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The Connie Frank Transplant Center at UCSF

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"Dedicated to true heroes; Those who give without wanting; Those who receive without forgetting."

On January 11, 2008, the concept of the Connie Frank Transplant Center was born. A philanthropic visionary, Ms. Connie Frank, recognized a need that existed for patients and care-givers in the Transplant Service at UCSF. "When the patients come to the clinic, you know they are receiving world-class treatment, but they need a space that gives them a better sense of comfort and care," said Frank.


a wing can be amazing,
but it can be disastrous.
if a wing fails in the air,
you fall,
But someone catches you,
and you are fine.
Both have good wings,
and you soar like angels.
The faller,
they will never forget the feeling,
of being close to death,
and being saved.
And the catcher,
The catcher will never forget,
will never forget the wonderful,
wonderful feeling,
of saving and helping someone.


Throughout the nearly two year-long process, Connie Frank and her husband, Evan Thompson, were involved every step of the way. Dr. John Roberts said, "Connie's keen sense of design and detail has transformed the space into what it is today- an incredible place for our patients and their families, as well as our faculty and staff."

The design of the Transplant Center celebrates the intimacy of giving and the healing power of inspirational views. Upon entering the space, patients and visitors are welcomed by staff and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. From the interior of the space, the use of filtered daylight and framed views provide a constant connection to the exterior. The exterior becomes part of the exam and consultation rooms that are located at the perimeter of the building and are framed by floor to ceiling windows.

Designed around the patient, the facility co-locates all staff and services to provide a comfortable and familiar home. Throughout the Center, the design welcomes patients and encourages family involvement in the healing process through ample visitors space. The Connie Frank Transplant Center is an instrument of giving that will continue to support patients and their families for years to come.

A 10,300 square foot space located on the 7th floor of our Ambulatory Care Center (400 Parnassus Avenue), the Connie Frank Transplant Center will house 5 faculty and 38 staff members. During the course of the year, our faculty will consult with over 3,000 patients.

The Connie Frank Transplant Center at UCSF opened to patients on  June 14, 2010.

View photos of the opening celebration

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