Summer 2012

Perspective

Physician in Chief Donna Ferriero introduces new Surgeon in Chief Hanmin Lee and describes how UCSF's history as the first medical center in Northern California to deliver comprehensive pediatric subspecialty care continues to drive patient-centered innovation.

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Pediatric Brain Center Advances Standard of Care

The unique Pediatric Brain Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital coordinates the work of multiple specialty centers, clinics and research efforts to provide integrated care and a tight translational research loop for a wide range of neurological disorders.

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Safer Regimens Yield Results for Young Blood and Marrow Transplant Patients

Physicians at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital have developed regimens for bone marrow transplant that allow them to adjust chemotherapy dosing for each individual patient and, in many cases, reduce the toxicity. The effort is a significant factor in the UCSF program achieving the highest one-year overall survival rate in the United States for any program doing more than 10 transplants per year.

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Interdisciplinary Advances Improve Prospects for Autism Patients

A new Autism Neurogenetics Clinic, which is part of the Pediatric Brain Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, brings together autism experts from multiple specialties to provide innovative assessment and care, better understand causes and devise more effective treatments.

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Treating and Possibly Preventing Hypospadias Demands Broader Awareness

In the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon, surgical repair of hypospadias — incomplete development of the urethra — can restore normal appearance and ensure proper functionality, including sexual function. But awareness is crucial because the ideal time for surgical reconstruction is 6 months of age.

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Child-Friendly Visual Center Puts Children at Ease, Making Exams More Effective

The developmental ages between 0 and 6 are a sensitive period for vision, but doing a thorough exam on an infant or toddler with a serious vision problem is rarely easy. To address this challenge, the UCSF Visual Center for the Child brings together expert, child-friendly ophthalmologists with a facility precisely tailored to the needs of children and families.

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Continuing Medical Education

See information on upcoming continuing medical education courses in pediatrics.

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Children's Hospital Access Center

Our Access Center staff is available 24 hours daily to ensure that you receive fast and efficient access to all of our services, including safe, expedience interfacility transport of your patients to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Call (877) 822-4453 [UC-CHILD] for consultation on a difficult diagnosis, to refer a patient to one of our specialty practices or to admit or transfer a patient.

Phone: (877) 822–4453 [UC–CHILD]

Physician Liaison Service

Physician liaisons visit referring physicians and practice representatives throughout Northern California and Nevada to learn about your referral needs and to provide information about the services and expertise available at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Phone: (800) 444–2559
Fax: (415) 353–4395
Email: [email protected]

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