxiety level. Despite the fact that I hyperventilated throughout the entire procedure and at one point let out a small shriek Dr. Rowen continued to encourage me to relax and suggested that I take deep breaths to decrease my anxiety. I also appreciate the fact that Dr. Rowen reviewed my chart in advance so that our meeting could be as productive as possible. My experience with Dr. Rowen surpasses that of any gynecologist that I saw while I was a patient at Kaiser Permanente. When I need a pap smear in three years I will definitely return to Dr. Rowen because my experience with her during this appointment was so positive. My last appointment with Dr. Rowen makes it clear to me why she is a professor at UCSF.
    Nov 16, 2021
    I was worried about a potential side effect of the medication I was taking. We discussed switching that medication and did so. But there was no discussion about follow-up for the side effect it was causing. No recommendation to see a PCP to return lose weight etc. It felt abrupt.
    Oct 20, 2021
    This is my 2nd interaction with Dr. Rowen this time over zoom. Again she was professional friendly and empathetic.
    Oct 06, 2021
    Excellent care beyond expectations; can't say this enough.
    Sep 30, 2021
    Dr. Rowen is efficient communicative and very pleasant. I will definitely continue to see Dr. Rowen as my normal OBGYN for women health needs moving forward.
    Sep 21, 2021
    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Rowen. The fact that she not only knows what PGAD is but is well aware of the different treatment options was incredible. Her bedside manner is exceptional. She's empathetic friendly a great listener and extremely professional.
    Jul 01, 2021
    Wonderful experience. Dr. Rowen is knowledgeable sincere and reassuring. She made me feel heard and that my challenges are not unusual.
    May 19, 2021
    Outstanding care provided
    Apr 22, 2021
    Tami Rowen was great.