General Genetics Clinic

The Pediatric General Genetics Clinic evaluates children and adults who are at risk for, or suspected to have a genetic syndrome or a disorder with a genetic component. Many of our patients have congenital anomalies or developmental delays.

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

General Genetics Clinic
400 Parnassus, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-2757
Fax: (415) 476-9305

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday mornings (except first Tuesday of the month which is an all-day clinic)

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

What to Expect

    During your child's first visit, your child will meet with one of our experts who will conduct a thorough physical examination, inquire about symptoms and record your child's medical history.

    Lab tests, such as blood tests, and imagining tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scans may also be conducted.

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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Clinic Team

Anthony Wynshaw-Boris
Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris,
pediatric medical geneticist
Seymour Packman
Dr. Seymour Packman,
pediatric medical geneticist
Katherine Rauen
Dr. Katherine Rauen,
medical geneticist
Joseph Shieh
Dr. Joseph Shieh,
medical geneticist
Anne Slavotinek
Dr. Anne Slavotinek,
pediatric medical geneticist
Robert Nussbaum
Dr. Robert Nussbaum,
medical geneticist
Andrea Zanko
Andrea Zanko,
genetic counselor