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Tami Rowen


Obstetrician and gynecologist
Sexual health expert and health advocate

Dr. Rowen is an obstetrician and gynecologist whose care and research focuses on sexual health and transgender health, as well as complex gynecologic care for people with cancer. A lead gynecologic surgeon at UCSF, Rowen has expertise in laparoscopy (surgical diagnostic procedure to examine the inside of the abdomen) and vaginal and vulvar surgery, including especially hysterectomy. She is medical director of perioperative services for the obstetrics and gynecology department.

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 international expert in sexual health. She has served as a board member for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and as an associate editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She is a sought-after speaker on sexual medicine and has published dozens of papers and book chapters on the topics of sexual health and family planning and safe motherhood in developing countries. She 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

    UCSF, MD, 2009

  • Residencies

    UCSF, 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
    151 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 05, 2023
    Tami is great.
    Nov 27, 2023
    Dr. Rowen was excellent. She seemed genuinely concerned about my situation. She took the time to talk to me extensively about my upcoming surgery. At no time did she appear to rush the appointment or disregard my concerns. I feel like I am in good hands and feel much more comfortable in regards to my upcoming surgery.
    Nov 27, 2023
    No offense to Dr. Rowan, but I hope I never have to recommend her. My condition is rather rare and very unpleasant.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Excellent care provider ; Doctor and the whole team !!
    Sep 29, 2023
    Meeting and being examined by Dr. Tami Rowen was a dream-and I've seen a lot of Ob-GYNs. She listened well, was warm and engaging), very knowledgeable, and for me during this visit to get a second opinion, wonderfully reassuring. I am SO grateful to have been referred to Dr. Rowen and UCSF.
    Sep 19, 2023
    It was an amazing visit!!!!!!
    Sep 18, 2023
    Dr. Rowen is getting over-booked, soI don't know if future referrals make sense?
    Sep 12, 2023
    Dr. Rowan Is excellent. I'm very grateful for her help
    Aug 29, 2023
    Dr Rowan was professional, attentive and caring. Her open demeanor made it easy to talk to her about my medical issues, even as I saw her for first time. I'm very glad for the opportunity to consult with Dr Rowan. Although it's been long and hard to schedule an appointment.
    Jul 28, 2023
    This was the best OBGYN appointment I have ever had. Her student assistant was also excellent. Both were friendly, interested, responsive, and informative.
    Jul 12, 2023
    Dr Tami Rowen is awesome and I gave told others about her and the UCSF John Muir outpatient services in Berkeley
    Jul 11, 2023
    Dr. Rowan is an incredible doctor. She's empathetic, listens, and truly creates an environment where you can be comfortable. I always feel like she's advocating for my best care.
    Jun 29, 2023
    Dr. Rowen is truly amazing! Love her!
    Jun 15, 2023
    I am a big fan of Dr. Rowen. She understands my condition, shows empathy, and is friendly and supportive all while being professional.
    Jun 06, 2023
    Dr Rowen was booked until October. But made time to see me the same day she got my message. She is one of the very best, most caring, doctors I have ever had.
    May 09, 2023
    Dr. Rowen was worth the wait- she was kind, listened to my concerns, reviewed my history and chart before meeting and has exceptional bedside manners (if that is still a thing)
    May 05, 2023
    Traversing menopause has been challenging to say the least. Dr. Rowen is an expert in her field and I am so grateful to her for her continued help In managing my present symptoms while setting a course on how best to navigate the next few years as my condition continues to change. I have recommended Dr. Rowen to all of my menopausal friends who have found it difficult to find as knowledgeable and caring a physician.
    May 02, 2023
    Dr. Rowan is an incredible doctor. I feel lucky to have her on my health care team!
    May 02, 2023
    Dr. Rowen is a highly informed and experienced doctor, and I am glad to be part of her practice.
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr. Rowen was fantastic. She spent ample time with me and was kind, listened thoughtfully, and made me feel very comfortable.
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr. Rowen was terrific! So knowledgeable and kind and empathetic. She is the perfect doctor! She has all the skills. She knows so much, can quite all the evidence/data behind why to or not to use HRT and other sexual health issues/therapies AND she has incredible listening and empathy skills. I love her!!!
    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

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    Dr. Tami Rowen

    Rowen has long loved delivering babies, but she says going through her own pregnancy made her an even more compassionate doctor for women.