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Lianne Gensler


Director, Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic

Dr. Lianne Gensler is a rheumatologist and serves as director of the UCSF Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic, which is dedicated to care for this inflammatory disease.

Gensler's primary research interest is the disease progression of axial spondyloarthritis (a category that includes ankylosing spondylitis). Her research also seeks to identify predictors of osteoporosis development in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Gensler earned her medical degree at the University of California, Irvine. She completed an internal medicine residency, chief residency and rheumatology fellowship at UCSF, and subsequently joined the medical staff in the rheumatology program.

  • Education

    UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2001

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2005

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Rheumatology, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    92 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 13, 2023
    She did an excellent job looking at my results, providing constructive feedback, and suggesting how I can improve my status.
    Dec 13, 2023
    Dr. Gensler is an exceptional physician.
    Dec 05, 2023
    Dr. Gensler is an excellent doctor.
    Nov 07, 2023
    Oct 28, 2023
    The doctor is smart, kind and compassionate!
    Oct 21, 2023
    Dr. Gensler is a competent, caring, and articulate professional with a vast knowledge of Ankylosing Spondylitis. She provides more than exceptional care and support to her patients. Dr. Gensler is a renowned expert who provides world class care that you can only find at a handful of hospitals. Her dedication to her patient's outcomes is evident through her commitment to conduct ongoing studies and publish research. I'm thoroughly impressed with Dr. Gensler and highly recommend her to anyone in need of the best healthcare.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Dr. Gensler is committed, compassionate, courteous, and incredibly capable.
    Mar 09, 2023
    She listened patiently to all my concerns related to my health problems and took her time to address each of my concerns in a way there was easy to understand.
    Dec 28, 2022
    Dr. Gensler is extremely attentive and caring. I appreciate her astute observations and advices she has provided to me In the last 10 years that I have been her patient.
    Dec 22, 2022
    Dr. Gesler is one of the very best doctors I've ever seen!
    Nov 01, 2022
    Great doctt
    Sep 25, 2022
    Extremely good
    Aug 30, 2022
    I feel lucky for the quality of care I'm able to receive.
    Aug 26, 2022
    She is one of the best doctors I have ever gone to.
    Aug 25, 2022
    If I could give Dr Gensler a 10 I would. Dr Gensler probably the best doctors I seen. Puts in 110 percent every time
    Aug 04, 2022
    Dr Ginsler and her staff wereVery professional and helpful with me .