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The Neuro-Oncology Clinic treats patients with brain tumors and spinal cord tumors, including those newly diagnosed and those with recurring malignant tumors. With recent advances in treatments, the outlook for patients with brain and spinal cord tumors has significantly improved.

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Getting Here

Neuro-Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

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

What to Bring

  • MRI scans, which should be taken no more than three to four weeks prior

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

Resource Guide

Brain Tumor Patient and Family Resource Guide

We recognize that the diagnosis of a brain tumor can affect your life in many ways — both emotionally and physically — as well as the lives of the family and friends who care for you. We have compiled a guide of resources to help you better cope with your condition. Here you can find information for yourself, as well as for your family, friends and caregivers, on topics such as brain tumors, legal resources, prescription assistance, information for parents with cancer and information for caregivers. We hope this guide provides you with some comfort and support during this difficult time.

Patient Resources

Family Resources

Transportation Resources

Caring for the Caregiver

Legal Resources for Brain Tumor Patients

  • Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill: This guide is produced by the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging.

Resources for Health Care Providers

Other Helpful Information

  • Net of Care: Caregiving resources provided by Beth Israel University Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • Lotsa Helping Hands/ABTA collaborative website: My Caring Link web tool is a collaboration of the American Brain Tumor Association and Lotsa Helping Hands.
  • Help for Cancer Caregivers: A personalized self-care web tool for caregivers. Developed by CancerCare, Michigan State, Indiana University, Caregiver Action Network and Wellpoint.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance: Provides caregiving resources around the country with educational literature available on various caregiver topics.
  • Insurance checklist tool to help understand which insurance may be best for you:
  • You may be eligible for insurance under Covered CA. Visit
  • Podcasts at UCSF
  • For more resources for caregivers of patients with neurological diseases, Neurology Caregiver Corner


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

Manish Kumar Aghi
Dr. Manish Kumar Aghi,
Christopher Ames
Dr. Christopher Ames,
Mitchel Berger
Dr. Mitchel Berger,
Lewis Blevins
Dr. Lewis Blevins,
Nicholas Butowski
Dr. Nicholas Butowski,
Susan Chang
Dr. Susan Chang,
Dean Chou
Dr. Dean Chou,
Jennifer Clarke
Dr. Jennifer Clarke,
Daphne Haas-Kogan
Dr. Daphne Haas-Kogan,
radiation cancer specialist
Sandeep Kunwar
Dr. Sandeep Kunwar,
Michael McDermott
Dr. Michael McDermott,
Jean Nakamura
Dr. Jean Nakamura,
radiation cancer specialist
Michael Prados
Dr. Michael Prados,
Patricia Sneed
Dr. Patricia Sneed,
radiation cancer specialist
Jennie Taylor
Dr. Jennie Taylor,
Philip Theodosopoulos
Margaretta Page
Margaretta Page,
clinical nurse specialist
Jane Rabbitt
Jane Rabbitt,
clinical nurse specialist
Judy  Patt
Judy Patt,
clinical social worker

Patient Experiences

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    Brain Tumor Patient Benefits from Technology
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