The Gerbode Building
The Gerbode Building at Clay & Webster, built in the 1960s, is named after Frank Gerbode, MD, the first president of the Institute of Medical Sciences. Doctor Gerbode, a pioneering cardiac surgeon, along with others of his staff, played key roles in developing equipment that made possible heart by-pass surgery. The Gerbode Building was the original home for the Institute for Medical Sciences, the antecedent to California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. The facility was constructed from funds provided (in part) by the National Institutes of Health.
The Brannan Street Facilities
Located in the fast-growing South of Market area, the Brannan laboratories are built next to San Francisco's original shoreline. The structure is nearly a hundred years old, but has been recently renovated and retrofitted in compliance with seismic code. The renovated building boasts a new atrium with natural light, as well as the historical charm of raw brick interior walls and massive wood posts.
The Brannan facility with broad, open lab space, is state-of-the-art. All PIs (principal investigators) share a unified laboratory space which facilitates technical and scientific collaboration. Housed within the Brannan facility is the SimSurg Education Center, a multi- disciplinary facility providing a vital platform for continuing education while also creating a laboratory setting for research and development in surgical skills innovation, anesthesia techniques and nursing education.
185 Berry Street
Located in the shadow of San Francisco’s AT&T Ball Park, 185 Berry Street is the home of the San Francisco Coordinating Center. The Coordinating Center’s offices in China Basin house a thriving community of California Pacific researchers, many of whom are also associated with the Bay Area’s leading medical schools and teaching hospitals. These scientists specialize in conducting large multi-center studies in women's health, aging, cognitive function, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer prevention, osteoporosis, arthritis, and dementia.
Donald Hill, M.D.; Maryanne Gerbode