The UCSF Asthma Clinic provides comprehensive, highly specialized care for patients with moderate to severe asthma. Our services include diagnostic testing, physiologic and allergic evaluation, optimization of medical management and education in asthma self-management.
We also have ongoing research studies to evaluate potential asthma treatments that some patients may be eligible for. Interested patients should inquire to see if they can participate.
Tissue Immune Interaction in Nasal Polyposis
This study enrolls chronic rhinosinusitis patients with and without nasal polyps. Investigators aim to compare the percentage of ILC2 and tuft cells present in nasal tissue and secretions between those who present with nasal polyp...
PrecISE (Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma) Network Study
Assessed prior to bronchodilator administration. Efficacy analyses will compare the end-of-period outcome values between test treatment and placebo.
Blood Lymphocytes in Asthmatics Treated With Therapeutic Proteins
The investigators will compare lymphocyte counts in healthy controls to asthmatics on and off therapeutic proteins.
CF And Effects of Drugs Mixed Ex Vivo With Sputum for Mucolytic Treatment
The Effect of NAC on Lung Function and CT Mucus Score
The primary outcome is the % change in FEV1 from the start to the end of each two-week treatment period (either placebo or 20% NAC).
Mechanisms of Exacerbation of Asthma
Characterization of Adult Subjects for Asthmatic Research Studies
We will measure various indicators of airway inflammation and compare them with various phenotypic characteristics.
RETHINC: REdefining THerapy In Early COPD for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative
Measured by units of improvement in SGRQ scores at Baseline and 12 weeks, as well as review of treatment failure status at 4 weeks and 12 weeks of treatment (treatment failure is defined by an increase in lower respiratory symptom...
Characterizing Asthma Sputum Elasticity in the UCSF Severe Asthma Research Program
Lung function as a measure of asthma severity.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
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What to Bring
- Completed forms, which we will send to you before your appointment
- Insurance card
- Medications or list of medications you are taking, including dosage, method and frequency
- CD of past imaging studies, if possible
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Allergy and Immunology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143