Cystic Fibrosis Center
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The UCSF Cystic Fibrosis Center specializes in the care of children and adults with cystic fibrosis, a common but life-threatening genetic lung disorder. U.S. News & World Report has named UCSF Medical Center a specialized center of excellence for cystic fibrosis, and we are accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our team includes experienced doctors, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, nutritionists and social workers.

In 1980, our center became one of the first in the nation to establish a separate adult cystic fibrosis program, which now is as large as our pediatric program due to continual improvements in patient care.

We are a major center for cystic fibrosis research, receiving more than $2 million a year from the National Institutes of Health to fund several important projects, including a search for new treatments to correct the fundamental defect in the cystic fibrosis gene. We are one of the few cystic fibrosis research and development programs in the U.S., and have been funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for more than 20 years.

  • Hear an interview with Dr. Dennis Nielson and nurse practitioner Martha Richards. who talk about the latest advances in cystic fibrosis.

  • See a video about four young cystic fibrosis patients at UCSF.

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

Cystic Fibrosis Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Office: (415) 476-2072
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Hours: Every other Friday
9 a.m. – noon

Additional Locations

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
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Research and Clinical Trials


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 routes and timetables
Shuttle system map
Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Clinics & Centers

Clinic Team

Dennis Nielson
Dr. Dennis Nielson,
pediatric pulmonologist
Gwynne Church
Dr. Gwynne Church,
pediatric pulmonologist and sleep disorders specialist
Ngoc Ly
Dr. Ngoc Ly,
pediatric pulmonologist
Diana Dawson
Diana Dawson,
pediatric nurse practitioner
Martha Richards
Martha Richards,
pediatric nurse practitioner
Caroline Casey
Caroline Casey,
social worker
Jeni Romero
Jeni Romero,
social worker
Rebecca Hancock
Rebecca Hancock,
respiratory therapist