The UCSF Vasculitis Clinic cares for patients with all forms of systemic vasculitis, including Churg-Strauss syndrome, giant cell and Takayasu's arteritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly called Wegener's granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis and polyarteritis nodosa.
Our rheumatologists work closely with dermatologists, kidney specialists, neuromuscular specialists, ophthalmologists and pulmonologists at UCSF Health and in the community. Diagnosing these complex diseases and managing the health of patients calls for intensive collaboration.
In addition, the Vasculitis Clinic participates in studies of new diagnostic techniques and treatments. We're also involved in research to identify genes and genetic factors associated with the development and progression of vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases. These studies are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism.
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.