Dr. Vanessa Jacoby is an obstetrician gynecologist with a research program focused on surgical gynecology. She has studied long-term health outcomes of hysterectomy and oophorectomy. She is the principal investigator of prospective cohort study of women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations who undergo risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy funded by the American Cancer Society. Most recently, her research has focused on studies of new minimally invasive treatments for women with uterine fibroids. She is the principal investigator of a nationwide registry for women with fibroids undergoing laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (https://fibroids.ucsf.edu) and has conducted multiple randomized trials of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound for fibroids. Dr. Jacoby is the principal investigator for the UCOP funded University of California Fibroid Network, a state-wide collaboration to improve the care of women with fibroids through research, education, and collaborative clinical practice. She is also the site principal investigator for the COMPARE-UF study (http://compare-uf.org/), a nationwide cohort study funded by PCORI to compare the effectiveness of surgical and medical fibroid treatments. Dr. Jacoby is also co-principal investigator of a PCORI Patient Powered Research Network (PPRN) called Community Engaged Network for All (CENA) that creates patient-centered disease registries.