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UP CLOSE | COVID-19 Resources


Learn more about the novel coronavirus respiratory illness (COVID-19). And read about how UCSF is responding to the outbreak of COVID-19, including perspectives from infectious disease experts, psychologists, and UCSF Health providers. 

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Cardiologist Brings New Implantable Heart Monitor to San Joaquin Valley


Checking blood pressure and weight daily for indications of a worsening heart condition is a way of life for patients with heart failure, but UCSF Fresno cardiologist Richard G. Kiel, MD, has introduced a new implantable monitoring system that detects subtle variations in heart function before numbers on scales and blood pressure gauges raise alarms.  

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UP CLOSE | World-Renowned UCSF Fresno OB-GYN Teams Up with Daughter to Teach and Care


Carlos Sueldo, MD, Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF Fresno, is world renowned for his knowledge of infertility and reproductive medicine, and when a position opened at his Clovis medical office, Carolina Sueldo, MD, took it as a double opportunity – a chance to work alongside the acclaimed obstetrician/gynecologist/reproductive specialist – and come home to practice medicine with her father.  

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UP CLOSE | 2019: The Year in Review


UCSF Fresno achieved a number of milestones in 2019. As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of our shining moments over the past year:  

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Brings Advanced Care to Cancer Patients in the San Joaquin Valley


In September 2017, UCSF Fresno took over the Community Medical Centers Cancer Services Clinical Research Program through a collaboration agreement. In August 2018, cancer research was consolidated under one roof at the Community Cancer Institute (CCI) in Clovis, allowing for more coordination of care and for a quadrupling of enrollment to clinical trials as compared to previous years. And beginning this fall, UCSF Fresno is expanding research opportunities as part of a research consortium

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Surgery Residents Win National Competition with Precision Skills


Creating recognizable images with pen and pencil in a timed game of Pictionary can challenge the artistic abilities of even aspiring Picassos, but imagine trying to draw legible figures on a camera screen using laparoscopic tools.

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UP CLOSE | Breast Cancer Surgery Saves Lives and Hides Scars


The lump felt like a rib underneath her breast, but when the skin dimpled, Judi Preuss suspected something else. A mammogram, ultrasound and a needle biopsy showed breast cancer.

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Doctor Studies Venomics for Snakebite Treatment


Ever since he was a little boy, reptiles have fascinated UCSF Fresno emergency physician and medical toxicologist Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD.  His interest in herpetology has led to some interesting experiences, including working with venomous snakes before medical school at UC San Francisco School of Medicine.
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UP CLOSE | These Future Doctors in the Valley Will Have MDs From UCSF


This back-to-school season, six freshly white-coated UC San Francisco medical students – all from the San Joaquin Valley – are pioneering a new community-focused program. They are the first class admitted to UCSF’s San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME), a program designed for future physicians who are committed to providing high-quality, culturally competent and accessible medical care that addresses the Valley’s unique health needs.
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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Experts Perform Surgery for Rare Parasitic Disease


The first time, the young man felt an intense pain in his belly, the sudden attack lasted for five minutes.

The next attack came as unexpectedly as the first, and disappeared as quickly.

The south San Joaquin Valley resident knew something was wrong, but examinations by doctors and blood work at the local hospital had found nothing out of the ordinary.

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