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Hemophilia Treatment Center

The UCSF Hemophilia Treatment Center is a comprehensive pediatric and adult program for patients with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, platelet disorders and other rare bleeding disorders, and their families. One of the first of its kind in the United States, the center was established in 1977 and is a state and federally designated Hemophilia Treatment Center, providing a full range of services, including diagnosis, treatment, counseling and education.

At UCSF, we embrace the concept of treating the whole person and family by listening and addressing all medical and psychosocial aspects of living with a bleeding disorder. We develop individualized care plans for patients and families and provide opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

For children with hemophilia, see our Pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center.

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Our Team

Our team consists of hematologists or blood specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychosocial professionals and physical therapists who are leaders in their fields. We help patients and their families with medical care and provide emotional support.

  • Hematologists — Physicians specializing in blood disorders.
  • Nurse practitioners — Advanced practice nurses specializing in blood disorders.
  • Nurses — Nurses specializing in hemophilia care.
  • Social Workers — Specialists who provide emotional and practical support and assist with resources.
  • Physical therapists — Specialists in physical activity, exercise and rehabilitation.
  • Orthopedic surgeons — Surgeons who treat disorders of the bones and joints.
  • Dentists — Specialists in disorders of the teeth and gums who treat patients with oral bleeding problems.
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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

Hemophilia Treatment Center
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2421
Fax: (415) 353-2467

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.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Research and Clinical Trials

Comprehensive Visit

The comprehensive visit is a chance for patients to be seen by their HTC team, to ask questions, and to get one-on-one information. The National Hemophilia Foundation and the journal Blood Hemophilia have good articles on the value of comprehensive care from your HTC.

Comprehensive care entails an emphasis on:

  • Patient attendance at a comprehensive care clinic annually where in one visit patients are seen by the nurses, hematologist, pediatrician, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, dentist and social worker for an up-to-date assessment.
  • Prevention and overall healthy living.
  • Early diagnosis and intervention to prevent complications.
  • Assessment and treatment by a team of specialists.
  • Routine and emergency care 24/7/365.
  • Education and training in self-care and health management.
  • Training people to do home infusions.
  • Psychosocial assessments, individual and family counseling aid with health insurance issues.
  • Family screening and genetic counseling.
  • Coordination of surgery and any hospital stay from pre-admission through discharge.
  • Education of school nurses and daycare providers as needed.
  • Education for medical professionals on management of bleeding disorders.
  • Access to leading edge research studies.
  • Referrals to experts in hepatology, AIDS care, orthopedics, oral surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, reproductive endocrinology.

Additional Services

Education

  • Education of patients, family members, teachers, employers and the community regarding bleeding and clotting disorders.
  • Education of healthcare professionals regarding hemophilia, sickle cell, HIV and related disorders.
  • Resident and Fellowship training in the comprehensive care of hemophilia and related disorders.

Laboratory

  • Clotting-factor and factor-inhibitor assays, including those needed within 24 hours.
  • Hepatitis and HIV screening.
  • DNA analysis for carrier detection.
  • Other specialized tests.

Genetic Services

  • Carrier testing.
  • Prenatal diagnosis.
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
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Clinic Team

Andrew Leavitt
Dr. Andrew Leavitt,
blood disorder specialist
Adam Giermasz
Dr. Adam Giermasz,
blood disorder specialist
Susan Karp
Susan Karp,
clinical nurse specialist
Jennifer Foster-Fausett
Jennifer Foster-Fausett,
clinical nurse specialist
Dana Francis
Dana Francis,
social worker
Darcy Phelan
Darcy Phelan,
nurse practitioner
Patricia Tobase
Patricia Tobase,
physical therapist