Metabolic Bone Clinic

The UCSF Metabolic Bone Clinic, a unique resource within the endocrinology and metabolism division, focuses on the diagnosis and care of patients with inherited, rare or unusually complicated bone conditions. These conditions include:

  • Congenital diseases (diseases that are present at birth) and skeletal dysplasias, such as fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta and spondyloarthropathies
  • Endocrine and metabolic bone diseases that occur with conditions such as hyperparathyroidism, mitochondrial diseases and enzyme deficiencies
  • Unusually severe osteoporosis resulting from cancer treatment or organ transplant, and other conditions that result in abnormal bone loss or gain

Our team works closely with other divisions at UCSF, including medical genetics, orthopedics, nephrology, rheumatology, dentistry and craniofacial surgery. This allows us to provide our patients with the most comprehensive care possible.

Doctor referral required

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      Best on the West Coast for diabetes and endocrinology

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      Ranked No. 3 in the nation for diabetes and endocrinology

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    • Recent test results related to your condition
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    Endocrinology Clinic at Mount Zion

    2200 Post St., Suite C-432
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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    400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
    San Francisco, CA 94143

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