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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
    88 Ratings
    About our process
    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. Gensler 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 Gensler and her staff were very professional and helpful with me .
    May 18, 2022
    Itemized required vaccinations pending and went over it one by one as a summary of the visit. Great clarification
    Apr 07, 2022
    Very good experience.
    Mar 23, 2022
    Dr. Gensler is fantastic.
    Jan 25, 2022
    Dr. Gensler has always provided the absolute best care. From my first appointment many years ago to the present Dr. Gensler has been pivotal in providing me with the care necessary to maintain the best quality of life possible. Her overall knowledges of medicine not only In her field of expertise but all things medical Is astounding. When I first met with Dr. Gensler I was nearly immobile in constant pain with no quality of life. She literally said that she would get me back on my feet. With her care treatment and guidance she did exactly that. I could not be more thankful grateful and appreciative of Dr. Gensler and all of the many years of care that she has provided to me.
    Sep 14, 2021
    I had a great visit with Dr. Gensler. Very grateful to her team for supporting me before the zoom visit and supporting the meeting time which was very short notice. Thanks to her my pain is down significantly and I am on a solid treatment plan.