Vanessa Jacoby, MD



UCSF School of Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005


UCSF Medical Center, Epidemiology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Jacoby VL, Myers ER. Disparities in Fibroid Incidence, Prognosis, and Management. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2017 Mar; 44(1):81-94.
  2. Barnard EP, AbdElmagied AM, Vaughan LE, Weaver AL, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Hesley GK, Woodrum DA, Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Price TM, Nieves A, Miller MJ, Borah BJ, Gorny KR, Leppert PC, Peterson LG, Stewart EA. Periprocedural Outcomes Comparing Fibroid Embolization and Focused Ultrasound: a Randomized Controlled Trial and Comprehensive Cohort Analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan 04.
  3. AbdElmagied AM, Vaughan LE, Weaver AL, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Hesley GK, Woodrum DA, Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Price TM, Nieves A, Miller MJ, Borah BJ, Gorny KR, Leppert PC, Lemens MA, Stewart EA. Fibroid interventions: reducing symptoms today and tomorrow: extending generalizability by using a comprehensive cohort design with a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 215(3):338.e1-338.e18.
  4. Jacoby VL, Subak L, Waetjen LE. The FDA and the Vaginal Mesh Controversy--Further Impetus to Change the 510(k) Pathway for Medical Device Approval. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):277-8.
  5. Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Poder L, Jacoby A, Lager J, Schembri M, Rieke V, Grady D, Vittinghoff E, Coakley FV. PROMISe trial: a pilot, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound for uterine fibroids. Fertil Steril. 2016 Mar; 105(3):773-780.
  6. Waetjen LE, Parvataneni R, Varon S, Saberi NS, Jacoby VL. Obstacles to Studying Emerging Technologies. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):391-5.
  7. Chapman JS, Jacoby V, Chen LM. Managing symptoms and maximizing quality of life after preventive interventions for cancer risk reduction. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 27(1):40-4.
  8. Jacoby VL, Jacoby A, Learman LA, Schembri M, Gregorich SE, Jackson R, Kuppermann M. Use of medical, surgical and complementary treatments among women with fibroids. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Nov; 182:220-5.
  9. Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. Screening pelvic examinations: right, wrong, or rite? Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jul 01; 161(1):78-9.
  10. Kudish BI, Shveiky D, Gutman RE, Jacoby V, Sokol AI, Rodabough R, Howard BV, Blanchette P, Iglesia CB. Hysterectomy and urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Nov; 25(11):1523-31.
  11. Jacoby VL. Hysterectomy controversies: ovarian and cervical preservation. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Mar; 57(1):95-105.
  12. Chan JK, Urban R, Capra AM, Jacoby V, Osann K, Whittemore A, Habel LA. Ovarian cancer rates after hysterectomy with and without salpingo-oophorectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jan; 123(1):65-72.
  13. Mannis GN, Fehniger JE, Creasman JS, Jacoby VL, Beattie MS. Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy and ovarian cancer screening in 1077 women after BRCA testing. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):96-103.
  14. Cohen BE, Maguen S, Bertenthal D, Shi Y, Jacoby V, Seal KH. Reproductive and other health outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan women veterans using VA health care: association with mental health diagnoses. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Sep; 22(5):e461-71.
  15. Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. Performance of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' ovarian tumor referral guidelines with a multivariate index assay. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov; 118(5):1178; author reply 1178-9.
  16. Jacoby VL, Grady D, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE, Allison MA, Kuppermann M, Sarto GE, Robbins J, Phillips L, Martin LW, O'Sullivan MJ, Jackson R, Rodabough RJ, Stefanick ML. Oophorectomy vs ovarian conservation with hysterectomy: cardiovascular disease, hip fracture, and cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 25; 171(8):760-8.
  17. Wang R, Reynolds TA, West HH, Ravikumar D, Martinez C, McAlpine I, Jacoby VL, Stein JC. Use of a -hCG discriminatory zone with bedside pelvic ultrasonography. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1):12-20.
  18. Stein JC, Jacoby VL, Vittinghoff E, Wang R, Kwan E, Reynolds T, McAlpine I, Gonzales R. Differential use of diagnostic ultrasound in u.s. Emergency departments by time of day. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 12(1):90-5.
  19. Stein JC, Wang R, Adler N, Boscardin J, Jacoby VL, Won G, Goldstein R, Kohn MA. Emergency physician ultrasonography for evaluating patients at risk for ectopic pregnancy: a meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 56(6):674-83.
  20. Jacoby VL, Fujimoto VY, Giudice LC, Kuppermann M, Washington AE. Racial and ethnic disparities in benign gynecologic conditions and associated surgeries. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun; 202(6):514-21.

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