Fetal Treatment Center

The Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is a world leader in diagnosing and treating birth defects before delivery. Most birth defects are best managed after the child is born, but an increasing number of conditions can be corrected before birth to prevent devastating consequences.

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Harrison, UCSF was the first in the world to successfully perform open fetal surgery in 1981. Currently, we have more experience with fetal surgery and endoscopic fetal intervention — less invasive interventions that allow us to avoid making an incision in the uterus — than any other institution worldwide.

We've partnered with the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center to create the Fetal Cardiovascular Program, which performs sophisticated imaging as early as the late first trimester to assess and manage fetal and pediatric heart conditions.

For more information, please visit the Fetal Treatment Center Web site.

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

Fetal Treatment Center
400 Parnassus Ave., A123
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-0445
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Research and Clinical Trials

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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Clinics & Centers

Clinic Team

Hanmin Lee
Dr. Hanmin Lee,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Jody Farrell
Jody Farrell,
Fetal Treatment Center nurse coordinator
Kristen Gosnell
Kristen Gosnell,
research nurse and coordinator
Michael R. Harrison
Dr. Michael R. Harrison,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Shinjiro Hirose
Dr. Shinjiro Hirose,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Tippi Mackenzie
Dr. Tippi Mackenzie,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Doug Miniati
Dr. Doug Miniati,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Sharon Nomburg
Sharon Nomburg,
social worker
Benjamin Padilla
Dr. Benjamin Padilla,
pediatric surgeon
Larry Rand
Dr. Larry Rand,
perinatologist