Patricia Robertson, M.D.

Director, Medical Student Education, Dept of Ob/Gyn
Founder, "Twins and More" program
Co-Director, Lesbian Health Research
Medical Director, Perinatal Mental Health Assessment Clinic

Curriculum Vitae

  • University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio 1976
  • UCSF Medical Center, OB/GYN 1980
  • UCSF Medical Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 1990
  • Twin pregnancies
  • Preterm birth prevention
  • Medical student education
  • Lesbian health research


Dr. Patricia Robertson is a perinatologist in UCSF Women's Health at Parnassus where she focuses on high-risk pregnancy. She also is a member of the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Her special interests include the prevention of preterm birth as well as lesbian health issues.

Robertson received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After spending five years in private practice in Santa Monica, she returned to UCSF as a member of the faculty and completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine.

Robertson wrote "The Premature Labor Handbook: Successfully Sustaining Your High-Risk Pregnancy," which is the first comprehensive book to specifically address preterm labor and many of the issues confronting women, their partners and their families. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in maternal-fetal medicine.