Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
2351 Clay Street, 5th Floor (Stanford Building)
San Francisco, CA 94118
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CF Foundation Accreditation
Christopher Brown, M.D. is director and Steven Hays, M.D. is associate director of California Pacific’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program. California Pacific Medical Center has been an accreditaed Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Center for pediatric Cystic Fibrosis for many years under the directorship of Karen Hardy, M.D. The Adult Center received CFF accreditation in 2006.
Living Longer Healthier Lives
With the availability of advanced medical therapies and diagnostic technology, CF patients are living longer, healthier lives.
Historically, CF symptoms appear in the first year or two of life, but now nearly 10% of newly diagnosed patients are over 18 years of age. The average life expectancy is 38 years old, with patients even living into their seventies. CF affects the mucus in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, causing obstruction of the airways of the lungs and parts of the liver and intestines. The Adult CF Center provides state-of-the-art medications and treatments that improve the longevity and quality of a CF patient's life.
Comprehensive Team Approach to Care
Because CF doesn't just affect the lungs, the Adult CF Program works very closely with other specialists at California Pacific to provide complete care. The team of health care professionals includes pulmonologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease specialists, palliative care specialists, psychologists, nutritionists, social workers and respiratory therapists.
Advanced Lung Disease Program
The Adult CF Center is part of California Pacific's Center for Advanced Lung Therapies. In addition to CF, the Program provides care for patients with non-CF bronchiectasis, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, and advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Christopher Brown, M.D.,
Adult Center Co-Director
Steven Hays, M.D., CF Pulmonologist
Karen Ann Hardy, M.D.,
Pediatric Center Director
Michelle Murray, R.N., MSN,
Eric Hernandez, R.D., Outpatient Dietician
April Ellis, MSW, Outpatient Social Worker
Laura Kleinman, MSW,
Outpatient Social Worker
Teresa Kam, PT,
Inpatient Physical Therapist
Inpatient Physical Therapy Aide
Jessica Yip, Medical Assistant
Shayne Arrioloa, Medical Assistant
Lavette Alexander, Medical Assistant