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Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

For more than 100 years, our department has distinguished itself in educating the next generation of physicians, delivering excellent clinical care to young patients, and constantly improving treatment options through biomedical research.

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Mitul Kapadia, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Info

University of California, San Francisco
Pediatric Rehabilitation
505 Panassus Ave., Moffitt 680, Box 0110
San Francisco, CA. 94143 - 0110
Phone: (415) 476-3899
Fax: (415) 502-7516


  • University of Texas School of Medicine, Galveston, Texas, MD, 2006
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, residency, pediatrics
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, residency, physical medicine and rehabilitation

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Expertise

  • Spina bifida
  • Brain tumors

UCSF Program Affiliations


Dr. Mitul Kapadia is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He is a pediatric physiatrist, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation for infants, children and adolescents and treating disabling conditions, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, rheumatologic disorders, amputations or limb deficiencies, cancer, neurologic conditions, and orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. He has a special interest in sports medicine and concussion management in young athletes.

Kapadia received his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed two residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, one in pediatrics and one in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is board certified in both disciplines. He also has certification in structural acupuncture for physicians from Harvard University and adapts acupuncture techniques to treat patients with various ailments. Additionally, he received a master of science in international health policy from the London School of Economics. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Kapadia's research interests include global health, particularly in the developing world. He has delivered pediatric medical care in various regions, including India, Nepal, Botswana, Ecuador and Haiti. Kapadia is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.



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Last updated 02-24-2015