Clinical Services

San Francisco Tuberculosis Control

Located on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus, the San Francisco Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program is charged with the control, prevention, and elimination of tuberculosis in San Francisco by providing compassionate, equitable, and supportive care of the highest quality to all persons affected by this disease. The program includes a centralized TB clinic that specializes in the education, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of active disease and latent TB infection. The SFDPH TB Prevention and Control Program is responsible for the case management / clinical oversight of all patients with active TB, along with the contact investigation and TB surveillance activities in San Francisco.

The TB Prevention and Control Program also participates in research studies as part of the TB Epidemiology Studies Consortium (PI: Jennifer Flood) and the TB Trials Consortium (PI: Payam Nahid). The program has a history of innovation and has conducted early pilot programs of interferon gamma release assays, rapid molecular testing (e.g. NAAT, GeneXpert), homeless shelter TB screening, and population surveillance of LTBI. Through a longstanding physicians services contract between the City and County of San Francisco and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at ZSFG-UCSF (PI: Payam Nahid), UCSF TB faculty contribute to clinical services provided by the TB Control Clinic.

San Francisco Tuberculosis Control Clinic

Sponsor: City and County of San Francisco

Director / TB Controller: Susannah K. Graves, MD, MPH

Medical Director: Janice Louie, MD, MPH