Jennifer Puck, MD

Pediatric immunologist

Dr. Jennifer Puck is a pediatric immunologist who developed a test to screen all newborns for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), which results in an impaired immune system. Infants with SCID often die from infections. The SCID test is now part of the standard newborn screening panel in several states, including California.

Puck also works at the Clinical and Translation Science Institute at UCSF where she studies primary immunodeficiencies, including the mapping and identifying of genes for these diseases. She earned a medical degree at the Harvard Medical School, and completed a residency in pediatrics at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., and fellowships in infectious disease and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Puck is a professor of pediatric immunology at UCSF.


Immunology Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337

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Harvard School of Medicine 1975


Washington University Medical Center, Pediatrics 1976


Washington University Medical Center, Infectious Disease 1978
Baylor Hospital, Infectious Disease and Immunology 1981