The Vive Center would like to recognize the legacy, contributions, and accomplishments of Dr. Bert Lubin, who passed away peacefully in June. While served as the CMO of Vive Center, Bert spearheaded several collaborative projects bringing the most advanced 3D immersive technologies in the medical field.
Bert joined the Children’s Hospital Oakland in 1973 and launched what became to be known as the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. He dedicated his research toward the treatment of blood diseases and most notably sickle cell disease. In 2009, he became the president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Oakland and became the driving force behind the affiliation between Children’s Hospital Oakland and University of California, San Francisco before his retirement in 2018.
We are grateful for all of Bert’s contributions to our center, our partners, and the College of Engineering. Bert will be remembered fondly for his smile, warmth, and dedication toward helping those in need. His guidance to everyone at the Vive Center will be deeply missed.