Jessica Opoku-Anane, MD, MS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens St.
San Francisco CA 94158
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    George Washington UniversityMinimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship2015Gynecology
    Harvard - Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General HospitalOB/GYN Residency2013OB/GYN
    Johns Hopkins UniversityM.D.2009School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A. Biology and Public Health2003Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Opoku-Anane is a board-certified gynecologist at UCSF Women's Health at Mount Zion and Mission Bay. 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 is currently the director of the UCSF Endometriosis Center. 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 and trained at the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta.

    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 and the World Endometriosis Society.

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    1. Rethinking Disparities in Minimally Invasive Myomectomy: Identifying Drivers of Disparate Surgical Approach to Myomectomy Between African American and White Women. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2021 Jun 27. Kim JS, Qureshy Z, Lazar AA, Chen LL, Jacoby A, Opoku-Anane J, Lager J. PMID: 34192565.
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    2. m6A RNA Methylation Regulators Contribute to Eutopic Endometrium and Myometrium Dysfunction in Adenomyosis. Front Genet. 2020; 11:716. Zhai J, Li S, Sen S, Opoku-Anane J, Du Y, Chen ZJ, Giudice LC. PMID: 32719721.
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    3. Intraoperative tranexamic acid to decrease blood loss during myomectomy: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 09; 223(3):413.e1-413.e7. Opoku-Anane J, Vargas MV, Marfori CQ, Moawad G, Maasen MS, Robinson JK. PMID: 32229194.
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    4. Predictors of Prolonged Operative Time for Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Development of a Preoperative Calculator for Total Operative Time. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020 Mar - Apr; 27(3):646-654. Movilla P, Orlando M, Wang J, Opoku-Anane J. PMID: 31034977.
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    5. The menstrual cycle and blood loss during laparoscopic myomectomy. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017 Dec; 96(12):1446-1452. Clark NV, Wang KC, Opoku-Anane J, Hill-Lydecker CI, Vitonis AF, Einarsson JI, Cohen SL. PMID: 28981986.
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    6. Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for Uteri Greater Than One Kilogram. JSLS. 2017 Jan-Mar; 21(1). Ito TE, Vargas MV, Moawad GN, Opoku-Anane J, Shu MK, Marfori CQ, Robinson JK. PMID: 28352147.
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    7. Transferability of Virtual Reality, Simulation-Based, Robotic Suturing Skills to a Live Porcine Model in Novice Surgeons: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Mar - Apr; 24(3):420-425. Vargas MV, Moawad G, Denny K, Happ L, Misa NY, Margulies S, Opoku-Anane J, Abi Khalil E, Marfori C. PMID: 28027975.
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    8. Feasibility, Safety, and Prediction of Complications for Minimally Invasive Myomectomy in Women With Large and Numerous Myomata. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 02; 24(2):315-322. Vargas MV, Moawad GN, Sievers C, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Tyan P, Robinson JK. PMID: 27939896.
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    9. Comparison of methods of morcellation: manual versus power. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016 Jan; 95(1):52-4. Moawad GN, Abi KhalIL ED, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Harman AC, Fisher S, Levy M, Robinson JK, Moawad GN, Abi KhalIL ED, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Harman AC, Fisher S, Levy M, Robinson JK. PMID: 26400045.
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    10. Feasibility and Safety of a Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) Approach in Complex Myomectomies. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S38. Vargas MV, Robinson JK, Schwab TD, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Moawad GN. PMID: 27679224.
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    11. Comparison of Methods of Morcellation: Manual Versus Power. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S79. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Moawad G, Abi Khalil E, Opoku-Anane J, Harman A, Marfori C, Levy M, Fisher S, Robinson J. PMID: 27679342.
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    12. Laparoscopic Hysterectomies for Uteri Greater Than 1 Kilogram. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S88. Ito TE, Vargas M, Opoku-Anane J, Shu M, Cherie M, Gaby M, James R. PMID: 27679367.
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    13. Simulation Based Robotics Training to Test Skill Acquisition and Retention. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S33. Opoku-Anane J, Misa NY, Li M, Vargas MV, Chidimma E, Robinson JK, Moawad G. PMID: 27679209.
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    14. Use of Intravenous Tranexamic Acid During Myomectomy: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S197. Opoku-Anane J, Vargas MV, Moawad G, Cherie M, Robinson JK. PMID: 27679021.
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    15. Laparoscopic and Robotic Myomectomy: A Comparison of Cost and Perioperative Outcomes for Complex Cases. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S82. Vargas MV, Schwab TD, Robinson JK, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Moawad GN, Vargas MV, Schwab TD, Robinson JK, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Moawad GN. PMID: 27679353.
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    16. Systematic review of laparoscopic surgery in low- and middle-income countries: benefits, challenges, and strategies. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jan; 30(1):1-10. Chao TE, Mandigo M, Opoku-Anane J, Maine R, Chao TE, Mandigo M, Opoku-Anane J, Maine R. PMID: 25875087.
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    17. 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. Opoku-Anane J, Diouf K, Nour NM, Opoku-Anane J, Diouf K, Nour NM. PMID: 22582127; PMCID: PMC3349924.
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    18. NKG2D is a costimulatory receptor for human naive CD8+ T cells. J Immunol. 2005 Apr 15; 174(8):4480-4. Maasho K, Opoku-Anane J, Marusina AI, Coligan JE, Borrego F, Maasho K, Opoku-Anane J, Marusina AI, Coligan JE, Borrego F. PMID: 15814668.
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