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Message from the Chair

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn & RS) at UCSF. Our Department provides outstanding patient care, promotes cutting-edge basic and clinical reproductive science research, and is a leader in women’s health policy development. We have extended the frontiers of multidisciplinary women’s health, both nationally and internationally, to best advise women regarding their health. The Department maintains a strong connection to the community through its relationship with the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. The CoE presents a variety of programs and promotes significant outreach to our Bay Area community and the national women’s health community.

Our Department’s outstanding team of physicians, scientists, residents, fellows, and staff take great pride in our promise to improve the quality of life for all women. Some of the world’s most renowned specialists comprise the talented faculty in our Department.

The Ob/Gyn & RS Department at UCSF is a preeminent academic research institution. We are home to internationally recognized scientists whose work in the areas of basic science, clinical investigation and public health policy research has led to significant advancements in women’s health. We also promote new technological development and clinical trials in women’s health. Furthermore, our education and training programs attract the best and brightest, ensuring future generations of exceptional healthcare providers and researchers. Our research and educational programs translate the latest in research and training into comprehensive, compassionate care.

In pursuit of excellence, innovation, and leadership, we strive to touch the lives of women in as many ways as possible. To promote and protect women’s health and well-being, we provide a wide range of women’s health services, including holistic approaches to wellness through our clinical practices and our Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.

As the Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn & RS at UCSF, I am a proud leader of an extraordinary team of faculty and staff dedicated to molding the future in reproductive medicine and science. Our aim is to advance women’s health through excellence in care, education, research, and community outreach. I invite you to read our Department Overview here.


Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc
Distinguished Professor and Chair
The Robert B. Jaffe, MD Endowed Professor in the Reproductive Sciences

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