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With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals comprise one of the largest enterprises focused solely on children's health care in the world, and link a far-reaching network of medical offices and satellite pediatric specialty care clinics. We consistently rank among the country’s best in all 10 U.S. News & World Reports categories, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
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While most chest pain in children isn’t caused by heart trouble, pediatricians keep patients safe when they ask the right questions and include certain steps in the physical exam.
This presentation from pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ishaan Swarup, MD, shines a light on the developing spine. Focusing on scoliosis and kyphosis, he offers definitions, classifications, physical exam and testing pointers, treatment options ...
With age-appropriate tests and tools, primary care providers can identify vision concerns in very young patients before there are lasting effects.
Assessing the eating habits of young patients is tricky, but this presentation from UCSF eating disorder specialists offers an update on diagnostic criteria, tools for detecting a problem, techniques for talking to patients and families, ...
Acknowledging the challenges of diagnosing autism, pediatric neurologist Jennifer Martelle Tu, MD, PhD, provides clarity on the criteria, then discusses common issues – including digestive, sleep and aggression problems – and which treatments ...
Primary care doctors play a valuable role for young gender-expansive children by providing a safe environment, facilitating discussions and understanding current medical options. Our pediatric endocrinologists provide guidelines and answer ...
UCSF pediatric cardiologist Kishor Avasarala, MD, discusses how pediatricians can ensure appropriate cardiac care for children infected with COVID-19.
While surgery cures an inflamed appendix, some children do well on medical management. This case-based presentation by pediatric surgeon Aaron R. Jensen, MD, MEd, MS, clarifies which patients are candidates for nonoperative plans, factors ...
Common and often painful, otitis media can lead to hearing loss, with consequences for development and learning.
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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.
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.
Our Pediatric Heart Center team works closely with referring providers and community health care institutions to deliver seamless, comprehensive cardiac care to children as close to their home communities as possible.
UCSF’s Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence is a trusted resource for physicians who want to ensure expert care for young patients with seizures.
Referral information and specialty care clinic locations and phone numbers