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Nikki Galin

Social worker

Nikki Galin is a clinical social worker for the UCSF Heart and Lung Transplant Programs. She and social worker Martha Russell assess prospective transplant candidates from a psychosocial perspective. The assessment focuses on emotional, psychological, social, financial and logistical considerations. Once a patient is accepted for transplant, Galin and Russell are available throughout the treatment process to provide counseling and education to patients and their families to help cope with the stresses in adjusting to the transplant experience. She and Russell hold a monthly transplant support group. They also provide assistance to access social and community services and government entitlements, when available.

Clinics

Heart Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (times vary depending on the number of doctors in clinic)

Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exact times vary depending on number of physicians in clinic)

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.