UCSF Medical Center is among the nation's premier hospitals for the 13th consecutive year — ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2014-2015 America's Best Hospitals survey.
Russell Colunga knew a lung transplant could save his life, but he never dreamed he'd be back to teaching fitness classes every day. Now, he's living the life he wanted before he ever got sick.
Neurosurgeons told Erica Chain's family that it was too risky to operate near the thalamus, the "motherboard of the brain" that controls most of the body's major senses. But UCSF's Dr. Michael Lawton was confident he could help Erica. Watch her story.
Early in Lori Mitchell's pregnancy, her baby was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Chances of survival were slim. But thanks to a surgical procedure developed at UCSF, her son is now a healthy 3-year-old with boundless energy. Watch their story.
With his lungs scarred from scleroderma and failing, Paul Cetani's only shot at survival was a double-lung transplant. After being rejected for the procedure elsewhere, UCSF performed the transplant to give him a second chance at life. Watch his story.