Clinical Research

A generous contribution by the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Charitable Foundation, Inc., has made it possible for Torrance Memorial Medical Center to provide a dedicated medical research program.

While the medical center has participated in clinical studies before, the Vasek Polak Research Program allows for even greater involvement in medical research.

The Vasek Polak Research Program has been actively establishing the foundation for ongoing clinical trials in various areas including the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

The Program was established to honor the benevolent wishes of its namesake, successful South Bay businessman and philanthropist Vasek Polak. The Co-Directors of his charitable foundation have graciously provided funding to the medical center to bring valuable and potentially life-saving studies to benefit people around the world.

These same Co-Directors, Soterios Menzelos and Jeffrey Bucher, have been charitable to the medical center in other ways. Over the last several years, generous gifts have funded the expansion of the mammography services at The Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center and supported the growth of diagnostic radiology services at the Polak Imaging Pavilion, both located at 3275 Skypark Drive.

To contact the Vasek Polak Research Program, call 310-517-4714.