About the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute


Established in 2002, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, research institute that is committed to advancing medical research that may lead to new treatments, early detection and prevention programs for chronic disorders— including diseases of the heart, lung and blood.

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of PHLBI, is focused on the treatment and prevention of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer with few treatment options and even fewer sources of research funding. The PMC’s mission is to better serve a growing number of mesothelioma victims by supporting the nation’s first-of-its-kind, and only, medical research laboratory that conducts intramural research.  The PMC operates in conjunction with the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program. Together with the VA and UCLA, the PMC aims to provide laboratory-to-the-bedside research and works to improve mesothelioma victims’ lives and longevity by exploring better treatment options.


Meet Our Team


Our staff functions in multiple capacities to maximize the use of our human and fiscal resources for administration, research and health consumer education.

Contact Us!

Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

10780 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 478-4678