Our Alliance with UCSF Health

A powerful partnership for enhanced care

At MarinHealth, we believe in going above and beyond to provide our community with the best possible care. Sometimes, that means literally going beyond our existing service area to form powerful alliances that allow us to enhance our offerings, right here in our own community. That’s why we continue to build on our decades-long relationship with UCSF Health. We have formed a strategic alliance that expands access to highly specialized clinical care in Marin County and the North Bay. In summer of 2021, we expanded our alliance to include additional services in maternity, and orthopedics.

Maternity Care

UCSF Health’s Dr. Melissa Rosenstein, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in complicated and high-risk pregnancies, serves as MarinHealth’s co-medical director for obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Rosenstein brings expertise in the care of women with diabetes, high blood pressure and other medical conditions, as well as managing pregnancy complications such as twins, history of preterm birth or fetal abnormalities. In her role as medical director, Rosenstein uses evidence-based clinical guidelines to drive continuous quality improvement and to shape patient care coordination. Dr. Rosenstein also serves as part of the MarinHealth Medical Center staff. She works with local MarinHealth Medical Network obstetricians to provide access to specialized care and some of the most advanced screening and diagnostic testing available, as well as access to several UCSF Health maternal fetal geneticists, who number among just 100 such experts in the whole country.

Pediatric Programs

MarinHealth collaborates with UCSF Health in two ways: through our hospital partnership at MarinHealth Medical Center and through our expansive network of MarinHealth | UCSF Health clinics. These include pediatric and family medicine clinics for your child’s routine wellness appointments and screenings. For more advanced, specialized treatment of serious medical conditions we also work with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital on these pediatric programs:

  • Benioff Children’s Hospital
    Our relationship with UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital allows Marin families to benefit from the resources and knowledge base of one of the nation’s preeminent pediatric hospitals. UCSF Perinatologists and Neonatologists work onsite, monitoring difficult pregnancies and caring for fragile newborns in the Medical Center’s Level II NICU. A UCSF prenatal diagnostic center staffed with specialists in high-risk obstetrics located adjacent to the hospital enables Marin women with high-risk pregnancies to get the extra monitoring they need close to home, and deliver their babies at MarinHealth Medical Center.
  • Madison Clinic
    As a satellite location of the UCSF Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, our Braden Diabetes Center’s Childhood Diabetes Program provides outpatient education and support for our young patients, including access to an Endocrinologist, Pediatric Nurses, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.
  • Pediatric Surgery
    UCSF Health pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists operate at MarinHealth Medical Center, assisted by MarinHealth staff. Pediatric procedures include ambulatory and same-day surgeries. Specialties offered include pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT), urology, and plastic surgery.


Our relationship with the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery allows us to offer seamless patient care in Marin. UCSF Neurosurgeons provide exceptional expertise for spine and brain surgery on both an emergency and elective basis at MarinHealth Medical Center.


UCSF Health’s Dr. Derek Ward serves as co-medical director with MarinHealth’s Dr. Eric Bava to support a robust and comprehensive orthopedic program. Our growing orthopedics partnership with UCSF Health now includes three orthopedic care clinics in Marin county. The newest location, opened in summer of 2021 in San Rafael, brings UCSF’s nationally-recognized orthopedic program to Marin county. Together our world-class orthopedic specialists treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions using the most advanced treatments, such as minimally invasive surgeries that can lead to rapid recoveries. We specialize in general sports medicine, arthritis, primary and revision total joint surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder as well as non-operative spine procedures.

Primary and Specialty Care Clinics

To help you get and stay healthy, MarinHealth Medical Network, in alliance with UCSF Health, offers excellent specialists and primary care providers in convenient locations across the North Bay. Providers are available in more than 20 specialties.