Elena Gates


Obstetrician and gynecologist

About me

Dr. Elena Gates is a general obstetrician and gynecologist who was instrumental in the 2011 opening of UCSF's new women's health center at Mission Bay. She also serves as vice chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She has a special interest in ethical issues of reproduction, genetics, human experimentation and decision making for patients.

Gates earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF.

  • Education

    UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1981

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985

  • Academic Title


Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mission Bay – Owens Street

1500 Owens St., Suite 380
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
132 Reviews
Dr. Gates is always friendly patient and clear with her communication. The examination was comfortable. I appreciate her knowledge and care throughout the years I have been her patient.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
132 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
131 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
126 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
131 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
131 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
131 Reviews