Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic
The UCSF Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. This inflammatory condition affects the joints between the spinal bones and between the spine and pelvis. We offer the latest diagnostic techniques, with a particular focus on identifying the disease early, using specialized examination techniques and magnetic resonance imaging.
Treatment options include the newest medications, though we emphasize other treatments as well. For example, we encourage patients to work with UCSF physical therapists to learn exercises that address the disease.
Awards & recognition
Among the top hospitals in the nation
Best in California and No. 7 in the nation for rheumatology
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
UCSF Division of Rheumatology Research
The UCSF Division of Rheumatology's research aims to illuminate how rheumatologic diseases develop as well as to discover new therapies. The division also studies health care delivery.