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Resources from leading medical experts from UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Featured Videos

Featured Videos

Common Spinal Deformities in Kids

Common Spinal Deformities in Kids

This presentation from pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ishaan Swarup, MD, shines a light on the developing spine. Focusing on scoliosis and kyphosis, he offers definitions, classifications, physical exam and testing pointers, treatment options ...

Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts

Get Current on COVID: Case Trends, Flu Season Strategies and Mask Facts

Pulmonologist Brian Block, MD, provides an analysis that clarifies risk factors, in terms of both patient and hospital status. He also discusses how to manage coming flu-related challenges and offers evidence on masking efficacy for both ...

Troublesome Autism Behaviors: Management Techniques to Help the Whole Family

Troublesome Autism Behaviors: Management Techniques to Help the Whole Family

Acknowledging the challenges of diagnosing autism, pediatric neurologist Jennifer Martelle Tu, MD, PhD, provides clarity on the criteria, then discusses common issues – including digestive, sleep and aggression problems – and which treatments ...

All About Allergies: Successful Diagnosis and Treatment

All About Allergies: Successful Diagnosis and Treatment

This breakdown of common allergies provides clarity on which patients to test and which tests to choose; how to effectively manage chronic allergies, such as allergic rhinitis; as well as signs and solutions for the many types of adverse food reactions.

Featured CME

Clinical Update on COVID-19 Course Video & Enrollment

Clinical Update on COVID-19

Date: 6-17-2020
Speaker: Brian S. Schwartz, MD
CME Credit Offered: 0.75
Registration Fee: FREE


Geriatric Clinical Updates, Advanced Care Planning & Social Isolation in the Time of CoViD Course Video & Enrollment

Geriatric Clinical Updates, Advanced Care Planning & Social Isolation in the Time of CoViD

Date: 6-15-2020
Speakers: Eric Widera, MD, Rebecca Sudore, MD, Ashwin Kotwal, MD
CME Credit Offered: 1.50
Registration Fee: FREE


Treatment of Painful Spinal Tumors During the COVID-19 Pandemic Course Video & Enrollment

Treatment of Painful Spinal Tumors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 6-5-2020
Speaker: Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
CME Credit Offered: 0.25
Registration Fee: FREE


Climate Change and SARS CoV-2 Course Video & Enrollment

Climate Change and SARS CoV-2

Date: 5-12-2020
Speaker: Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH
CME Credit Offered: 0.50
Registration Fee: FREE


Featured Articles & Documents

Pediatric Epilepsy

Pediatric Epilepsy

UCSF’s Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence is a trusted resource for physicians who want to ensure expert care for young patients with seizures.

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic

UCSF is one of the few academic medical centers in the United States to offer islet auto-transplantation to minimize diabetes after total pancreatectomy.

Bariatric Surgery to Treat Morbid Obesity

Bariatric Surgery to Treat Morbid Obesity

The UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center's capabilities include providing bariatric procedures to obese patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease.

Lung Transplant Program

Lung Transplant Program

For eight consecutive years, the UCSF Lung Transplant Program has had significantly higher-than-expected post-surgery survival rates — the only program in the country with this record.