We work with a variety of health and research institutions on initiatives to accelerate research.  These partnerships enable us to expand our reach to more diverse patient populations and facilitate collaborative projects that quicken the pace at which discoveries impact public health.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

The research programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General attract physicians who are committed to public health and medical advancement. At ZSFG, there are more than 20 UCSF research centers, affiliated institutes and major laboratories and more than 250 UCSF researchers whose research budget exceeds $200 million every year. These research activities support ZSFG's patient care by enabling ZSFG to attract leading physician scientists, who provide patient care as well as pursuing their research activities.

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Owned by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) is affiliated with all four UCSF schools: dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The two institutions began their affiliation in 1968, and today more than 200 full- and part-time UCSF physicians are on staff and providing patient care at SFVAMC. The site serves as a major teaching hospital for UCSF residents, funding positions for UCSF residents who train there and providing clinical training for one-third of UCSF medical students.

Vitalant Research Institute (formerly the Blood Systems Research Institute )
The Vitalant Research Institute (VRI) is dedicated to advancing blood safety world-wide through scientific research, education and the promotion of evidence-based policies. Learn more

Marin General Hospital

Building on a decades-long relationship, MarinHealth and UCSF Health have formed a strategic alliance that expands access to high-quality clinical care in Marin County and the North Bay.

The alliance enhances both institutions’ commitment to provide premier care in a healing environment, while maintaining each organization’s independence. As public, nonprofit entities, UCSF Health and MarinHealth share a core value of offering high-quality care to their communities.

The agreement is the highest level of integration to date between the two organizations and will provide a number of opportunities for future joint projects, including expansion of ambulatory care centers, staffed by UCSF Heath and MarinHealth providers and specialists. MarinHealth Medical Network physician offices are now part of UCSF Health, and they use the UCSF Health Electronic Medical Record (EMR), MyChart platform. The alliance enables both to more fully share best practices, and offers MarinHealth patients and providers better access to state-of-the-art research and clinical trials. Learn more & UCSF News

John Muir Health

The collaboration between UCSF Health and John Muir Health started in 2015 with a commitment to provide premier care across a number of medical specialties and to help you navigate your health care journey.

In June 2018, we opened an outpatient center in Berkeley. Berkeley Outpatient Center gives patients in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and surrounding areas access to top primary care providers; leading experts in a wide range of specialties; and urgent care, lab and imaging services. John Muir Health and UCSF Health physicians and staff share knowledge and coordinate treatment to provide the best possible care and expertise for our patients.

To build on our growing collaboration, UCSF Health and John Muir Health have signed a letter of intent to develop a preeminent outpatient cancer center on the John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center campus. Completion is expected in 2022. Learn more

Washington Hospital 

In June 2013, UCSF Health began a broad and collaborative relationship with Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) in Fremont. The goal was to create a comprehensive regional health care network that serves the current and future needs of the Washington community while WHHS retains its independent governance as a health care district.

The affiliation started with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco providing a team of highly trained neonatologists at the Washington Special Care Nursery, an intermediate intensive care unit for infants requiring more extensive medical care. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital also provides pediatric hospitalists for round-the-clock emergency and in-patient care at WHHS.

Additionally, we collaborate to support patients at WHHS through genetic counseling, cardiothoracic surgery and a prenatal diagnostic center. Cardiothoracic surgery corrects conditions such as coronary heart disease, congenital heart defects, aneurysms, arrhythmias, valvular disease and various lung disorders.

In December 2016, our affiliation grew to include cancer care. UCSF physicians Bogdan Eftimie and David Lee became co-medical directors of the UCSF-Washington Cancer Center. Learn more