The Division of Neonatology at UCSF is committed to innovation of clinical practice, excellence in patient care and training of academic physicians in neonatology. These qualities have distinguished the program since its inception by Drs. Bill Tooley and Roderic Phibbs more than 40 years ago. The William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery was established at UCSF in 1964 to create a highly specialized clinical environment to tackle the problem of respiratory distress syndrome, then the predominant cause of neonatal mortality in the developed world. Four decades of basic and translational research and continuous refinement of our multi-disciplinary approach to clinical care has had a dramatic impact on the survival of premature infants here, within the region we serve, and around the world.
In 2008, we launched the Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery, an interdisciplinary unit that seeks to identify better ways of treating premature and full-term infants at risk of neurological injury. Our program is focused on the training of academically oriented physicians in the areas of basic and clinical investigation as well as epidemiology and global health.
Mission Statement - advancing health worldwide ®
The UCSF vision in advancing health worldwide:
- Develop innovative, collaborative approaches for education, health care and research that span disciplines within and across the health sciences
- Be a world leader in scientific discovery and its translation into improved health
- Develop the world’s future leaders in health care delivery, research and education
- Deliver the highest-quality, patient-centered care
- Build upon its commitment to diversity
- Provide a supportive work environment to recruit and retain the best people and position UCSF for the future
- Serve the local, regional and global communities in helping to eliminate health disparities