Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) Clinic
UCSF's Pediatric Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) Clinic provides compassionate specialized care for babies and children with a range of medical conditions that lead to atypical development of the genitals and other sex characteristics. Such disorders have a range of causes, including abnormalities in sex chromosomes, genetic mutations that affect the activity or production of hormones, and exposure to hormones or certain chemicals in utero.
Our comprehensive program combines medical, social and psychological care, provided by experts in pediatric urology, pediatric endocrinology (hormone production and activity), reproductive endocrinology, genetics, child psychology, social work and nursing. These specialists collaborate to create a treatment plan that meets the specific needs of each patient.
The entire team meets with each family individually once a month to review and address their child's medical and psychological needs. We answer any questions and concerns about the diagnosis and management of DSD, including genital surgery.
At UCSF, we follow national guidelines for the treatment of patients diagnosed with DSDs. Find out more.
Our locations (1)
Laurence S. Baskin
Hillary L. Copp
MD, MSPediatric urologist
Michael J. DiSandro
MD, MPH, MASEndocrinologist
Anne M. Arnhym
PNP, MSNPediatric nurse practitioner
Meredith R. Russell
PNP, DNP, 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.