UC San Francisco set to open first Mission Bay clinical service

A university campus that’s helping drive growth of the biotechnology-focused Mission Bay neighborhood will open its first clinical service on Friday.

UC San Francisco, which is building a hospital and expanding its new medically-focused campus in the booming waterfront redevelopment area, is set to open an orthopedic institute for research and patient treatment.

Surgeons and specialists at the institute will treat musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries for outpatients.

“We’re bringing all the expertise in musculoskeletal care into one setting,” said Dr. Thomas Vail, who is heading up the 120-employee facility. “We’re trying to make it less complicated for patients to access care.”

One of the unique components of the institute will be a treatment center for injured dancers that will be led by a former ballerina-turned-orthopedic surgeon.

 

Just Posted

Power outage impacts Muni subway service

The San Francico Municipal Transportation Agency said Friday morning that a power… Continue reading

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence patch things up with leather fair organizers

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and organizers of S.F.’s leather fair have patched things up.

Rare monkey born at San Francisco Zoo

A rare monkey was born at San Francisco Zoo and Gardens, zoo… Continue reading

Youth protest climate change in a Global Strike

The Global Climate Strike is expected to be one of the largest… Continue reading

Planning Commissioner Rich Hillis steps down to seek role as department head

San Francisco Planning Commissioner Richard Hillis has resigned from his post and… Continue reading

Most Read