Annie A. Yessaian

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Areas of treatment:

Cancers of Gynecologic Organs (Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vulvular)
Cervical Cancer
Complex Pelvic Surgery
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Gynecologic Cancers and Precancers
Gynecologic Malignancies
Gynecologic Pelvic Malignancy
Uncommon Uterine Cancer
Vaginal Cancers


  • Gynecologic Oncology


  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • English
  • Spanish

Annie A. Yessaian, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

During her research fellowship in molecular biology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Yessaian studied platinum resistance in ovarian cancer. Her research areas, when she was a gynecologic oncology fellow at UC Irvine, included angiogenesis in ovarian cancer. At the Keck School of Medicine, her current areas of research include cervical cancer, sarcomas and thrombosis in women with gynecologic malignancies.

Philosophy of Care:
All decisions for care made between a physician and her patient must be collaborative. The role of the physician is to provide her expertise, offer available options for care, and consider the patient’s values, goals and desires, and together they make a decision as to the next steps in care. Good open communication between the physician and the patient is critical, and I pride myself on being a good listener who takes the time to understand. I believe in involving the patients in their own care, through providing condition specific medical information and answering treatment related questions. I also believe in offering cutting edge treatment options tailored to the specific needs of each patient’s perspective so that I can best guide her to the appropriate treatment options.


MD, High Honors, University of Baghdad - College of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baghdad, Iraq, 1989


The Medical City Teaching Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baghdad, Iraq, 1989 - 1991


Maimonides Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Brooklyn, NY, 1994 – 1998
Maimonides Medical Center, General Surgery, Brooklyn, NY, 1993 - 1994


University of California Irvine Medical Center, Gynecologic Oncology, 2000 - 2004
Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center, Molecular Biology Research, 1998 - 2000


Gynecologic Oncology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional society memberships:

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Society of Gynecologic Oncology


Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2011, 2014, 2015
SGO, Best Paper Presented by a Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, 2002
Best Chief Resident of the Year, 1998
Dean’s Award for Ranking First in Surgery and Second in Ob/Gyn Upon Graduating Medical School, 1989