Paul S. May and Frank Stein
Paul S. May passed away on September 12, 2013. Together with Frank Stein, Paul made many generous gifts over the past decade that helped improve the lives of CPMC patients.
Help us expand urgently needed endoscopy services at CPMC
Join in a new fundraising effort to expand the May-Stein Endoscopy Center. As a leader in the interventional endoscopy field, CPMC is receiving increasing numbers of patients with pancreatic disease, but there is a shortage of space to handle this increase. The solution: expand the May-Stein Endoscopy Center by constructing a new procedure room with fluoroscopy advanced technology. Your gift will benefit patients who urgently need diagnosis and treatment.
The Paul S. May and Frank Stein Interventional Endoscopy Center
On March 20, 2008, The Paul S. May and Frank Stein Interventional Endoscopy CenterOpens new window opened on the Pacific Campus of CPMC. A state-of-the-art facility, the Center is one of the latest additions to the Medical Center’s already world-class medical programs.
Stein’s mother and sister passed away from pancreatic cancer which made the donors even more determined to tackle the disease head on. They met with the Center’s Director, Kenneth Binmoeller, M.D., and the rest is history.
Their altruistic spirit and extraordinary vision established an unprecedented level of support of the complex digestive disease program at California Pacific. This new Center houses a dedicated team of acclaimed endoscopists, researchers, surgeons and clinicians and allows the Medical Center’s Interventional Endoscopy Program to set itself apart from any other in the nation.
The Frank Stein and Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation
Distinguished donors make second multi-million endowment
On January 15, 2009, California Pacific Medical Center Foundation and CPMC's Ophthalmology Department honored the generosity of Frank Stein and Paul S. May for establishing an endowment to name and support in perpetuity The Frank Stein and Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation.Opens new window
A story of philanthropy
Stein’s interest in low vision began years ago when he discovered he had glaucoma. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause irreversible damage unless proper medications are prescribed in time.
May had also shared a personal history with low vision. “My mother developed severe glaucoma when I was nine years old. There wasn’t much available to her in the way of tools she could use to compensate for her low vision. Fortunately, it is different today.”
Director of the Center and leading authority on low vision rehabilitation, Donald Fletcher, M.D., and Chairman of Ophthalmology Susan Day, M.D., lead the Center in its mission to teach people with low vision how to maximize their sight to live full, productive lives.