Multiple Sclerosis Center
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The UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center is the only center of its kind on the West Coast. We have been designated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a center of excellence for comprehensive care of children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis (MS) and related diseases, such as acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and Devic's disease. As part of a national network of six centers sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, we have access to the latest information, research and treatments.

To provide patients with the most comprehensive care possible, our team includes adult and pediatric neurologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists. In addition, we work with scientists and geneticists who research MS to better understand the condition and improve treatment.

We collaborate with other institutions to evaluate and treat patients and work with our adult Multiple Sclerosis Center to ensure a smooth transition of care when our young patients become adults.

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Read an ABC-TV news story or watch a video clip below to learn more about MS treatments at the UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

About the Pediatric Brain Center

The Multiple Sclerosis Center is part of the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center, which brings together doctors from all disciplines related to brain health in children. We are passionate about collaborating with each other, our patients and their families to provide the best possible care for each child.

Our experts are world-class pediatric specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neurogenetics, neuro-oncology, rehabilitation, neuroradiology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. By working as a team we are able to reach the right diagnosis and treatment quickly, getting our patients on the road to recovery and bringing peace of mind to parents.

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Getting Here

UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-3939
Fax: (415) 353-3543

Hours: Office — Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clinic — Monday

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


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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Download a Mission Bay campus map

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)

Online Second Opinion

Get a Second Opinion

This clinic offers an online second opinion service. This service gives families across the U.S. and abroad access to leading pediatric specialists at UCSF. If you are facing a complex medical issue or difficult treatment decision for your child, having a second opinion from a world-class academic medical center can provide valuable guidance and peace of mind. Because everything is done remotely, there is no need to travel to San Francisco.

Learn more about the online second opinion program.

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Our Team

Carla Francisco
Carla Francisco, MD
Pediatric neurologist
Ari Green
Ari Green, MD
Shannon Lundy
Shannon Lundy, PhD
Pediatric neuropsychologist
Alice K. Rutatangwa
Alice K. Rutatangwa, DO
Pediatric neurologist
Emmanuelle L. Waubant
Desiree Dieste
Desiree Dieste, MSW, MPH
Pediatric social worker

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