Cystic Fibrosis Center
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The UCSF Cystic Fibrosis Center specializes in the care of children and adults with cystic fibrosis, a common but life-threatening genetic lung disorder. Our team includes experienced doctors, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, nutritionists and social workers.

In 1980, our center became one of the first in the nation to establish a separate adult cystic fibrosis program, which now is as large as our pediatric program due to continual improvements in patient care.

We are a major center for cystic fibrosis research, receiving more than $2 million a year from the National Institutes of Health to fund several important projects, including a search for new treatments to correct the fundamental defect in the cystic fibrosis gene. We are one of the few cystic fibrosis research and development programs in the U.S., and have been funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for more than 20 years.

  • Hear an interview with Dr. Dennis Nielson and nurse practitioner Martha Richards. who talk about the latest advances in cystic fibrosis.

  • See a video about four young cystic fibrosis patients at UCSF.

You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Cystic Fibrosis Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Hours: Friday 9 a.m. - noon

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What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Research and Clinical Trials


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Daily Maximum: $30/day

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UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Our Team

Ngoc P. Ly
Ngoc P. Ly, MD, MPH
Pediatric pulmonologist
Marilynn H.  Chan
Marilynn H. Chan, MD
Pediatric pulmonologist
Gwynne Church
Gwynne Church, MD
Pediatric pulmonologist and sleep disorders specialist
Elizabeth Gibb
Elizabeth Gibb, MD, MPhil
Pediatric pulmonologist
Meghan McGarry
Meghan McGarry, MD, MAS
Pediatric pulmonologist
Fatima Neemuchwala
Fatima Neemuchwala, MD, MBBS
Pediatric pulmonologist
Yvette Wild
Yvette Wild, MD, MPH, MAS
Pediatric gastroenterologist
Diana Dawson
Diana Dawson, PNP, MSN
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Minh Huynh
Minh Huynh
Respiratory care practitioner
Phyllis Moore
Phyllis Moore
Respiratory care practitioner
Liz McMillan
Liz McMillan, RD
Makiko Omori
Makiko Omori
Tiffany Raffino