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Exploring Potential Treatment Options for COVID-19

Exploring Potential Treatment Options for COVID-19

Annie Luetkemeyer, MD, professor of infectious diseases at UCSF, is an expert on the treatment of viral infections. On March 24, 2020, Robert Wachter, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, interviewed her on the evidence behind ...

Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure

Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure

Dr. Scott Hansen discusses techniques, options and strategies to stabilize soft tissues and prevent post-op wound complications, even in the most challenging cases.

Clinical UCSF mNGS Assay for Diagnosis of Neurological Infections

Clinical UCSF mNGS Assay for Diagnosis of Neurological Infections

Despite extensive conventional testing, acute neurological illness in hospitalized patients is difficult to diagnose. Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, discusses an mNGS test that identifies pathogens causing neurological infections from cerebrospinal ...

Scarless Thyroidectomy: Excellent Clinical and Cosmetic Outcomes

Scarless Thyroidectomy: Excellent Clinical and Cosmetic Outcomes

A relatively new technique of endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy pioneered at UCSF leaves little to no trace at the skin level of the major operation performed underneath.

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UCSF Takes Steps to Stop COVID-19 Spread, Ensure Patient Safety

UCSF Takes Steps to Stop COVID-19 Spread, Ensure Patient Safety

In an interview with OncLive, Thomas Martin, MD, discussed the potential impact of COVID-19 on patients and the protocols UCSF has put into place to safeguard patients and providers, and provided guidance on the ways patients can protect themselves.

UCSF Liver Transplant Program

UCSF Liver Transplant Program

With high patient volumes and outstanding survival rates, UCSF Health is a leader in liver transplantation

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery

UCSF Health offers a robotic thoracic surgery program specializing in treating thoracic disease.

As Mysterious Coronavirus Spreads, An Infectious Disease Expert Explains What You Should Know

As Mysterious Coronavirus Spreads, An Infectious Disease Expert Explains What You Should Know

A new coronavirus, related to the SARS and MERS diseases that have caused epidemics, has been discovered in China and started to spread.

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Patrick Ha, MD

Patrick Ha, MD

Chief, Division of Head and Neck Oncologic SurgeryDr. Patrick Ha is Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at UCSF Medical Center as well as the Irwin Mark Jacobs clinical expertise covers the full breadth of head and neck surgery...

Nina Shah, MD

Nina Shah, MD

Hematologist OncologistDr. Nina Shah is a hematologist who specializes in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer affecting the blood marrow. She treats patients at the Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic. Shah's areas of professional interest...

Dean Chou, MD

Insoo Suh, MD

Endocrine SurgeonDr. Insoo Suh specializes in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. His clinical interests include the application to endocrine surgery of minimally invasive techniques such as...

Charles Chiu, MD, PHD

Charles Chiu, MD, PHD

Professor, Laboratory MedicineDr. Chiu obtained an MD and PhD in biophysics from UCLA and subsequently completed an internal medicine residency, infectious diseases fellowship, and postdoctoral research at UCSF....