Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease Center

Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease Center

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Who We Are

Cerebrovascular disease is rare in children, and most pediatric neurologists are not trained in its diagnosis or treatment. Nevertheless, each year about 4,000 children in the U.S. suffer a stroke or other symptom of cerebrovascular disease.

The UCSF Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center is one of the few centers in the country to offer comprehensive, highly specialized care to children with even the most complex and challenging cerebrovascular conditions. Our team includes three neurologists who are board certified in both pediatric and vascular neurology. Together with our colleagues in pediatric neurosurgery, hematology, and diagnostic and neurointerventional radiology, we are able to provide advanced diagnostic imaging and treatment not available in most other children's hospitals.

The advocacy group Angioma Alliance has named our program a Center of Excellence in Cerebral Cavernous Malformation in recognition of the high-quality, multispecialty care we provide for cavernous malformations.

Conditions We Treat

Our center specializes in treating infants, children and teens with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke as well as conditions that put them at risk for stroke.

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  • Founded 2003 One of the first centers dedicated to childhood cerebrovascular disease
  • 24/7 Access to emergency care from childhood stroke specialists

Our Locations

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

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