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Average: 5 (4 votes)5 1

Mitchell Rosen M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology
UCSF Center for Reproductive Health
499 Illinois Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158



Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, UCSF Center for Reproductive Health in San Francisco, California performed 747 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
UCSF Center for Reproductive Health 144 164 212 150 77 18 35.4 30.5 15.1 10.0 10.4 1 / 18

IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, UCSF Center for Reproductive Health in San Francisco, California performed 474 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
UCSF Center for Reproductive Health 105 142 139 58 30 11 45.7 39.4 33.8 22.4 20.0 0 / 11
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by UCSF Center for Reproductive Health in San Francisco, California to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 164 donor egg cycles in that year; 63 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 101 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
UCSF Center for Reproductive Health 63 50.8 101 40.6

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics


Reviews (5)

Brilliant and Caring RE at UCSF

Your rating: 55 1
Dr. Mitchell Rosen is an exceptional fertility expert, in every way: 1) Dr. Rosen has the rare combination of being scientific, straight-forward, direct and realistic about the fertility treatment process, options, and trade-offs while also being extremely caring and kind. His explanations are thorough and make complexity easy to understand. I experienced this from our very first appointment with Dr. Rosen, when we learned our fertility challenges were due not only to male factor, but also female factor. Dr. Rosen explained the options, trade-offs, odds, and gave us the space we needed to decide how to move forward. 2) He is on top of and driving the latest fertility research; it is clear he applies his wealth of knowledge when carefully considering how to customize the protocol and what is being learned from each cycle. We did 4 cycles for embryo freezing and fresh embryo transfer: Dr. Rosen customized each cycle considering how my body responded to previous cycles and what was the latest research. Despite my low follicle count (4 at baseline scan as opposed to 20+), his relentless analytical mindset led to a 4th cycle which yielded 15+ day 3 embryos and 6 blastocysts at day 5 (previous cycles had yielded 3, 5, and 3 embryos at day 3). 3) Fertility treatment can be long and draining. In my experience Dr. Rosen acted not only as a doctor, but also as a partner fully invested in a successful outcome. In every interaction with him my husband and I had no doubt that he was as committed as we were to a positive outcome and shared in our stumbles and successes along the way. This was clear after changes to the protocol in the 3rd cycle didn't yield the response we were looking for - Dr. Rosen was as upset (or more) than I was. He also geeked out with my husband over probability theory to help us decide how many embryos to freeze and was fully empathetic in my first cycle, hugging and telling me it was ok to be "greedy" and want all my few follicles to mature despite the low count and size distribution during the cycle. Feedback on Dr. Rosen is not complete without mentioning the incredible Liz Gomes and UCSF team. Liz Gomes, is the nurse in Dr. Rosen's care team and was my key contact during the cycle. Liz is extremely caring and empathetic. She is super reliable with a fast response time and is very patient in answering even the most basic questions. Both Dr. Rosen and Liz were fully invested in our care. The UCSF team - from the front-desk staff to the nurses, doctors, embryologists (who I got to briefly meet during embryo transfer) - are truly world-class professionals who care about their patients. From the beginning we felt we were in the very best hands for fertility treatment. Case in point: During each cycle, during the month in which I would take estrogen pills and not need to go to the clinic I would dearly miss it - from meeting with Dr. Rosen to interacting with the nurses and other doctors. And now, after the embryo transfer led to a super health baby I am already looking forward to going back to UCSF for a chance at baby # 2. It can take a while to get an appointment with Dr. Rosen, and the billing process can be complex - but it is fully worth it!

Great nurses+facilities, bad communication and results

Your rating: 35 1
I was at UCSF CRH, with Dr. Mitchell Rosen, for egg cryopreservation (freezing). Just to add some context, I am a 19 year old transgender man (biologically female) who wanted to preserve my fertility options. Whether or not you sympathize with my cause, you can imagine that going through this experience was very difficult both physically and mentally for me (it is like the most non gender-affirming thing you can do). At first, I had a great experience with the staff. Despite the months-long wait to get the first appointment, I was happy to discover that everyone was trans-friendly and I felt cared for. I was told my body was in great condition and that I could expect good results. At the end of January I decided to get started with the two-week long procedure. The nurses were great and I did not have any adverse effects with medication. However, it was a little hard to get hold of people on the phone, as the call never went through and voicemails are not answered. Furthermore, with the routine ultrasounds I seemed to realize that the expected number of eventual mature eggs seemed to gradually decrease, much less than what I originally expected. Fast-forward to after the entire procedure. I was told that out of the 12 eggs that were retrieved, 9 were mature and frozen. After receiving that information, I tried very hard to get hold of Dr. Rosen to talk about next steps (mind you, I only saw him once on my first visit, and he called me once during the procedure). One day he calls me, and says that with the 9 frozen eggs, I have a 50% chance of one live birth in the future, and that it would be best for me to do a second cycle. I was completely taken aback by that percentage number. I was under the impression that as a 19 year old healthy person, I would only need to go through one cycle to get satisfactory results (I cannot imagine how bad the chances would be for older people??). Nowhere in this entire months-long process did I ever think that I needed to do a second cycle. I had to completely rework my school and work schedule to fit this cycle in, and there was no way I could do it again in the near future. When asked why this happened, Dr. Rosen cited that he did not want to stimulate me too much to prevent me from getting hurt (even though I had no adverse effects), but on a second cycle he could consider doing that to get more eggs. Hearing this reason I started to become very upset. I prospect of needing to go through a second cycle (with out of pocket money) hurt me much more than any physical discomfort during the cycle, and I was very very upset that I was not consulted in the thought process of deciding how much to stimulate my ovaries, which directly affects the number of eggs harvested. Also, something Dr. Rosen never mentioned was asking whether I wanted to freeze eggs or freeze embryos. It was only afterwards did I read online that freezing embryos has a higher success rate! All in all, I spent 9k USD, alot of time off school, and alot of gender-related mental and physical pain to get a 50% chance of one baby in the future. In hindsight, this was NOT something I would have done. Now, I have to make the very difficult decision of whether to continue with my transition through testosterone hormone therapy and just live with the 50% chance of one baby, or delay my transition (which I was looking forward to very much) for at least a year in order to do a second cycle (probably not with UCSF). tl;dr UCSF nurses and facilities are great, but communication with Dr. Mitchell Rosen was unsatisfactory, and left me feeling very drained of money and time, without good results.

Stay Away

Your rating: 15 1
I had horrible experience with this doctor and the UCSF Billing. Doctor was very indifferent to my health. I had to go to emergency after extraction and noone at UCSF was concerned with this. I almost lost my ovaries and was at very critical situation. Months after the procedure received bill for services I paid in advance. Seriously? After you almost left me without ovaries and put my health in danger!


Your rating: 55 1
Dr Rosen and his care team were all great very attentive his team are always supportive and are ready to answer anything you need to or have concerns about. I've recommended my friends and others to him and his care team. And I don't think you can find another dr and care team like Dr Rosen and support team at UCSF Dr Rosen and support team will always call you back same day they are sufficient and always call you and remind you in advance about taking your meds and making sure you make your appt. they will always be with you step by step all the way through til you reach ur how having a child. And very professional and Dr Rosen and his Team will always make sure you understand everything before you leave there office. I recommend DR Rosen at UCSF Reproductive Center. You will not regret chosing him and his team to help you succeed in having a family.

Look no further - UCSF

Your rating: 55 1
There is no one better in the field than Dr. Mitch Rosen and his team. Though the odds were against us, he successfully helped our family grow with a beautiful daughter. We are lucky to have her and Dr. Rosen in our lives and will continue on to a new procedure for a second child. Dr. Rosen is cut and dry and will let you know the odds and worth of each procedure. He will not feed you any BS the way these other clinics do. That alone is rare and worth it's weight in this industry. If you choose to work with him, he is busy, but that is because he is the best. Have patience and move forward with his team at UCSF if you want a child. He and his support team will answer your questions and will give you the most relevant and effective advice in a timely manner. Academia will always provide the expertise, research, and overall best practices over clinics bound by their business constraints, economics, and limited resources. They will typically charge you more for less. Conversely, you will know what you're getting at UCSF, it's value, and most importantly its honesty. You will be receiving the best that the University of California has to offer. Dr. Rosen and his staff are second to none.

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