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Featured Videos

Featured Videos

AVM Bleeding in a Young Brain: Angiography as Part of the Solution

AVM Bleeding in a Young Brain: Angiography as Part of the Solution

This five-minute video reviews the warning signs for arteriovenous malformations, discusses treatment goals for AVMs in the very young, and offers images that illuminate both the condition itself and keys to successful surgical resection.

Seeing and Safeguarding the Brain: Advances in Care for Pediatric Epilepsy

Seeing and Safeguarding the Brain: Advances in Care for Pediatric Epilepsy

New techniques have not only made treating seizures safer but can help kids understand what’s happening in their own brains. Pediatric neurosurgeon Kurtis Auguste, MD, discusses using the latest tools to localize seizure foci, plan and ...

Know Your Thyroid: Here’s Help With Understanding Nodules and Cancer

Know Your Thyroid: Here’s Help With Understanding Nodules and Cancer

Thyroid disease is increasingly common. In this video, UCSF specialists clearly explain the basics of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, helping patients make sense of their treatment options, from monitoring to surgery to radioactive iodine.

Headache Help: Making Sense of Migraines and a Multitude of Therapies

Headache Help: Making Sense of Migraines and a Multitude of Therapies

Neurologist Morris Levin, MD, director of the UCSF Headache Center, reviews the diagnostic criteria for migraines and other headaches, followed by a breakdown of preventive and acute treatments.

Featured CME

Clinical Update on COVID-19 Course Video & Enrollment

Clinical Update on COVID-19

Speaker: Brian S. Schwartz, MD
CME Credit Offered: 0.75
Registration Fee: FREE


Geriatric Clinical Updates, Advanced Care Planning & Social Isolation in the Time of CoViD Course Video & Enrollment

Geriatric Clinical Updates, Advanced Care Planning & Social Isolation in the Time of CoViD

Speakers: Eric Widera, MD, Rebecca Sudore, MD, Ashwin Kotwal, MD
CME Credit Offered: 1.50
Registration Fee: FREE


Treatment of Painful Spinal Tumors During the COVID-19 Pandemic Course Video & Enrollment

Treatment of Painful Spinal Tumors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
CME Credit Offered: 0.25
Registration Fee: FREE


Climate Change and SARS CoV-2 Course Video & Enrollment

Climate Change and SARS CoV-2

Speaker: Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH
CME Credit Offered: 0.50
Registration Fee: FREE


Featured Articles & Documents

Pediatric Liver Center

Pediatric Liver Center

Dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the liver and bile ducts, the Pediatric Liver Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals provides expertise across the spectrum of medical and surgical disciplines.

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic

UCSF is one of the few academic medical centers in the United States to offer islet auto-transplantation to minimize diabetes after total pancreatectomy.

Bariatric Surgery to Treat Morbid Obesity

Bariatric Surgery to Treat Morbid Obesity

The UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center's capabilities include providing bariatric procedures to obese patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease.

Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Services

Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Services

When an infant or child is critically ill or injured, evidence shows that timely access to expert emergency and trauma care can mean the difference between life and death.