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New Faculty in 2010

Gynecologic Oncology

Rebecca Brooks, MDRebecca Ann Brooks, MD is a gynecologic oncologist specializing in gynecologic malignancies and other complex medical/gynecologic problems. Her clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancer, with a special interest in robotic surgery. Her research interests include genetic mechanisms underlying metastatic disease and their influence on cancer outcomes, the interaction of comorbidity and cancer, and clinical trials.

She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology from Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and joined UCSF Medical Center in 2010.

Stefanie Ueda, MDStefanie Ueda, MD is gynecologic oncologist specializing in ovarian cancer, robotic surgery, uterine serous cancer, biologically targeted therapies, and international health. She comes to UCSF after completing a three-year (2007–2010) fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Ueda graduated from New York University School of Medicine in New York City in 2002. She completed her residency at the University of Hawaii Obstetrics and Gynecology program in Honolulu between 2002 and 2006.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Ben Li, MD

Ben Li, MD is an obstetrician/gynecologist with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine who earned his medical degree at UCSF in 2006. He completed residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he served as one of three administrative chief residents in an OB/GYN residency of 80 residents, the largest in the nation. During his chief year, he won both medical student and resident teaching awards. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2010.

His areas of interest include high risk obstetrics, underserved and immigrant health with a particular interest in disparities in prenatal diagnostics and health care delivery, and resident/medical student education and curriculum development.

Kathryn Houston, MD

Kathryn Houston, MD is an obstetrician/gynecologist with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Albany Medical College and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. After residency, she worked at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland, CA. She joined the UCSF faculty in 2010.

Kathryn’s clinical interests include high risk obstetrics, patient preferences, elective cesarean section, health care utilities, informed consent, family planning, patient education, and resident/student education.


Carolyn Sufrin, MD, MA, UCSF SFGH ObGyn

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, MA has completed her family planning fellowship with our department and has been hired to stay on as Clinical Instructor in the SFGH Division, where she will be able to continue her work at the San Francisco County Jail. Read a recently published San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum piece from Dr. Sufrin.

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