100% of what we do is for our kids.

For over 100 years, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been delivering exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California. Parents choose UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital because we have the best trained and most experienced specialists and because of the genuine passion with which we treat every child.

You can expect a better outcome when your treatment team includes sub-specialty, fellowship-trained physicians covering over 30 pediatric specialties. We care for tens of thousands of children each year. This means more experience, which means quality care and better outcomes.

Care and training from a comprehensive team of highly trained board-certified pediatric specialists, nurses, technicians, and therapists is vital to ensure the right treatment from the start. This is the work we dedicate our lives to.

Our doctors know that children can't be treated as small adults. All our equipment is kid-sized, and we know the protocols that work best for children. They benefit from lower doses of radiation and anesthesia administered by pediatric specialists who stay abreast of the most innovative treatments.

Our trauma center in Oakland is an ACS verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center (one of only six in California) and is dedicated exclusively to caring for children. We are one of a few hospitals with the specialized staff and facilities able to treat rare illnesses and health problems in children.

  • U.S. News & World Report Ranks UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals among the nation’s "Best Hospitals."

  • UCSF Benioff Children's has 30+ pediatric subspecialties from neurosurgery to sports medicine to urology.

  • Research shows better outcomes when treated at an ACS verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Benioff Children's Oakland is one of only five in California, and our doctors care exclusively for children.

  • Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland's emergency room sees more kids each year than do the emergency rooms of the other local children's hospitals combined.

Medical Education

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is a nationally recognized teaching hospital. We provide accredited residency education in general pediatrics and fellowship education to pediatricians seeking subspecialty training. UCSF Benioff Children's plays a major role in providing pediatric education to over 800 residents, fellows and medical students a year.  


Our Mission

Our mission — the reason we exist — is Caring, Healing, Teaching and Discovering.

Our Vision

Our vision — what we want to be — is to be the best provider of health care services, the best place to work and the best environment for teaching and research.


UCSF PRIDE values are the cornerstone for everything we do and unite our faculty, students, researchers, caregivers, and staff in building a culture of collaboration that inspires us be our best today and in the future. Our values describe how we behave and what we stand for as we move forward to fulfill our mission.

P - Professionalism: To be competent, accountable, reliable and responsible, interacting positively and collaboratively with all colleagues, students, patients, visitors and business partners.

R - Respect: To treat all others as you wish to be treated, being courteous and kind, acting with utmost consideration of others.

I - Integrity: To be honest, trustworthy and ethical, always doing the right thing, without compromising the truth, and being fair and sincere.

D - Diversity: To appreciate and celebrate differences in others, creating an environment of equity and inclusion with opportunities for everyone to reach their potential.

E - Excellence: To be dedicated, motivated, innovative and confident, giving your best every day, encouraging and supporting others to excel in everything they do.
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