Transformational Gift Received to Create New Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes

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In recognition of UCSF pediatrician and diabetologist Dr. Saleh Adi and his vision, passion and extraordinary skills in helping children with diabetes, an anonymous couple has made a transformational $10 million gift to help launch and operate the “best pediatric diabetes clinic on the west coast.”

Through the generosity of these donors, the new Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF will significantly expand the capacity of our pediatric diabetes clinical program. For the first time, it will bring together under one roof the dedicated services of physicians, clinical psychologists, nurses, diabetes educators, social workers, dietitians, and administrative staff to achieve one goal: to provide the best possible care and support to children and young adults with diabetes and their families.

An expanded team of clinical faculty and staff will provide individualized and comprehensive care to patients -- in a dedicated new space. Clinic sessions will be expanded, Monday through Friday. Our administrative staff will also increase in size to provide personal attention to each family, assist patients in navigating the system to gain direct access to clinicians, and obtain all the supplies and resources our families may need. We will also be developing a broad education curriculum for patients, families and all caregivers, including school teachers and coaches, and facilitate the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood. Lastly, we will establish satellite clinics in outlying communities throughout Northern California, and an advanced telemedicine system to reach patients in the neighboring states and eventually in remote third world countries.