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Social Work and Case Management

The Neuro-Oncology social worker specializes in the care of patients with brain tumors and their loved ones.

Our Neuro-Oncology social worker, Rosemary Rossi, MSW, meets with all new patients when possible, assessing each person's individual needs and providing appropriate emotional and concrete support. This may include short-term counseling with patients and family, support groups, advocacy, and referrals to community resources. The social worker also provides information and education about advance directives, palliative care, hospice, family leave and disability benefits, insurance, lodging, transportation, and cancer-related support programs available at UCSF and in the community.

UCSF neuro-oncology patients and their caregivers who are interested in our social work and case management services, please contact Rosemary Rossi (