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Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program

The Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program specializes in treating adults with intestinal failure. People with intestinal failure may receive all or some of their nutrients from total parenteral nutrition (TPN), a process of providing liquid nutrition through a catheter placed in a vein.

Long-term use of TPN can cause life-threatening complications. Our program helps patients minimize the need for TPN and ultimately transition to eating food, thus improving their health and quality of life. For a few patients with intestinal failure who can't be weaned from TPN and who have life-threatening complications, an intestinal transplant is an option.

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As one of the largest organ transplant programs in the country, UCSF Medical Center's Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program is also one of the few in the country that performs intestinal transplants. Our team includes a transplant surgeon, liver specialists, gastroenterologists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and dietitians specially trained in transplantation.

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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

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (877) 762-6935
Phone: (415) 353-2336
Fax: (415) 353-8917

Hours: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month

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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


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,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Clinic Team

Sang-Mo Kang
Dr. Sang-Mo Kang,
organ transplant surgeon
Claudia Praglin
Claudia Praglin,
nurse practitioner
David Quan
David Quan,
clinical pharmacist
Viveca Ross
Viveca Ross,