PKD Center of Excellence

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The UCSF Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence is a comprehensive clinic dedicated to the care of patients with PKD. PKD is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure, and more than half of all people with PKD will develop kidney failure by the age of 50. Because PKD can affect many organ systems in addition to the kidneys, our center is experienced in navigating all medical conditions related to PKD and working with the appropriate experts to provide every patient with the best possible care. Our team includes experts from multiple specialties — including nephrology, hepatology, cardiology, radiology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and maternal-fetal medicine — as well as a dedicated dietitian and genetic counselor.

The center is also a burgeoning hub for research aimed toward developing new treatments to improve the lives of individuals with PKD. Our patients benefit from the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic options, including advanced imaging technologies to monitor the progression of the disease. For more information on our clinical research, please visit

Getting Here

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-2381

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes


Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Our Team

Meyeon Park
Meyeon Park, MD, MAS
Danielle Brandman
Danielle Brandman, MD
Hakan Cakmak
Hakan Cakmak, MD
Reproductive endocrinologist
Thomas Chi
Thomas Chi, MD
Sarah Doernberg
Sarah Doernberg, MD
Infectious disease physician
Chris Freise
Chris Freise, MD
Organ transplant surgeon
Stephen Gluck
Stephen Gluck, MD
Donald Grandis
Donald Grandis, MD
Brian Lee
Brian Lee, MD
George Pasvankas
George Pasvankas, MD
Atif Qasim
Atif Qasim, MD
Melissa Rosenstein
Zhen Jane Wang
Zhen Jane Wang, MD
Jennifer Ashby
Jennifer Ashby, LAc
Mary Ellen DiPaola
Mary Ellen DiPaola
Dietitian and diabetes educator
Kathryn Drexler
Kathryn Drexler
Genetic counselor