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Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic

UCSF blood disorder specialists, or hematologists, provide the best care possible for patients with acute and chronic blood conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, aplastic anemia, immune thrombocytopenia, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders (thrombosis) and anemias. Some diseases are inherited while others are acquired, but all require specialized treatment.

In addition, UCSF is a leader in blood and bone marrow transplants, which are used to treat a number of blood disorders. Our expert transplant team is comprised of doctors, nurses, social workers and additional health professionals who work together to care for individuals and their families throughout the transplant process. In 2012, UCSF's adult BMT program was named an "over performer" for allogeneic stem cell transplants for the third consecutive year by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Designated "over performers" exceed expectations for patient survival rates. Out of 169 BMT programs in the country, just 10 were named over performers. UCSF's program therefore ranks in the top 6 percent in the nation.

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Getting Here

Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave.,
Suite A-502
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
New Patients: (415) 353-2051

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

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

Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation

Parnassus

UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

Other Resources

Resources at UCSF Medical Center

The Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center
Friend to Friend Specialty Gift Shop
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Information and Support

Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
National Marrow Donor Program
UCSF Patient Health Library at Mount Zion

Community Resources for Information and Support

American Cancer Society
Cancer Care
Cancer Information Service, (800) 422-6237 or (800) 4-CANCER
Physician Data Query, from the National Cancer Institute
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Greater Bay Area Chapter
    221 Main Street, Suite 1650
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 625-1100
  • Redwood/Wine Country Region
    555 Fifth Street, Suite 320
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    (707) 303-4800
  • Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter
    675 N. First Street, Suite 1100
    San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 490-2666
S.F. Bay Area Myeloma Support Group
The Bay Area Myelodysplasia Support Group
Look Good Feel Better

Financial Assistance

Patient Advocate Foundation: Co-Pay Relief

Cancer Information and Support

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Cancer.Net:

Patient Resource Cancer Guide

Helping Children Understand Cancer

Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer
When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens
The Mothers' Living Story Project: Help Your Children

Publications

Across the Chasm: A Caregiver's Story, by Naomi Zikmund-Fisher

Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients, by Susan Stewart

Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant: A Guide for Patients, by Susan Stewart

The Caregiver's Companion, by Theola Jones

Caregivers' Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: Practical Perspectives, by the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Available for download

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Happiness in a Storm: Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor, by Wendy Harpham

The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty, by Jimmie Holland and Sheldon Lewis

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, by Rachel Naomi Remen

Mapping the Maze: A Personal Financial Guide to Blood Stem Cell Transplants, by the National Marrow Donor Program. Available for download

Resource Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, by the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Available for download

Survivors' Guide For Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: What to Expect and How to Get Through It, by Keren Stronach and National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Available for download

When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children, by Wendy Harpham

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Clinic Team

Wei Z. Ai
Dr. Wei Z. Ai,
blood disorder specialist
Charalambos (Babis) Andreadis
Dr. Charalambos (Babis) Andreadis,
blood disorder specialist
Lloyd Damon
Dr. Lloyd Damon,
blood disorder specialist
Karin Gaensler
Dr. Karin Gaensler,
blood disorder specialist
Adam Giermasz
Dr. Adam Giermasz,
blood disorder specialist
Lawrence Kaplan
Dr. Lawrence Kaplan,
blood disorder specialist
Benjamin Kim
Dr. Benjamin Kim,
blood disorder specialist
Andrew Leavitt
Dr. Andrew Leavitt,
blood disorder specialist
Thomas Martin
Dr. Thomas Martin,
blood disorder specialist
Rebecca Olin
Dr. Rebecca Olin,
blood disorder specialist
Curt Ries
Dr. Curt Ries,
blood disorder specialist
James Rubenstein
Dr. James Rubenstein,
blood disorder specialist
Peter Sayre
Dr. Peter Sayre,
blood disorder specialist
Catherine Smith
Dr. Catherine Smith,
blood disorder specialist
Jeffrey Venstrom
Dr. Jeffrey Venstrom,
blood disorder specialist
Jeffrey Wolf
Dr. Jeffrey Wolf,
blood disorder specialist
Nina Balsamo
Nina Balsamo,
social worker
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