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Autism NeuroGenetic Clinic

The UCSF Autism NeuroGenetic Clinic is a collaboration between the divisions of Child Neurology and Pediatric Genetics. The clinic allows parents and kids to see both specialties in one coordinated visit. Dr. Marco, a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist, leads the neurologic assessment, and Dr. Wynshaw Boris, the chief of Medical Genetics, provides an in-depth investigation of metabolic and genetic causes of neurodevelopmental delay and autism.

You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Autism NeuroGenetics Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Appointments: (415) 353- 3682
Clinic Coordinator: (415) 519-9643
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Hours: Fourth Monday of every month
8 a.m. – noon

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • A CD-ROM of any brain imaging that has been obtained outside of UCSF
  • A copy of any EEG reports obtained outside of UCSF
  • A copy of all laboratory evaluations obtained outside of UCSF
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

What to Expect

    Each patient will undergo a formal neurologic and genetic assessment that takes about 2 hours total. Depending on your child's condition and treatment recommendations, additional appointments may be needed. The purpose of these evaluations is to determine the cause or causes of your child's symptoms and to recommend treatment. In some cases, a diagnosis will be deferred until more information, such as blood tests or brain imaging, is collected. A written report is sent to the primary care physician and/or referring physician.

Parking

Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation

Parnassus

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus
  • For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.

    * Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Condition Information

Clinic Team

Elysa Marco
Dr. Elysa Marco,
pediatric neurologist
Anthony Wynshaw-Boris
Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris,
pediatric medical geneticist