UCSF Parnassus/Mt. Zion

For over 50 years, the Division of Endocrinology at UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus has been an international leader in both clinical endocrinology and basic endocrine research.

Our goals remain simple. We bring the questions and unknowns from our patient's bedside to the research laboratory, to not only help improve our understanding of disease process, but to bring about new therapeutic modalities. We then bring the advances of the laboratory back to our patients.

Members of our divisions are world recognized and distinguished in their research and treatment. Our clinics and staff handle a wide range of hormone disorders, both common and unusual cases, including thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, calcium and bone disorders, diabetes mellitus (both type 1 and type 2), and lipid disorders. We also perform ultrasound guided biopsy of thyroid nodules. We collaborate with various excellent departments including Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Radiology, and Radiation Oncology to serve and treat our patients.

Clinical services include:

  • Diabetes Clinic
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  • Thyroid Clinic
  • General Endocrine Clinic
  • Adult Lipid Clinic
  • Pediatric Lipid Clinic
  • Metabolic Bone Clinic  

    Referral instructions for the Parnassus/Mt. Zion clinics

    Diabetes Clinic

    • A referral request from your primary care provider, with a brief synopsis for the referral
    • Summary of your medical history
    • Your medication list
    • Lab results pertaining to diabetes, cholesterol, liver tests, and kidney tests within 3 months
    • Summary of your prior diabetes regimen if available

    Thyroid Clinic

    • A referral request from your primary care provider, with a brief synopsis for the referral
    • Summary of your medical history
    • Your medication list
    • Imaging studies related to your thyroid
    • Lab results pertaining to your thyroid within 1-3 months
    • Please bring a CD disc with uploaded imaging studies for us to review in person if you have any imaging studies related to your thyroid
    • You may also be asked to request the cytology or pathology slides sent to us for review if you had thyroid biopsy or thyroid surgery

    Endocrine Clinic

    • A referral request from your primary care provider, with a brief synopsis for the referral
    • Summary of your medical history
    • Your medication list
      • Summary of treatment for osteoporosis if the reason is for osteoporosis
    • Imaging studies related to the reason for the referral
      • Bone density for osteoporosis/osteopenia
      • MRI of pituitary for pituitary disorders
      • CT or MRI of abdomen for adrenal disorders
    • Lab results pertaining to the reason for the referral within 3 months
    • Please bring a CD disc with uploaded imaging studies for us to review in person if you had any imaging studies pertaining to the reason that you are referred

    Adult Lipid Clinic

    • Request a referral note from your primary provider, including recent laboratory results
    • Bring a brief summary of your medical and surgical history
    • Bring a list of your current medications and doses of each
    • Bring a list of any supplements you are taking

    Pediatric Lipid Clinic

    • Request a referral note from your child’s pediatrician, including recent laboratory results
    • Bring a list of any medications and supplements your child is taking
    • Bring recent lipid panel results on both parents

    Metabolic Bone Clinic

    The UCSF Metabolic Bone Clinic in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism focuses in rare, genetic, or unusually complicated bone diseases. Our experts include Drs. Edward Hsiao, Dolores Shoback, and Steven Harris. We also work closely with other divisions at UCSF, including Orthopedics, Nephrology, and Medical Genetics.

    • A referral request from your primary care provider, with a brief synopsis for the referral.

      Depending on the questions:
    • Summary of your medical history.
    • Your medication list.
    • Summary of treatment for your bone disease.
    • Imaging studies related to the reason for the referral.
    • Bone density (DEXA Scan) for osteoporosis/osteopenia.
    • CT or MRI of any affected bones or the skull.
    • Any prior radiology performed.
    • Please bring a CD disc with uploaded imaging studies for us to review in person if you had any imaging studies pertaining to the reason that you are referred.
    • Lab results pertaining to the reason for the referral within 3 months and prior results.
    • If you have had genetic testing done, a copy of the original genetic test results.
    • A listing of all your prior physicians.