Claire Serrato, MD, FACOG
Dr Serrato is a Board Certified Gynecologist
University of California, San Francisco, 1993
Internship & Residency
University of California, San Francisco, 1997
Board Certified in OB/GYN with MIGS Focused Practice Designation
Special Procedures & Techniques
Masters in Public Health Nutrition, UCLA 1985
daVinci Certified in Robotics with Advanced and Master’sTraining
Trained in GYN Ultrasound by American Institute of Ultrasound Criteria
Clinical Faculty at UCSF
Master Surgeon in two categories:
Minimally Invasive Surgery-Gynecology and was certified as a Master Surgeon of Robotic Surgery (2015-2019) until the price to renew both categories became too costly.
She loves all aspects of gynecology but has advanced training in performing minimally invasive surgery as well as interpreting gynecological diagnostic ultrasounds. With over 25 years of experience, she has done thousands of ultrasounds as well as thousands of laparoscopic procedures and hysteroscopic procedures.
This unique combination of training allows her to provide personalized options based on ultrasound findings, whether that be conservative management or surgery. Her nutrition background helps provide additional support to her patients regarding diet, exercise or postoperative healing.
She enjoys spending time with her family including her husband and three children. She is a fifth generation San Franciscan. She is an avid runner and cook. With her nutrition background she provides nutritional counseling to patients.
When asked, “How did you get interested in medicine?” She replied:
“Imagine being a young woman with her mom looking at her 60 year old father in an ICU bed. He had just been admitted for end stage liver disease.
A young male doctor strolls in with a clipboard in his hand. No one in the family had met this doctor in the prior 11 years during their journey with this illness. “So he drinks?”, the white coat said.
The daughter glared at him. Clearly, to this physician, her father was not the brilliant nuclear chemist who had worked for the Navy for 25 years, unknowingly poisoning himself with hepatotoxic chemicals to help his Country, but rather, he was a medical record number with lab results. The doctor shoved a piece of paper in front of the wife asking her to sign a “Do Not Resuscitate” order. This was his “protocol”, he said. The women sobbed.
There had to be a better way of doctoring than this and do what I wanted to do with my life: interact with patients to provide healthcare in a respectful manner with appropriate understanding of individual differences.”
She has received numerous awards including an award for excellence in laparoscopic surgery by the Society of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is not only certified by Intuitive Surgical for robotic surgery, she has completed ADVANCED and MASTER’S training in robotic surgery and is the only gynecologist on the peninsula to provide “single site” surgery.
Her teaching activities include instructing medical students at UCSF, educating premed students and serving as as a clinical preceptor for Stanford. She has volunteered for numerous community educational talks. She is also a mentor to other physicians who wish to provide minimally invasive surgery to their patients.