HHT Center of Excellence
The UCSF HHT Center of Excellence is Northern California's only facility specializing in the comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a genetic disorder affecting the blood vessels. We have been designated a center of excellence by Cure HHT, the leading organization for HHT research, education and patient advocacy.
Because HHT can affect multiple parts of the body, our team includes experts in numerous fields. These include interventional and neurointerventional radiology, pediatrics, medical genetics, hematology, otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, neurological surgery and pulmonology.
We trace each patient's genetic history of HHT and work closely with referring doctors to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Our clinic is associated with the UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research (CCR), which focuses its studies on vascular malformations of the brain. The CCR has a special interest in HHT, one of the few inherited causes of brain arteriovenous malformations (abnormal arteries and veins tangled together).
- Patient education and management of HHT-associated symptoms and complications
- The most advanced screening and diagnostic tests for serious complications of HHT, such as arteriovenous malformations
- Minimally invasive approaches to treating HHT, offered at state-of-the art interventional and neurointerventional radiology facilities
- Care by the neurointerventional radiologists who pioneered many of the treatments for arteriovenous malformations
Doctor referral may be required
MD, MPHInterventional radiologist
Teresa De Marco
Andrew N. Goldberg
MD, MSCE, FACSOtolaryngologist
Steven D. Pletcher
MD, PhDMedical geneticist
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- Health insurance card
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- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
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Interventional Radiology Clinic
505 Parnassus Ave., Room M-361
San Francisco, CA 94143
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room L-349
San Francisco, CA 94143
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UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research
The UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research studies many aspects of cerebrovascular disease, from genetics to treatment outcomes, with a focus on vascular malformations of the brain.