Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

The UCSF Department of Pediatrics is committed to excellence in research, education and the clinical care of infants, children and young adults. Our dedicated faculty have earned national and international recognition for their accomplishments and receive millions of dollars annually in extramural research funding to advance care for kids.

Training & Education

Research

Patient Care

Improving the Health of Premature Babies

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Improving the Health of Premature Babies. Around the world each year 15 million babies are born prematurely­­– often with devastating consequences.  Read more.

Fuentes-Afflick to Focus on Diversity as APS President

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Fuentes-Afflick to Focus on Diversity as APS President. As the new president of the 1,200-member American Pediatric Society, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH ... Read more.

Infectious Disease Specialists Target Global Health

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Infectious Disease Specialists Target Global Health.  Infectious diseases such as HIV and malaria ... Read more

Molecular Medicine Pathway Nurtures Physician Scientists

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Molecular Medicine Pathway Nurtures Physician Scientists. To advance patient care, pediatrics needs a healthy supply of physician-scientists whose training combines basic science and clinical medicine. Read more

Pulmonologists Seek to Improve Asthma Home Monitoring

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Pulmonologists Seek to Improve Asthma Home Monitoring, Noting early symptoms of airway obstruction is a critical part of good management of childhood asthma, a disease that affects seven million young people in the United States.  Read more

New Center Shines Spotlight on Chronic Illness in Children

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New Center Shines Spotlight on Chronic Illness in Children. With improvements in the treatment of previously fatal diseases, more children are surviving into adulthood with chronic health conditions... Read more

Gene Therapy May Offer Treatment Option for SCID

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Gene Therapy May Offer Treatment Option for SCID. A UCSF pediatrics team has performed experimental gene therapy in an infant with severe combined immununodeficiency disorder (SCID) in an effort to rebuild his immune system.  Read more