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Each young patient has unique needs. That's why UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals have established special programs to supplement your child's medical care, provide support for a complex aspect of treatment, or address a rare disease. Our programs are customized for the developing bodies and minds of children. They're also family-centered, meaning they address not only the needs of our patients but also those of their families.

3D+ Program

The 3D+ Program provides cardiac surgeons with highly detailed 3D replicas of patients' hearts, which they use in planning surgeries.


Center for Applied Genomics (CAG)

Research here focuses on discovering the genetic causes of childhood diseases and translating those findings into medical innovations.

Center for Nature & Health

We are pioneers in integrating outdoor activities into the care of children from vulnerable populations. Read about our research, resources and more.

Dance Medicine Program

Expert injury care and prevention for young performing artists, including dancers, gymnasts, cheerleaders, figure skaters and musicians

Early Anatomy Evaluation Program

UCSF offers advanced prenatal imaging to evaluate fetal development and identify abnormalities early in pregnancy.

Fetal Neurology Center of Excellence

Our specialists, leaders in the new field of fetal neurology, can provide prenatal diagnoses of birth defects that may affect the baby's nervous system.


Hypospadias Treatment Center

UCSF's hypospadias team includes pediatric surgeons who repair this common birth defect of the penis and other experts who are researching possible causes.


Immunogenetics & HLA Lab

HLA typing, HLA antibody I.D. and post-transplant engraftment monitoring services for pediatric patients are offered at this licensed laborarory.


Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

UCSF physical and speech therapists help hospitalized children in need of rehabilitation build life skills in our family-friendly facilities.


Molecular Diagnostics Lab

This laboratory uses technologies and procedures to evaluate infectious disease, inherited disorders, oncogene copy number and other gene abnormalities.

Molecular Genetics Lab

We offer state-of-the-art genetic testing along with a team of pediatric experts who provide comprehensive interpretation of test results.

Neonatal Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

The Neonatal Cardiovascular Center of Excellence at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals cares for premature and critically ill newborns with complex heart conditions.

Novel Interventions in Children’s Healthcare Program

The UCSF Novel Interventions in Children’s Healthcare Program supports families of kids with complex medical conditions. Learn more.

Pediatric Blood Cancer Program

The Pediatric Blood Cancer Program provides care for all childhood blood cancers and gives patients access to cutting-edge treatments available only at select hospitals.

Pediatric Head & Neck Disorders Program

The Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders Program cares for children and adolescents with lumps or structural abnormalities affecting the head and neck.

Pediatric Immunotherapy Program

Serving children who receive care at UCSF, the Pediatric Immunotherapy Program provides treatments that empower the patient's own immune system to fight disease. Learn more.


PlaySafe Sports Medicine Outreach Program

Experienced UCSF sports medicine doctors and athletic trainers help high school student-athletes avoid sports injuries. Find out more.

Project Empowerment: Dynamic Determined Divas

Serves Black transgender women of all ages and Black cisgender women ages 50 and up, with emotional wellness, peer support and financial empowerment programs.