The UCSF Lupus Clinic focuses on evaluating and treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly moderate to severe forms. Our providers have expertise in lupus nephritis and other organ-threatening manifestations of SLE. We work closely with dermatologists, nephrologists and other specialists to collaboratively manage all aspects of this complex disease.
Because lupus is a chronic condition, we're also devoted to educating patients and their families about the disease. Our clinic is one of 22 national centers participating in the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium, collecting information on lupus for the largest database of its kind. UCSF providers are actively investigating new treatments for lupus, and patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.
The Lupus Clinic is located within the Rheumatology Clinic.
Learn more about clinical trials and how they work.
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.