Hakan Cakmak, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street, #102G
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Dr. Hakan Cakmak received his medical degree from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Turkey. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University. He subsequently received his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Cakmak is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

    Dr. Cakmak has special interest and clinical expertise in assisted reproduction, fertility preservation, endometriosis, pelvic pain and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic/hysteroscopic surgery. He has over 40 publications in leading scientific journals in the fields of infertility, assisted reproduction, fertility preservation, assessment of egg quality, endometriosis and implantation. His current research is focused on the investigation of the regulation of gene expression during egg and early embryo development, and the prevention of toxic effects of cancer treatments on the ovary.

    Dr. Cakmak is the recipient of multiple awards for clinical excellence and research including: the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group’s Prize Paper Award, Yale University John J. Meehan–Clifford R. Miller Award for academic excellence, Yale University “Resident of Excellence Award” for research, and the The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons’ Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award. In addition, his work on infertility has received two President’s Presenter Awards from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation.

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    1. Miscarriage risk assessment: a bioinformatic approach to identifying candidate lethal genes and variants. Hum Genet. 2024 Feb; 143(2):185-195. Aminbeidokhti M, Qu JH, Belur S, Cakmak H, Jaswa E, Lathi RB, Sirota M, Snyder MP, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A. PMID: 38302665; PMCID: PMC10881709.
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    2. Preconception Genetic Carrier Screening for Miscarriage Risk Assessment: A Bioinformatic Approach to Identifying Candidate Lethal Genes and Variants. medRxiv. 2023 Jun 03. Aminbeidokhti M, Qu JH, Belur S, Cakmak H, Jaswa E, Lathi RB, Sirota M, Snyder MP, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A. PMID: 37398382; PMCID: PMC10312874.
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    3. B-cell lymphoma 6 expression significantly differs by the uterine preparation method used for frozen embryo transfer. Fertil Steril. 2023 08; 120(2):305-311. Huang D, Chan M, Solomon M, Cedars MI, Giudice LC, Cakmak H. PMID: 37085097.
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    4. Leveraging electronic health records to identify risk factors for recurrent pregnancy loss across two medical centers: a case-control study. Res Sq. 2023 Mar 31. Roger J, Xie F, Costello J, Tang A, Liu J, Oskotsky T, Woldemariam S, Kosti I, Le B, Snyder MP, Giudice LC, Torgerson D, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK, Rajkovic A, Glymour MM, Aghaeepour N, Cakmak H, Lathi RB, Sirota M. PMID: 36993325; PMCID: PMC10055527.
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    5. Triggering with 1,500 IU of human chorionic gonadotropin plus follicle-stimulating hormone compared to a standard human chorionic gonadotropin trigger dose for oocyte competence in in vitro fertilization cycles: a randomized, double-blinded, controlled noninferiority trial. Fertil Steril. 2022 Aug; 118(2):266-278. Anaya Y, Cakmak H, Mata DA, Letourneau J, Zhang L, Lenhart N, Juarez-Hernandez F, Jalalian L, Cedars MI, Rosen M. PMID: 35705380.
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    6. When is the right time to stop autologous in vitro fertilization treatment in poor responders? Fertil Steril. 2022 04; 117(4):682-687. Cakmak H. PMID: 35367012.
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    7. Back-to-back random-start ovarian stimulation prior to chemotherapy to maximize oocyte yield. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2019 Jun; 36(6):1161-1168. Wald K, Cakmak H, Mok-Lin E, Cedars M, Rosen M, Letourneau J. PMID: 31127475; PMCID: PMC6603104.
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    8. mTOR inhibitor sirolimus negatively impacts in vitro fertilization outcomes. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2019 May; 36(5):947-950. Wald K, Cakmak H, Noel M. PMID: 30911930; PMCID: PMC6541660.
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    9. Large Differences in Small RNA Composition Between Human Biofluids. Cell Rep. 2018 10 30; 25(5):1346-1358. Godoy PM, Bhakta NR, Barczak AJ, Cakmak H, Fisher S, MacKenzie TC, Patel T, Price RW, Smith JF, Woodruff PG, Erle DJ. PMID: 30380423; PMCID: PMC6261476.
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    10. Author Correction: A novel oocyte maturation trigger using 1500 IU of human chorionic gonadotropin plus 450 IU of follicle-stimulating hormone may decrease ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome across all in vitro fertilization stimulation protocols. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 02; 35(2):309. Anaya Y, Mata DA, Letourneau J, Cakmak H, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. PMID: 29178020; PMCID: PMC5845045.
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    11. A novel oocyte maturation trigger using 1500 IU of human chorionic gonadotropin plus 450 IU of follicle-stimulating hormone may decrease ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome across all in vitro fertilization stimulation protocols. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Feb; 35(2):297-307. Anaya Y, Mata DA, Letourneau J, Cakmak H, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. PMID: 29086322; PMCID: PMC5845042.
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    12. Outcomes from a university-based low-cost in vitro fertilization program providing access to care for a low-resource socioculturally diverse urban community. Fertil Steril. 2017 10; 108(4):642-649.e4. Herndon CN, Anaya Y, Noel M, Cakmak H, Cedars MI. PMID: 28874259.
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    13. p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase is Involved in the Pathogenesis of Endometriosis by Modulating Inflammation, but not Cell Survival. Reprod Sci. 2018 04; 25(4):587-597. Cakmak H, Seval-Celik Y, Arlier S, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Schatz F, Arici A, Kayisli UA. PMID: 28845752.
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    14. Long-term hormonal contraceptive use is associated with a reversible suppression of antral follicle count and a break from hormonal contraception may improve oocyte yield. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Sep; 34(9):1137-1144. Letourneau JM, Cakmak H, Quinn M, Sinha N, I Cedars M, Rosen MP. PMID: 28669055; PMCID: PMC5581794.
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    15. Response to ovarian stimulation is not impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis. Hum Reprod. 2017 03 01; 32(3):568-574. Quinn MM, Cakmak H, Letourneau JM, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. PMID: 28122888.
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    16. Dynamic secretion during meiotic reentry integrates the function of the oocyte and cumulus cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 01; 113(9):2424-9. Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Conti M. PMID: 26864200; PMCID: PMC4780620.
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    17. Random-start ovarian stimulation in patients with cancer. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 27(3):215-21. Cakmak H, Rosen MP. PMID: 25919235.
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    18. Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell (BMDSC) transplantation improves fertility in a murine model of Asherman's syndrome. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96662. Alawadhi F, Du H, Cakmak H, Taylor HS. PMID: 24819371; PMCID: PMC4018329.
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    19. A novel "delayed start" protocol with gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist improves outcomes in poor responders. Fertil Steril. 2014 May; 101(5):1308-14. Cakmak H, Tran ND, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. PMID: 24636401; PMCID: PMC4604751.
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    20. Somatic cells regulate maternal mRNA translation and developmental competence of mouse oocytes. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Dec; 15(12):1415-23. Chen J, Torcia S, Xie F, Lin CJ, Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Horner K, Onodera C, Song JS, Cedars MI, Ramalho-Santos M, Conti M. PMID: 24270888; PMCID: PMC4066669.
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    21. Effective method for emergency fertility preservation: random-start controlled ovarian stimulation. Fertil Steril. 2013 Dec; 100(6):1673-80. Cakmak H, Katz A, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. PMID: 23987516.
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    22. Ovarian stimulation in cancer patients. Fertil Steril. 2013 May; 99(6):1476-84. Cakmak H, Rosen MP. PMID: 23635348.
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    23. Metaphase II (MII) oocytes obtained at different time points in the same in vitro fertilization cycle. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2012 Nov; 29(11):1203-5. Cakmak H, Fujimoto VY, Zamah AM, Rosen MP, Tran ND, Cedars MI, Rinaudo PF. PMID: 22941385; PMCID: PMC3510378.
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    24. Statins inhibit monocyte chemotactic protein 1 expression in endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2012 Jun; 19(6):572-9. Cakmak H, Basar M, Seval-Celik Y, Osteen KG, Duleba AJ, Taylor HS, Lockwood CJ, Arici A. PMID: 22267540; PMCID: PMC3439122.
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    25. Uterine dehiscence in early second trimester. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Aug; 118(2 Pt 2):497-500. Zuckerwise LC, Cakmak H, Sfakianaki AK. PMID: 21768866.
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    26. Implantation failure: molecular mechanisms and clinical treatment. Hum Reprod Update. 2011 Mar-Apr; 17(2):242-53. Cakmak H, Taylor HS. PMID: 20729534; PMCID: PMC3039220.
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    27. Molecular mechanisms of treatment resistance in endometriosis: the role of progesterone-hox gene interactions. Semin Reprod Med. 2010 Jan; 28(1):69-74. Cakmak H, Taylor HS. PMID: 20104430; PMCID: PMC3107856.
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    28. Differential regulation of Akt phosphorylation in endometriosis. Reprod Biomed Online. 2009 Dec; 19(6):864-71. Cinar O, Seval Y, Uz YH, Cakmak H, Ulukus M, Kayisli UA, Arici A. PMID: 20031030.
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    29. Immune-endocrine interactions in endometriosis. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2009 06 01; 1(2):429-43. Cakmak H, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Kayisli UA, Arici A. PMID: 19482657.
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    30. ABO and Rh blood groups distribution in patients with endometriosis. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2009 Dec; 280(6):917-9. Matalliotakis I, Cakmak H, Goumenou A, Sifakis S, Ziogos E, Arici A. PMID: 19301022.
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    31. Endometriosis related to family history of malignancies in the Yale series. Surg Oncol. 2010 Mar; 19(1):33-7. Matalliotakis IM, Cakmak H, Krasonikolakis GD, Dermitzaki D, Fragouli Y, Vlastos G, Arici A. PMID: 19299121.
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    32. Extracellularly signal-regulated kinase activity in the human endometrium: possible roles in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Sep; 93(9):3532-40. Murk W, Atabekoglu CS, Cakmak H, Heper A, Ensari A, Kayisli UA, Arici A. PMID: 18559923.
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    33. Impact of body mass index on IVF and ICSI outcome: a retrospective study. Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 Jun; 16(6):778-83. Matalliotakis I, Cakmak H, Sakkas D, Mahutte N, Koumantakis G, Arici A. PMID: 18549686.
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    34. Expression and regulation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) in endometrial cells in vivo and in vitro. Histochem Cell Biol. 2008 Oct; 130(4):761-71. Kizilay G, Cakmak H, Yen CF, Atabekoglu C, Arici A, Kayisli UA. PMID: 18506470.
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    35. The familial risk of breast cancer in women with endometriosis from Yale series. Surg Oncol. 2008 Dec; 17(4):289-93. Matalliotakis IM, Cakmak H, Mahutte N, Goumenou AG, Koumantakis G, Arici A. PMID: 18456491.
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    36. Familial aggregation of endometriosis in the Yale Series. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008 Dec; 278(6):507-11. Matalliotakis IM, Arici A, Cakmak H, Goumenou AG, Koumantakis G, Mahutte NG. PMID: 18449556.
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    37. Increased rate of endometriosis and spontaneous abortion in an in vitro fertilization program: no correlation with epidemiological factors. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2008 Apr; 24(4):194-8. Matalliotakis I, Cakmak H, Dermitzaki D, Zervoudis S, Goumenou A, Fragouli Y. PMID: 18382905.
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    38. Arguments for a left lateral predisposition of endometrioma. Fertil Steril. 2009 Apr; 91(4):975-8. Matalliotakis IM, Cakmak H, Koumantakis EE, Margariti A, Neonaki M, Goumenou AG. PMID: 18353324.
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    39. Epidemiological characteristics in women with and without endometriosis in the Yale series. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008 May; 277(5):389-93. Matalliotakis IM, Cakmak H, Fragouli YG, Goumenou AG, Mahutte NG, Arici A. PMID: 17922285.
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    40. Women with advanced-stage endometriosis and previous surgery respond less well to gonadotropin stimulation, but have similar IVF implantation and delivery rates compared with women with tubal factor infertility. Fertil Steril. 2007 Dec; 88(6):1568-72. Matalliotakis IM, Cakmak H, Mahutte N, Fragouli Y, Arici A, Sakkas D. PMID: 17349642.
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    41. Estradiol increases apoptosis in human coronary artery endothelial cells by up-regulating Fas and Fas ligand expression. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Dec; 91(12):4995-5001. Seli E, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Cakmak H, Kayisli UA, Selam B, Arici A. PMID: 17003091.
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    42. The role of endometrium in endometriosis. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 2006 Oct; 13(7):467-76. Ulukus M, Cakmak H, Arici A. PMID: 16990031.
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    43. Increased IL-18 levels in seminal plasma of infertile men with genital tract infections. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2006 Jun; 55(6):428-33. Matalliotakis IM, Cakmak H, Fragouli Y, Kourtis A, Arici A, Huszar G. PMID: 16674600.
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    44. Estrogen-mediated regulation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in human endometrium. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Jun; 91(6):2349-57. Seval Y, Cakmak H, Kayisli UA, Arici A. PMID: 16522698.
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    45. Removal of hydrosalpinges increases endometrial leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) expression at the time of the implantation window. Hum Reprod. 2005 Nov; 20(11):3012-7. Seli E, Kayisli UA, Cakmak H, Bukulmez O, Bildirici I, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Arici A. PMID: 16024536.
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    46. Inhibition of chemokines prevents intraperitoneal adhesions in mice. Hum Reprod. 2005 Nov; 20(11):3047-52. Berkkanoglu M, Zhang L, Ulukus M, Cakmak H, Kayisli UA, Kursun S, Arici A. PMID: 16006464.
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    47. Progestin suppresses thrombin- and interleukin-1beta-induced interleukin-11 production in term decidual cells: implications for preterm delivery. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Sep; 90(9):5279-86. Cakmak H, Schatz F, Huang ST, Buchwalder L, Rahman M, Arici A, Lockwood CJ. PMID: 15998775.
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