Differences in Sex Development (DSD) Clinic
The Differences in Sex Development (DSD) Clinic provides compassionate, expert care for babies and children with a range of medical conditions that lead to atypical development of the genitals and other sex characteristics. Such differences have a range of causes, including abnormalities in sex chromosomes, genetic mutations that affect hormone activity or production, and exposure to hormones or certain chemicals in utero.
Our program provides medical, social and psychological care from specialists in pediatric urology, pediatric endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, genetics, child psychology, social work and nursing. These experts collaborate to design treatment plans that meet each child’s specific needs.
As part of our comprehensive care, the entire team meets with each family individually once a month to review and discuss their child's medical and psychological well-being. We will address any concerns you have about the diagnosis or the care plan.
At UCSF, we follow national guidelines for the treatment of DSD.
Our locations (1)
Laurence S. Baskin
Hillary L. Copp
MD, MSPediatric urologist
Michael J. DiSandro
MD, MPHPediatric endocrinologist
MD, MPH, MASEndocrinologist
Anne M. Arnhym
PNP, MSNPediatric nurse practitioner
Awards & recognition
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
UCSF Baskin Lab
The Baskin Laboratory investigates the causes of pediatric urological diseases present at birth or acquired later. The lab's research has a special focus on curing and preventing hypospadias, in which the urethra's opening is on the underside of the penis.