Welcome to Medical Genetics

The Division of Medical Genetics is dedicated to providing exceptional clinical diagnostic services, medical management, genetic counseling, resources and referrals for pediatric and adult patients who have or are at risk for a genetic condition or birth defect.


The Medical Genetics Residency Program in Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) offers a comprehensive, supervised residency program for two years in order to train outstanding geneticists and future leaders in pediatric genetics. Training includes a minimum of 18 months of clinical rotations with exposure to a wide range of genetic disorders, 6 weeks of rotations in diagnostic laboratories and 4 months of elective/scholarly rotations. Individualized mentoring is available to prepare trainees for careers in academic medicine. Categorical training in Medical Genetics or combined training with Maternal Fetal Medicine is available. The residency program is ACGME-certified and intended for individuals planning a career in genetic medicine, and is designed to satisfy the requirements for the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

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Our faculty are engaged in laboratory-based and clinical research projects affecting a wide variety of genetically-based diseases.

Clinical Services

Our division provides skilled and compassionate patient care through a comprehensive group of specialty clinics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and other sites.