Vanessa Jacoby, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOb/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Address2356 Sutter St
San Francisco CA 94115
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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. 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. The Comparing Options for Management: Patient-centered Results for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF) Registry: Rationale and Design. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May 08. PMID: 29750955.
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    2. Clark NM, Schembri M, Jacoby V. Change in Surgical Practice for Women With Leiomyomas After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Morcellator Safety Communication. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov; 130(5):1057-1063. PMID: 29016511.
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    3. Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Jacoby V, Myers ER. Disparities in Fibroid Incidence, Prognosis, and Management. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2017 Mar; 44(1):81-94. PMID: 28160895.
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    4. Barnard EP, AbdElmagied AM, Vaughan LE, Weaver AL, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Hesley GK, Woodrum DA, Jacoby V, Kohi MP, Price TM, Nieves A, Miller MJ, Borah BJ, Gorny KR, Leppert PC, Peterson LG, Stewart EA. 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. PMID: 28063909.
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    5. AbdElmagied AM, Vaughan LE, Weaver AL, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Hesley GK, Woodrum DA, Jacoby V, Kohi MP, Price TM, Nieves A, Miller MJ, Borah BJ, Gorny KR, Leppert PC, Lemens MA, Stewart EA. 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. PMID: 27073063; PMCID: PMC5003695 [Available on 09/01/17].
    6. Jacoby V, Subak L, Waetjen LE. 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. PMID: 26720520.
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    7. Jacoby V, Kohi MP, Poder L, Jacoby A, Lager J, Schembri M, Rieke V, Grady D, Vittinghoff E, Coakley FV. 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. PMID: 26658133.
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    8. Waetjen LE, Parvataneni R, Varon S, Saberi NS, Jacoby V. Obstacles to Studying Emerging Technologies. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):391-5. PMID: 26241430.
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    9. Chapman JS, Jacoby V, Chen LM. Managing symptoms and maximizing quality of life after preventive interventions for cancer risk reduction. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 27(1):40-4. PMID: 25502430.
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    10. Jacoby V, Jacoby A, Learman LA, Schembri M, Gregorich SE, Jackson R, Kuppermann M. Use of medical, surgical and complementary treatments among women with fibroids. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Nov; 182:220-5. PMID: 25445104; PMCID: PMC4630000.
    11. Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. Screening pelvic examinations: right, wrong, or rite? Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jul 01; 161(1):78-9. PMID: 24979453.
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    12. Kudish BI, Shveiky D, Gutman RE, Jacoby V, Sokol AI, Rodabough R, Howard BV, Blanchette P, Iglesia CB. Hysterectomy and urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Nov; 25(11):1523-31. PMID: 24964761.
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    13. Jacoby V. Hysterectomy controversies: ovarian and cervical preservation. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Mar; 57(1):95-105. PMID: 24488053.
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    14. Chan JK, Urban R, Capra AM, Jacoby V, Osann K, Whittemore A, Habel LA. Ovarian cancer rates after hysterectomy with and without salpingo-oophorectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jan; 123(1):65-72. PMID: 24463665; PMCID: PMC4624417.
    15. Mannis GN, Fehniger JE, Creasman JS, Jacoby V, Beattie MS. Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy and ovarian cancer screening in 1077 women after BRCA testing. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):96-103. PMID: 23247828; PMCID: PMC4989513.
    16. Cohen BE, Maguen S, Bertenthal D, Shi Y, Jacoby V, Seal KH. 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. PMID: 22944901; PMCID: PMC4631402.
    17. Sawaya GF, Jacoby V. 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; author reply 1178-9. PMID: 22015896.
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    18. Jacoby V, 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. 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. PMID: 21518944.
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    19. Wang R, Reynolds TA, West HH, Ravikumar D, Martinez C, McAlpine I, Jacoby V, Stein JC. Use of a ß-hCG discriminatory zone with bedside pelvic ultrasonography. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1):12-20. PMID: 21310509.
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    20. Stein JC, Jacoby V, Vittinghoff E, Wang R, Kwan E, Reynolds T, McAlpine I, Gonzales R. Differential use of diagnostic ultrasound in u.s. Emergency departments by time of day. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 12(1):90-5. PMID: 21691478; PMCID: PMC3088381.
    21. Stein JC, Wang R, Adler N, Boscardin J, Jacoby V, Won G, Goldstein R, Kohn MA. Emergency physician ultrasonography for evaluating patients at risk for ectopic pregnancy: a meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 56(6):674-83. PMID: 20828874.
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    22. Jacoby V, Fujimoto VY, Giudice LC, Kuppermann M, Washington AE. Racial and ethnic disparities in benign gynecologic conditions and associated surgeries. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun; 202(6):514-21. PMID: 20430357; PMCID: PMC4625911.
    23. Dehlendorf C, Bryant AS, Huddleston HG, Jacoby V, Fujimoto VY. Health disparities: definitions and measurements. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 202(3):212-3. PMID: 20207236; PMCID: PMC2857600.
    24. Jacoby V, Autry A, Jacobson G, Domush R, Nakagawa S, Jacoby A. Nationwide use of laparoscopic hysterectomy compared with abdominal and vaginal approaches. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov; 114(5):1041-8. PMID: 20168105; PMCID: PMC4640820.
    25. Parker WH, Jacoby V, Shoupe D, Rocca W. Effect of bilateral oophorectomy on women's long-term health. Womens Health (Lond). 2009 Sep; 5(5):565-76. PMID: 19702455.
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    26. Stein JC, River G, Kalika I, Hebig A, Price D, Jacoby V, Filly R. A survey of bedside ultrasound use by emergency physicians in California. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Jun; 28(6):757-63. PMID: 19470816.
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    27. Jacoby V, Vittinghoff E, Nakagawa S, Jackson R, Richter HE, Chan J, Kuppermann M. Factors associated with undergoing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy for benign conditions. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun; 113(6):1259-67. PMID: 19461420; PMCID: PMC4670026.
    28. Jacoby V, Grady D, Sawaya GF. Oophorectomy as a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Feb; 200(2):140.e1-9. PMID: 19019330; PMCID: PMC2770431.
    29. Huang AJ, Grady D, Jacoby V, Blackwell TL, Bauer DC, Sawaya GF. Persistent hot flushes in older postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Apr 28; 168(8):840-6. PMID: 18443259.
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