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    Jessica Opoku-Anane, MD, MS

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOb/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
    Address2356 Sutter St.
    San Francisco CA 94115
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      George Washington UniversityMinimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery FellowshipGynecology2015
      Harvard - Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General HospitalOB/GYN ResidencyOB/GYN2013
      Johns Hopkins UniversityM.D.School of Medicine2009
      Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A. Biology and Public HealthKrieger School of Arts & Sciences 2003

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      Dr. Opoku-Anane is a board-certified gynecologist at UCSF Women's Health at Mount Zion. She is a specialist in the treatment of uterine fibroids, menstrual disorders, endometriosis and pelvic pain, ovarian pathology, intrauterine scarring (Asherman's), alternatives to hysterectomy, and advanced gynecologic surgery. She completed an American Association of Laparoscopic Gynecologists (AAGL) fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS). Additionally, she is a member of the gynecology team that participates in the UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center. Her thoughtful approach to patients and individualized treatment plans allow her to provide exceptional care that addresses the needs of all patients. In particular, she strives to provide a minimally invasive approach to her patients’ surgical needs whenever possible. This includes laparoscopy and robotic surgery through small keyhole incisions and hysteroscopy. She also offers many office-based procedures including hysteroscopy.

      Dr. Opoku-Anane obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Harvard Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. She received several awards, including the prestigious AAGL award for excellence in endoscopic surgery. She subsequently completed an AAGL fellowship in advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) at George Washington University.

      In addition to her clinical activities, she has been active in research and spent two years with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) both locally and in sub-Saharan Africa. Her current research include a randomized control trial to test the ability of antifibrinolytics to decrease blood loss during myomectomy, a prospective study to determine how best to teach trainees to do robotic surgery using surgical simulation, and a study on environmental exposures that enhance fibroid growth and disease burden. Dr. Opoku-Anane also has a longstanding interest in global health and spent extended periods of time throughout Africa on clinical and research programs. She has recently published a systematic review article on increasing laparoscopic surgery in developing countries and assists with the development of laparoscopic programs throughout sub-Saharan Arica. She is also a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the American Association of Laparoscopic Gynecologists.

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      Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Pelvic pain, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Intrauterine Scarring/Asherman's Syndrome, Abnormal uterine bleeding, Laparoscopic surgery, Robotic surgery

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      1. Moawad GN, Abi KhalIL ED, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Harman AC, Fisher S, Levy M, Robinson JK. Comparison of methods of morcellation: manual versus power. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016 Jan; 95(1):52-4. PMID: 26400045.
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      2. Chao TE, Mandigo M, Opoku-Anane J, Maine R. Systematic review of laparoscopic surgery in low- and middle-income countries: benefits, challenges, and strategies. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jan; 30(1):1-10. PMID: 25875087.
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      3. Opoku-Anane J, Diouf K, Nour NM. New Success With Microbicides and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Is Female-Controlled Prevention the Answer to the HIV Epidemic? Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 5(1):50-5. PMID: 22582127; PMCID: PMC3349924.
      4. Maasho K, Opoku-Anane J, Marusina AI, Coligan JE, Borrego F. NKG2D is a costimulatory receptor for human naive CD8+ T cells. J Immunol. 2005 Apr 15; 174(8):4480-4. PMID: 15814668.
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