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.
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.
UCSF Medical Center was named one of the nation's 10 best hospitals, and the best hospital in Northern California, in the 2013–2014 "Best Hospitals" survey by U.S. News & World Report.
Michael Schofield was a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years. He is off regular insulin injections thanks to two islet transplants. He shares his story about meeting his islet donor's mom.
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.