Autism NeuroGenetic Clinic
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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 NeuroGenetic Clinic
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
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 Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

More Information

(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Clinic Team

Elysa Marco
Dr. Elysa Marco,
pediatric neurologist