About Us

Allergies, immunodeficiences and transplant medicine share a common basis in the complex workings of the immune system. Our division brings together these three areas within the Department of Pediatrics.

UCSF is a leader in providing bone marrow transplants for children who have cancers such as leukemia and lymphomas as well as diseases of the immune system, other bone marrow disorders, and some metabolic diseases. Research advances developed through our division have contributed to the increasing success of these procedures. 

Division Leadership

Christopher Dvorak, MD
Division Chief of Allergy, Immunology, & BMT
Director of FACT-Accredited Pediatric Cellular Therapy Laboratory 
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Our Staff

Ted Nguyen 
Division Administrator
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & BMT; Infectious Diseases & Global Health; Rheumatology
550 16th Street, Fourth Floor, Mailbox 0110
San Francisco, CA 94158
Email: [email protected]

Betty Liao
Administrative Officer
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and BMT 
550 16th Street, Fourth Floor, Mailbox 0434
San Francisco, CA 94158
Tel: 415.476.2656
Fax: 415.502.4867
Email: [email protected]

Lilibeth Chapman
Administrative Officer
Pediatric Allergy & Immunology; Infectious Diseases & Global Health; Rheumatology
550 16th Street, Fourth Floor, Mailbox 0110
San Francisco, CA 94158
Tel: 415.476.2459
Fax: 415.502.4867
Email: [email protected]

Brenda Franklin
Post-award Analyst
550 16th Street, Fourth Floor, Mailbox 0434
San Francisco, CA 94158
Tel: 415.502.2617
Email: [email protected]

Omoye Akhile
Post-award Analyst 
550 16th Street, Fourth Floor, Mailbox 0110
San Francisco, CA 94158
Email: Omoye.Akhile@ucsf.edu

Karen Tan
Fellowship Coordinator
550 16th Street, Fourth Floor, Mailbox 0110
San Francisco, CA 94158
Email: [email protected]