Michael D. Hope, MD has been appointed as the new Chief of Radiology at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, effective March 1, 2018.

In honor of the Year of the Dog, we wanted to introduce Trinity, a beloved facility dog who helps patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland redefine possible. 

Peter Callen, MD came West from Chicago to UC San Francisco in 1969 as a first-year medical student. Now a professor emeritus, he can look back on a five-decade career that includes authorship of the most trusted ultrasound textbook of all time, Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Michael Evans was recently awarded a research grant that aims to develop new drugs to more effectively treat or eliminate tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC. The research team has developed an innovative strategy that will allow them to screen for antibody fragments specific for cells lacking TSC1 or TSC2.

Whether you know your BRCA status or need to learn more, taking the time to listen to this informative panel discussion by global experts on BRCA mutations and breast cancer will help you understand genetic risks and how they affect health outcomes.

A second minimally invasive procedure used at UCSF to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids is called uterine artery embolization (UAE, sometimes known as uterine fibroid embolization or UFE.) This procedure works by blocking the blood supply to fibroids, which causes the fibroid tumors to shrink and die. Like HIFU, UAE is an alternative to open surgery or laparoscopic surgery for fibroids. UAE is performed while the patient is conscious, but sedated and feeling no pain, and does not require general anesthesia.