Discovery and Innovation
Our broad research program provides a steady infusion of new ideas that can be rapidly translated into improved clinical care.
Our laboratory-based research drives innovative discoveries in areas vital to child and adolescent health. Learn more.
Our interdisciplinary approach advances knowledge through translational research. We disseminate knowledge in clinical practice and health care to the broader community. Learn more.
Pediatrics Clinical Research Center
We translate ideas and discoveries into clinical practices that save children’s lives. Our clinical researchers innovate through testing new procedures and medical devices. Learn more.
Our welcoming, equitable and inclusive learning environment is for learners at all levels.
Explore our student programs
We empower tomorrow’s leading pediatric physicians and scientists through exceptional mentoring, electives and special events in an inclusive learning environment. Learn more.
Learn about our residency program
Our program reflects the diversity, individuality and innovation of the San Francisco community, preparing graduates to be outstanding clinicians. Learn more.
Discover fellowship opportunities
UCSF is one of the nation’s premier institutions for pediatric subspecialty training with a rich tradition of training future leaders in academic medicine. Learn more.
Serving All Children
Through discovery and innovation, the UCSF Department of Pediatrics translates globally recognized research into world-class care for all child patients with complex health needs.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
The clinical enterprise of the Department of Pediatrics where our world-class experts tackle some of the most challenging medical issues to improve outcomes for individual patients. Learn more.
UCSF at ZSFG
UCSF pediatric clinicians provide comprehensive pediatric urgent care 7 days per week, children’s health services and on-site pediatric specialty care for patients from birth to age 21. Learn more.
UCSF Medical Center
Our pediatric team welcomes the toughest cases, treating rare symptoms and performing complicated surgeries to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. Learn more.
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics
The adult and child outpatient services are part of our work dedicated to advancing mental health across the lifespan for the people of the Bay Area and northern California. Learn more.
Leading the way in research, education and care for children
The UCSF Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest pediatric departments in the United States, with nearly 400 faculty. We strive to serve the healthcare needs of the children of our region and beyond so that every child can enjoy the best possible health no matter where they live and no matter what their background. Read more.
Watch Dr. Hisch’s 2022 State of the Department Address
Watch Dr. Hirsch’s 2021 State of the Department Address
Raphael Hirsch, MD
Chair, UCSF Department of Pediatrics
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