About Us


At UC San Diego Health, you have access to innovative, investigational treatments and therapies. This is because our physicians and their UC San Diego School of Medicine colleagues are researchers. They are continuously making discoveries to improve your health and quality of life.

Alpha Stem Cell Clinic

We are one of five “Alpha Clinics” in a network designated by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. The UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is the cell therapy arm of Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health. We specialize in early phase, first-in-human trials. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center also supports research and education in stem cells.

Our mission is to advance the testing and delivery of safe and effective stem cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine.

For more information about UC San Diego Alpha Clinic, visit https://stemcells.ucsd.edu/cirm-alpha-stem-cell-clinic/

Moores Cancer Center

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the San Diego region. Such centers are prominent among the leading institutions in the nation that are dedicated to scientific innovation and clinical excellence, and studies show that outcomes are better at NCI-designated centers.

Moores Cancer Center also is the first and only San Diego-based member institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers that treat patients with a broad spectrum of cancers and are recognized for dealing with complex, aggressive or rare cancers.

We are unique in bringing clinical care together with support services, clinical trials (more than 200) for novel therapies, prevention and outreach programs, and cancer research laboratories — all under one roof.

Our multidisciplinary team approach includes translating the basic scientific discoveries of our research faculty into new treatments for cancer patients in the clinic. For more information about UC San Diego Health Moores Cancer Center, visit https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer.

Contact Us

Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
9500 Gilman Drive # 0695
La Jolla, CA 92093-0695
Phone: 1-844-317-STEM (7836)
E-mail: blcabrera@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Health, Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
E-mail: ssummeril@health.ucsd.edu