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Pituitary Disorders Center

The California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF Medical Center provides comprehensive care for diseases of the pituitary gland, including tumors, and hypothalamus. A team of specialists in neuroendocrinology, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology and psychiatry work together to diagnose and treat patients and are available for consultations.

  • Hear an interview with Dr. Lewis Blevins, medical director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders, who talks about pituitary tumors, the wide range of health problems they cause and why they're often difficult to diagnose.

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

California Center for Pituitary Disorders
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (866) 559-5543
or (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

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.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

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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

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Clinic Team

Lewis Blevins
Dr. Lewis Blevins,
neuro-endocrinologist
Manish Kumar Aghi
Dr. Manish Kumar Aghi,
neurosurgeon
Mitchel Berger
Dr. Mitchel Berger,
neurosurgeon
Andrew Bollen
Dr. Andrew Bollen,
pathologist
Jonathan Horton
Dr. Jonathan Horton,
neuro-ophthalmologist and pediatric ophthalmologist
Sandeep Kunwar
Dr. Sandeep Kunwar,
neurosurgeon
Michael McDermott
Dr. Michael McDermott,
neurosurgeon
Patricia Sneed
Dr. Patricia Sneed,
radiation cancer specialist
J. Blake Tyrrell
Dr. J. Blake Tyrrell,
endocrinologist