Stefanie Ueda, MD

Gynecologic cancer surgeon

Dr. Stefanie M. Ueda specializes in gynecologic cancers, with a particular interest in ovarian cancer and robotic surgery. Her research has addressed conditions and treatments including low grade serous and clear cell ovarian cancer, uterine serous cancer, biologically targeted therapies and clinical treatment outcomes.

Ueda earned a medical degree with honors from the New York University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii and a fellowship at the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She received awards for cancer research in 2007 from the Hera Women's Cancer Foundation and Entertainment Industry Foundation. Ueda is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.


Gynecologic Surgical Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9600
New Patient Fax: (415) 885-7662

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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New York University School of Medicine 2002


University of Hawaii Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006


John Hopkins Hospital, Gynecological Oncology

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Koh WJ, Greer BE, Abu-Rustum NR, Campos SM, Cho KR, Chon HS, Chu C, Cohn D, Crispens MA, Dizon DS, Dorigo O, Eifel PJ, Fisher CM, Frederick P, Gaffney DK, Han E, Higgins S, Huh WK, Lurain JR, Mariani A, Mutch D, Nagel C, Nekhlyudov L, Fader AN, Remmenga SW, Reynolds RK, Tillmanns T, Ueda S, Valea FA, Wyse E, Yashar CM, McMillian N, Scavone J. Vulvar Cancer, Version 1.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Jan; 15(1):92-120.
  2. Chapman JS, Roddy E, Ueda S, Brooks R, Chen LL, Chen LM. Enhanced Recovery Pathways for Improving Outcomes After Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Oncology Surgery. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul; 128(1):138-44.
  3. Chapman JS, Asthana S, Cade L, Chang MT, Wang Z, Zaloudek CJ, Ueda S, Collisson EA, Taylor BS. Clinical Sequencing Contributes to a BRCA-Associated Cancer Rediagnosis That Guides an Effective Therapeutic Course. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jul; 13(7):835-45.
  4. Chapman JS, Roddy E, Westhoff G, Simons E, Brooks R, Ueda S, Chen L. Post-operative enteral immunonutrition for gynecologic oncology patients undergoing laparotomy decreases wound complications. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jun; 137(3):523-8.
  5. Fuh KC, Shin JY, Kapp DS, Brooks RA, Ueda S, Urban RR, Chen LM, Chan JK. Survival differences of Asian and Caucasian epithelial ovarian cancer patients in the United States. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Mar; 136(3):491-7.
  6. Usach I, Blansit K, Chen LM, Ueda S, Brooks R, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Survival differences in women with serous tubal, ovarian, peritoneal, and uterine carcinomas. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 212(2):188.e1-6.
  7. Simons E, Blansit K, Tsuei T, Brooks R, Ueda S, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Foreign- vs US-born Asians and the association of type I uterine cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan; 212(1):43.e1-6.
  8. Fader AN, Java J, Ueda S, Bristow RE, Armstrong DK, Bookman MA, Gershenson DM. Survival in women with grade 1 serous ovarian carcinoma. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Aug; 122(2 Pt 1):225-32.
  9. Yu X, Lum D, Kiet TK, Fuh KC, Orr J, Brooks RA, Ueda SM, Chen LM, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Utilization of and charges for robotic versus laparoscopic versus open surgery for endometrial cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2013 May; 107(6):653-8.
  10. Cohen JG, Kiet T, Shin JY, Sherman AE, Hamilton CA, Brooks RA, Ueda SM, Chen LM, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Factors associated with publication of plenary presentations at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists annual meeting. Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Jan; 128(1):128-31.
  11. Giuntoli RL, Gerardi MA, Yemelyanova AV, Ueda SM, Fleury AC, Diaz-Montes TP, Bristow RE. Stage I noninvasive and minimally invasive uterine serous carcinoma: comprehensive staging associated with improved survival. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012 Feb; 22(2):273-9.
  12. Bristow RE, Ueda S, Gerardi MA, Ajiboye OB, Ibeanu OA. Analysis of racial disparities in stage IIIC epithelial ovarian cancer care and outcomes in a tertiary gynecologic oncology referral center. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Aug; 122(2):319-23.
  13. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Ueda SM, Frasure HE, Rose PG, Fleury A, Grumbine FC, Fader AN. Abnormal cervical cytology in the diagnosis of uterine papillary serous carcinoma: earlier detection of a poor prognostic cancer subtype? Acta Cytol. 2011; 55(3):255-60.
  14. Krill LS, Ueda SM, Gerardi M, Bristow RE. Analysis of postoperative complications associated with the use of anti-adhesion sodium hyaluronate-carboxymethylcellulose (HA-CMC) barrier after cytoreductive surgery for ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Feb; 120(2):220-3.
  15. Ueda SM, Yap KL, Davidson B, Tian Y, Murthy V, Wang TL, Visvanathan K, Kuhajda FP, Bristow RE, Zhang H, Shih IeM. Expression of Fatty Acid Synthase Depends on NAC1 and Is Associated with Recurrent Ovarian Serous Carcinomas. J Oncol. 2010; 2010:285191.
  16. Ueda SM, Mao TL, Kuhajda FP, Vasoontara C, Giuntoli RL, Bristow RE, Kurman RJ, Shih IeM. Trophoblastic neoplasms express fatty acid synthase, which may be a therapeutic target via its inhibitor C93. Am J Pathol. 2009 Dec; 175(6):2618-24.
  17. Barlin JN, Ueda SM, Bristow RE. Cytoreductive surgery for advanced and recurrent endometrial cancer: a review of the literature. Womens Health (Lond). 2009 Jul; 5(4):403-11.
  18. Veras E, Mao TL, Ayhan A, Ueda S, Lai H, Hayran M, Shih IeM, Kurman RJ. Cystic and adenofibromatous clear cell carcinomas of the ovary: distinctive tumors that differ in their pathogenesis and behavior: a clinicopathologic analysis of 122 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Jun; 33(6):844-53.
  19. Bristow RE, Peiretti M, Gerardi M, Zanagnolo V, Ueda S, Diaz-Montes T, Giuntoli RL, Maggioni A. Secondary cytoreductive surgery including rectosigmoid colectomy for recurrent ovarian cancer: operative technique and clinical outcome. Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Aug; 114(2):173-7.
  20. Chan JK, Ueda SM, Sugiyama VE, Stave CD, Shin JY, Monk BJ, Sikic BI, Osann K, Kapp DS. Analysis of phase II studies on targeted agents and subsequent phase III trials: what are the predictors for success? J Clin Oncol. 2008 Mar 20; 26(9):1511-8.

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