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Fetal Treatment Center

The UCSF Fetal Treatment Center is a world leader in diagnosing and treating birth defects before delivery. Most birth defects are best managed after the child is born, but an increasing number of conditions can be corrected before birth to prevent devastating consequences.

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Harrison, UCSF was the first in the world to successfully perform open fetal surgery in 1981. Currently, we have more experience with fetal surgery and endoscopic fetal intervention — less invasive interventions that allow us to avoid making an incision in the uterus — than any other institution worldwide.

We've partnered with the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center to create the Fetal Cardiovascular Program, which performs sophisticated imaging as early as the late first trimester to assess and manage fetal and pediatric heart conditions.

For more information, please visit the Fetal Treatment Center website.

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

Getting Here

Fetal Treatment Center
Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

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

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

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

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
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UCSF Shuttles

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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Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Clinic Team

Hanmin Lee
Dr. Hanmin Lee,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Jody Farrell
Jody Farrell,
Fetal Treatment Center nurse coordinator
Kristen Gosnell
Kristen Gosnell,
research nurse and coordinator
Ben Li
Dr. Ben Li,
Michael R. Harrison
Dr. Michael R. Harrison,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Tippi Mackenzie
Dr. Tippi Mackenzie,
fetal and pediatric surgeon
Sharon Nomburg
Sharon Nomburg,
social worker
Benjamin Padilla
Dr. Benjamin Padilla,
pediatric surgeon
Larry Rand
Dr. Larry Rand,