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Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute in California

Uniquely Suited to Answer
Today’s Questions

Data from more than 1,200 physicians’
practices linked by a single electronic
medical record system allows us to
answer the real-world questions about
what works best in keeping our
communities healthy.
Learn more about our research projects.

Where Care and Science Meet

The PAMF Research Institute was founded
in 1950 on the idea that both research
and clinical practice work best when they
can collaborate and inform each other.
Learn how this has shaped our past
and charts our future.

Further Our Mission

Through donations, we are able to undertake
more projects that improve the quality of
care for patients and ensure health
systems and policymakers have the
best possible scientific data to inform
their decisions.
Learn more about how you can help.

Who We Are

The PAMF Research Institute leverages its close connection with PAMF’s health care delivery and patient/community education arms to find answers to some of today’s most pressing issues in medicine. From traditional clinical research to sophisticated analytics-based studies on treatment outcomes and care delivery, the PAMF Research Institute is building the scientific basis for how health care will be practiced in the 21st Century.

Policy Documents

These documents are meant for professional investigators working with the Research Institute. Some links require Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader (download for free).

Contact Us

The PAMF Research Institute welcomes feedback, questions and research ideas.

Please contact us at either:

Main Number (Ames Building): 650-326-8120

Clinical Research: 650-853-5757

Or by email to

Members of the media, please visit our Newsroom for a list of press contacts.