As the cornerstone of UCSF Health, UCSF Medical Center is ranked #1 in California and among the top 5 hospitals in the United States by US News & World Report, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals rank among the nation’s best in nine pediatric specialties. Recognized for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among healthcare professionals and scientists, and a highly compassionate patient care team, UCSF Health serves as the academic medical center of University of California, San Francisco, which is world-renowned for its biomedical research and graduate-level education.

UCSF is the largest public recipient of research funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has translated its discoveries into more than 2,000 new medical innovations. UCSF International Services coordinates care for patients from around the world for the most complex clinical conditions and is dedicated to providing patients with a seamless experience with our globally acclaimed specialists.

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Patient Services

UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world for innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research. UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have been named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for 15 consecutive years, ranking as the fifth-best hospital in the country and #1 in California in US News & World Report‘s 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” survey.

UCSF’s nationally preeminent programs include cancer, children’s health, the brain and nervous system, organ transplantation, women’s health, and behavioral health. UCSF Medical Center ranks in the top 10 nationally in 13 adult specialties, all of which also rank first in Northern California: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose, and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; psychiatry; pulmonology; rheumatology; and urology.

UCSF International Services staff coordinates all aspects of care for patients from around the world. Each patient receives care in an environment that respects diverse cultural traditions and backgrounds. We offer specialized care and personalized approaches to the most serious of health challenges with a deep insight into our patients’ medical histories, current situations, and future needs. The International Services team at UCSF Health has nine full-time employees that speak ten languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Urdu, Hindi, Tagalog, Swiss German, and French. In addition, we have translation and interpreter services in 150 different languages.

Our adult and pediatric centers of excellence include:

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Cancer/oncology
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Fetal treatment
  • Neurology/neurosurgery/neuro-oncology
  • Pulmonary care
  • Orthopedics
  • Transplant (liver, kidney, lung)
  • Urology

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health

International Solutions

With a mission to advance health worldwide, UCSF is committed to collaborating with leading international providers and organizations to improve the quality of healthcare. At UCSF, we are driven by the idea that when the best research, the best teaching, and the best patient care converge, we can deliver breakthroughs that help heal the world. Our collaboration programs include telehealth (including remote second opinions), advisory and consultation services, education & training, and joint research.

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