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Our Mission

The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Dean’s Office is committed to developing a closer and more collaborative relationship between the faculty and staff on both sides of the Bay. Our office serves as a resource for the School of Medicine faculty in Oakland and cross-bay departments. We provide advice, guidance, and service for academic, clinical, education, advocacy, and research.

Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland | Our History

Bertha Wright, Mabel Weed, and a group of local women founded the Baby Hospital, which later became the Children's Hospital Oakland, in 1912. In 2014, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Oakland affiliated, bringing together two respected organizations that are individually committed, and recognized for excellence in children’s health.

Together, as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, we have established Northern California’s largest network of pediatric providers, with the sole aim of advancing our mission to protect and advance children’s health and well-being through clinical care, teaching and research.

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Logos of Children’s Hospital Oakland and UCSF coming together