The UCSF Multidisciplinary PCOS Clinic offers an integrated approach to treating polycystic ovarian syndrome. Our patients see a team of specialists in reproductive endocrinology, dermatology, nutrition, psychology and genetics. Our team approach translates to better care for each patient, taking into account her individual needs and circumstances.
We are proud to be part of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, a designation granted by the federal Office of Women's Health. This distinguishes our program as a model for improving health services for women.
We are also one of the specialty clinics in the comprehensive UCSF Women's Health program. UCSF Women's Health offers health care for women at each stage of life from adolescence through menopause and beyond.
Marcelle I. Cedars, MD
Director, Div. of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, UCSF Embryology Laboratory
Dr. Marcelle Cedars received her medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and did her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at UCLA. She is board certified in both reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics and gynecology. Her clinical and research interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome, the perimenopause, and assisted reproduction.
Heather Huddleston, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCSF Center for Reproductive Health
Dr. Heather Huddleston graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed both her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome, unexplained infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss and laparoscopic/hysteroscopic surgery. Her research interests include optimization of infertility treatment strategies, polycystic ovarian syndrome and recurrent pregnancy loss.
Lee Thomas Zane, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Dermatology
Dr. Lee Zane received his medical training at the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his residency in dermatology at UCSF. Dr. Zane's main clinical and research focus is on acne. He directs the Acne Specialty Practice and welcomes referrals and consultations for all acne cases. He has completed a two-year Master's in Clinical Research Program and directs the department's central Clinical Research Unit. His research efforts span a wide range of study designs exploring acne, from small prospective studies to experimental trials to health utility studies to large, population-based analyses.
Lauri A. Pasch, PhD
Psychologist, UCSF Center for Reproductive Health
Dr. Lauri Pasch completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, completed her internship in behavioral medicine at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, and completed her fellowship in psychology and medicine at UCSF. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her clinical and research interests include psychological aspects of reproductive medicine and women's health, including pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and menopause.
Gina Davis, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor, UCSF Center for Reproductive Health
Gina Davis received bachelor's degrees in Biology and English at the University of California, Irvine, a master's degree in genetic counseling at California State University, Northridge, and obtained her board certification in genetic counseling in 2005. Her research interests include patient decision-making, risk communication, and public health and policy efforts in reproductive genetics and reproductive medicine.
Mary Ellen DiPaola, RD, CDE
Mary Ellen DiPaola is a registered dietitian who has lived in San Francisco for the past 20 years and is a certified diabetes educator. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and completed an internship at the University of Indiana/Purdue University Medical Center. Her experience has been in the outpatient setting providing nutrition therapy for diabetes, weight management, cardiac health, gastrointestinal disorders, as well as for women’s health and pediatric feeding issues. She has developed and presented an array of community nutrition education programs on a variety of health topics. At UCSF, Mary Ellen provides nutrition therapy for adults and children in the Nutrition Counseling Clinic, for the Adult Diabetes Practice, and for the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) clinic. She provides nutrition education for obstetrics clients in the Young Women’s Program and for patients in the Pre-Renal Transplant Clinic.