About Us

The mission of the UCSF Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is to provide expert quality care to children with rheumatic disorders and unspecified multi-system inflammatory conditions, to train future pediatric rheumatologists for careers in academic medicine, and to advance knowledge through the conduct of research. We offer daily out-patient clinic appointments at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and Oakland, where patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team in the subspecialty clinics. The clinical program is highly integrated with a rigorous fellowship training program and a multi-faceted research program.

Administrative Staff

Fellowship Coordinator 

Catherine Le
E: [email protected]
P: 415- 502-3243

Finance Manager

Ted Nguyen
E: [email protected]
P: 415-476-4920

Operations Analyst

Michael Pham
E: [email protected]
P: 415-502-2085

Clinical Research Staff 

Bhupinder Badwal, Research Study Coordinator
E: [email protected]
P: 415-502-7685

Clinical Staff

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Tara Valcarcel, RN, MSN, CPNP
E: [email protected]
P: 415-353-7337

Social Worker

Caroline Hill, MSW, LCSW
E: [email protected]
P: 415-353-2858

Lupus Liaison

Mariel Dela Paz, MSW
E: [email protected]
P: 415-502-2019