Daniel A. Dumesic, MD

Daniel A. Dumesic, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center
Member, JCCC Community




Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica



Reproductive Endocrinology, UCSF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985 - 1987


MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1978


Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCSF Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1980 - 1982
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1978 - 1980

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010, 2011
Reproductive Endocrinology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009, 2011

Clinical Interests

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Scientific Interests

Dr. Dan Dumesic is Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at UCLA. His clinical interest is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder of reproductive-aged women, characterized by menstrual irregularity, anovulatory infertility, androgen excess and insulin resistance. His clinical medical and basic science studies examine the molecular and cellular basis for the metabolic and reproductive abnormalities of this syndrome. He has developed multidisciplinary studies of PCOS through a consortium of esteemed scientists, including translational links to the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. His goal is to integrate these research studies into a new clinical concept of women's reproductive healthcare, targeting both fertility and prevention of chronic diseases.

Highlighted Publications

Dumesic DA, Lobo R. Cancer and PCOS. 2013. (submitted for publication)

Grant CS, Ingle JN, Suman VJ, Dumesic DA, Wickerham DL, Gelber RD, Flynn PJ, Weir LM, Intra M, Jones WO, Perez EA, Hartmann LC. Menstrual cycle and surgical treatment of breast cancer: findings from the NCCTG N9431 study. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Aug 1;27(22):3620-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2008.21.3603. Epub 2009 Jun 1.

Love RR, Kurtycz DF, Dumesic DA, Laube DW, Yang Y. The effects of tamoxifen on the vaginal epithelium in postmenopausal women. J Womens Health Gend Based Med. 2000 Jun;9(5):559-63.

Loprinzi CL, Pisansky TM, Fonseca R, Sloan JA, Zahasky KM, Quella SK, Novotny PJ, Rummans TA, Dumesic DA, Perez EA. Pilot evaluation of venlafaxine hydrochloride for the therapy of hot flashes in cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol. 1998 Jul;16(7):2377-81.