Credentialing and Privileging Services

The Credentialing and Privileging functions of the Medical Staff Office are cornerstone functions of UCSF. These functions contribute toward providing safe patient care and simultaneously mitigate against risk.

As detailed below, our credentialing and privileging personnel perform credentialing for all healthcare practitioners practicing within the UCSF Medical Center, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital, and our Clinically Integrated Network contract providers.


Medical Staff

DDS - Doctor of Dental Surgery
DMD - Doctor of Medical Dentistry
DO - Doctor of Osteopathy
DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
MBBCH - Foreign Trained Medical Doctor
MBBS - Foreign Trained Medical Doctor
MD - Medical Doctor
PhD - Clinical Psychologist
PsyD - Clinical Psychologist

Advance Practice Providers

CNM - Certified Nurse Midwives
CRNA - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
NP - Nurse Practitioners
PA - Physician Assistants 

Allied Health Providers

LAc - Licensed Acupuncturists
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Workers
MFT - Marriage and Family Therapists
MS (GC) - Genetic Counselors
OD - Doctors of Optometry
PHARMD - Pharmacists
PT - Physical Therapists

Credentialing and privileging is completed for the following facilities/groups:

UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital    
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – San Francisco    
UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital    
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion    
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
UCSF Benioff Children's Physicians Foundation
UCSF School of Dentistry    
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics
Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) Contracted Groups

Credentialing analysts are assigned to practitioners to provide assistance throughout the credentialing process.