Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS

Title(s)Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2356 Sutter St
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-514-8299
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    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.

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    1. Risk of Pregnancy Loss Prior to 20 weeks Gestation with COVID-19. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Jun 24. Jacoby VL, Murtha A, Afshar Y, Gaw S, Asiodu I, Tolosa J, Norton ME, Boscardin J, Flaherman V. PMID: 34175267.
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    2. Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life After Procedural Intervention for Uterine Fibroids. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 Jun 08. Wallace K, Stewart EA, Wise LA, Nicholson WK, Parry JP, Zhang S, Laughlin-Tommaso S, Jacoby V, Anchan RM, Diamond MP, Venable S, Shiflett A, Wegienka GR, Maxwell GL, Wojdyla D, Myers ER, Marsh E. PMID: 34101502.
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    3. Racial and ethnic differences in reconstructive surgery for apical vaginal prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 May 10. Boyd BAJ, Winkelman WD, Mishra K, Vittinghoff E, Jacoby VL. PMID: 33984303.
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    4. Variable-length Cognitive Processing Therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in active duty military: Outcomes and predictors. Behav Res Ther. 2021 06; 141:103846. Resick PA, Wachen JS, Dondanville KA, LoSavio ST, Young-McCaughan S, Yarvis JS, Pruiksma KE, Blankenship A, Jacoby V, Peterson AL, Mintz J, STRONG STAR Consortium . PMID: 33894644.
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    5. Endometrial findings among transgender and gender nonbinary people using testosterone at the time of gender-affirming hysterectomy. Fertil Steril. 2021 May; 115(5):1312-1317. Hawkins M, Deutsch MB, Obedin-Maliver J, Stark B, Grubman J, Jacoby A, Jacoby VL. PMID: 33583596.
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    6. Black Women Are More Likely Than White Women to Schedule a Uterine-Sparing Treatment for Leiomyomas. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 03; 30(3):355-366. Wegienka G, Stewart EA, Nicholson WK, Zhang S, Li F, Thomas L, Spies JB, Venable S, Laughlin-Tommaso S, Diamond MP, Anchan RM, Maxwell GL, Marsh EE, Myers ER, Vines AI, Wise LA, Wallace K, Jacoby VL. PMID: 33524308.
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    7. Clinical Presentation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 12; 136(6):1117-1125. Afshar Y, Gaw SL, Flaherman VJ, Chambers BD, Krakow D, Berghella V, Shamshirsaz AA, Boatin AA, Aldrovandi G, Greiner A, Riley L, Boscardin WJ, Jamieson DJ, Jacoby VL, Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY (PRIORITY) Study . PMID: 33027186.
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    8. Infant Outcomes Following Maternal Infection with SARS-CoV-2: First Report from the PRIORITY Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 18. Flaherman VJ, Afshar Y, Boscardin J, Keller RL, Mardy A, Prahl MK, Phillips C, Asiodu IV, Berghella WV, Chambers BD, Crear-Perry J, Jamieson DJ, Jacoby VL, Gaw SL. PMID: 32947612.
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    9. Launching a Competency-Based Training Program in Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD: Supporting Veteran-Serving Mental Health Providers in Texas. Community Ment Health J. 2021 Jul; 57(5):910-919. Dondanville KA, Fina BA, Straud CL, Finley EP, Tyler H, Jacoby V, Blount TH, Moring JC, Pruiksma KE, Blankenship AE, Evans WR, Zaturenskaya M, STRONG STAR Training Initiative . PMID: 32666417.
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    10. Comparative effectiveness of hysterectomy versus myomectomy on one-year health-related quality of life in women with uterine fibroids. Fertil Steril. 2020 03; 113(3):618-626. Wallace K, Zhang S, Thomas L, Stewart EA, Nicholson WK, Wegienka GR, Wise LA, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Diamond MP, Marsh EE, Jacoby VL, Anchan RM, Venable S, Larry GM, Lytle B, Wang T, Myers ER. PMID: 32192594.
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    11. Short-term quality of life after myomectomy for uterine fibroids from the COMPARE-UF Fibroid Registry. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 04; 222(4):345.e1-345.e22. Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Lu D, Thomas L, Diamond MP, Wallace K, Wegienka G, Vines AI, Anchan RM, Wang T, Maxwell GL, Jacoby V, Marsh EE, Spies JB, Nicholson WK, Stewart EA, Myers ER. PMID: 31678093.
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    12. Short-Term Health-Related Quality of Life After Hysterectomy Compared With Myomectomy for Symptomatic Leiomyomas. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 08; 134(2):261-269. Nicholson WK, Wegienka G, Zhang S, Wallace K, Stewart E, Laughlin-Tommaso S, Thomas L, Jacoby VL, Marsh EE, Wise L, Borah BJ, Spies J, Venable S, Anchan RM, Larry Maxwell G, Diamond M, Lytle B, Myers ER. PMID: 31306318.
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    13. Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Leiomyomas: Clinical Outcomes during Early Adoption into Surgical Practice. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020 May - Jun; 27(4):915-925. Jacoby VL, Parvataneni R, Oberman E, Saberi NS, Varon S, Schembri M, Waetjen LE. PMID: 31376584.
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    14. Myoma Imaging by Gynecologic Surgeons Training in Intraoperative Ultrasound Technique. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Sep - Oct; 26(6):1139-1143. Bent RE, Wilson MD, Jacoby VL, Varon S, Parvataneni R, Saberi N, Waetjen LE. PMID: 30502500.
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    15. FIRSTT study: randomized controlled trial of uterine artery embolization vs focused ultrasound surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 02; 220(2):174.e1-174.e13. Laughlin-Tommaso S, Barnard EP, AbdElmagied AM, Vaughan LE, Weaver AL, Hesley GK, Woodrum DA, Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Price TM, Nieves A, Miller MJ, Borah BJ, Moriarty JP, Gorny KR, Leppert PC, Severson AL, Lemens MA, Stewart EA. PMID: 30696556.
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    16. Opportunities for Early Detection of Endometrial Cancer in Women With Postmenopausal Bleeding. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 09 01; 178(9):1222-1223. Matteson KA, Robison K, Jacoby VL. PMID: 30083765.
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    17. Misdiagnosis of Leiomyosarcoma after Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Myomas. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Mar - Apr; 26(3):564-566. Varon S, Parvataneni R, Waetjen E, Dunn K, Jacoby VL. PMID: 30121386.
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    18. The Comparing Options for Management: PAtient-centered REsults for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF) registry: rationale and design. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 07; 219(1):95.e1-95.e10. Stewart EA, Lytle BL, Thomas L, Wegienka GR, Jacoby V, Diamond MP, Nicholson WK, Anchan RM, Venable S, Wallace K, Marsh EE, Maxwell GL, Borah BJ, Catherino WH, Myers ER. PMID: 29750955.
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    19. Change in Surgical Practice for Women With Leiomyomas After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Morcellator Safety Communication. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 11; 130(5):1057-1063. Clark NM, Schembri M, Jacoby VL. PMID: 29016511.
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    20. Disparities in Fibroid Incidence, Prognosis, and Management. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2017 Mar; 44(1):81-94. Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Jacoby VL, Myers ER. PMID: 28160895.
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    21. Periprocedural outcomes comparing fibroid embolization and focused ultrasound: a randomized controlled trial and comprehensive cohort analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 05; 216(5):500.e1-500.e11. Barnard EP, AbdElmagied AM, Vaughan LE, Weaver AL, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Hesley GK, Woodrum DA, Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Price TM, Nieves A, Miller MJ, Borah BJ, Gorny KR, Leppert PC, Peterson LG, Stewart EA. PMID: 28063909.
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    22. Fibroid interventions: reducing symptoms today and tomorrow: extending generalizability by using a comprehensive cohort design with a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 215(3):338.e1-338.e18. AbdElmagied AM, Vaughan LE, Weaver AL, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Hesley GK, Woodrum DA, Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Price TM, Nieves A, Miller MJ, Borah BJ, Gorny KR, Leppert PC, Lemens MA, Stewart EA. PMID: 27073063.
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    23. The FDA and the Vaginal Mesh Controversy--Further Impetus to Change the 510(k) Pathway for Medical Device Approval. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):277-8. Jacoby VL, Subak L, Waetjen LE. PMID: 26720520.
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    24. PROMISe trial: a pilot, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound for uterine fibroids. Fertil Steril. 2016 Mar; 105(3):773-780. Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Poder L, Jacoby A, Lager J, Schembri M, Rieke V, Grady D, Vittinghoff E, Coakley FV. PMID: 26658133.
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    25. Obstacles to Studying Emerging Technologies. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):391-395. Waetjen LE, Parvataneni R, Varon S, Saberi NS, Jacoby VL, University of California Fibroid Network (UCFN) . PMID: 26241430.
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    26. Managing symptoms and maximizing quality of life after preventive interventions for cancer risk reduction. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 27(1):40-4. Chapman JS, Jacoby V, Chen LM. PMID: 25502430.
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    27. Use of medical, surgical and complementary treatments among women with fibroids. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Nov; 182:220-5. Jacoby VL, Jacoby A, Learman LA, Schembri M, Gregorich SE, Jackson R, Kuppermann M. PMID: 25445104.
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    28. Screening pelvic examinations: right, wrong, or rite? Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jul 01; 161(1):78-9. Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. PMID: 24979453.
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    29. Hysterectomy and urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Nov; 25(11):1523-31. Kudish BI, Shveiky D, Gutman RE, Jacoby V, Sokol AI, Rodabough R, Howard BV, Blanchette P, Iglesia CB. PMID: 24964761.
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    30. Hysterectomy controversies: ovarian and cervical preservation. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Mar; 57(1):95-105. Jacoby VL. PMID: 24488053.
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    31. Ovarian cancer rates after hysterectomy with and without salpingo-oophorectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jan; 123(1):65-72. Chan JK, Urban R, Capra AM, Jacoby V, Osann K, Whittemore A, Habel LA. PMID: 24463665.
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    32. Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy and ovarian cancer screening in 1077 women after BRCA testing. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):96-103. Mannis GN, Fehniger JE, Creasman JS, Jacoby VL, Beattie MS. PMID: 23247828.
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    33. Reproductive and other health outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan women veterans using VA health care: association with mental health diagnoses. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Sep; 22(5):e461-71. Cohen BE, Maguen S, Bertenthal D, Shi Y, Jacoby V, Seal KH. PMID: 22944901.
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    34. Performance of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' ovarian tumor referral guidelines with a multivariate index assay. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov; 118(5):1178. Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. PMID: 22015896.
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    35. Oophorectomy vs ovarian conservation with hysterectomy: cardiovascular disease, hip fracture, and cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 25; 171(8):760-8. Jacoby VL, Grady D, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE, Allison MA, Kuppermann M, Sarto GE, Robbins J, Phillips L, Martin LW, O'Sullivan MJ, Jackson R, Rodabough RJ, Stefanick ML. PMID: 21518944.
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    36. Use of a ß-hCG discriminatory zone with bedside pelvic ultrasonography. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1):12-20. Wang R, Reynolds TA, West HH, Ravikumar D, Martinez C, McAlpine I, Jacoby VL, Stein JC. PMID: 21310509.
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    37. Differential use of diagnostic ultrasound in u.s. Emergency departments by time of day. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 12(1):90-5. Stein JC, Jacoby VL, Vittinghoff E, Wang R, Kwan E, Reynolds T, McAlpine I, Gonzales R. PMID: 21691478.
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    38. Emergency physician ultrasonography for evaluating patients at risk for ectopic pregnancy: a meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 56(6):674-83. Stein JC, Wang R, Adler N, Boscardin J, Jacoby VL, Won G, Goldstein R, Kohn MA. PMID: 20828874.
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    39. Racial and ethnic disparities in benign gynecologic conditions and associated surgeries. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun; 202(6):514-21. Jacoby VL, Fujimoto VY, Giudice LC, Kuppermann M, Washington AE. PMID: 20430357.
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    40. Health disparities: definitions and measurements. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 202(3):212-3. Dehlendorf C, Bryant AS, Huddleston HG, Jacoby VL, Fujimoto VY. PMID: 20207236.
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    41. Nationwide use of laparoscopic hysterectomy compared with abdominal and vaginal approaches. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov; 114(5):1041-1048. Jacoby VL, Autry A, Jacobson G, Domush R, Nakagawa S, Jacoby A. PMID: 20168105.
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    42. Effect of bilateral oophorectomy on women's long-term health. Womens Health (Lond). 2009 Sep; 5(5):565-76. Parker WH, Jacoby V, Shoupe D, Rocca W. PMID: 19702455.
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    43. A survey of bedside ultrasound use by emergency physicians in California. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Jun; 28(6):757-63. Stein JC, River G, Kalika I, Hebig A, Price D, Jacoby VL, Filly R. PMID: 19470816.
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    44. Factors associated with undergoing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy for benign conditions. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun; 113(6):1259-1267. Jacoby VL, Vittinghoff E, Nakagawa S, Jackson R, Richter HE, Chan J, Kuppermann M. PMID: 19461420.
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    45. Oophorectomy as a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Feb; 200(2):140.e1-9. Jacoby VL, Grady D, Sawaya GF. PMID: 19019330.
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    46. Persistent hot flushes in older postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Apr 28; 168(8):840-6. Huang AJ, Grady D, Jacoby VL, Blackwell TL, Bauer DC, Sawaya GF. PMID: 18443259.
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