Robert J. Frascino '74

Vice Chair, Alumni-Elected Trustee

Professional Affiliation Founder and President,
The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Los Altos, California
Educational Background Oberlin College, BA, 1974
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Children's Hospital, Oakland (Internship/Residency)
University of California, San Francisco (Fellowship)
Term of Board Service 2004-2013

Robert J. Frascino is president and founder of the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. A Fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Frascino served as associate clinical professor of medicine, Division of Immunology, Rheumatology, and Allergy, at Stanford University Medical Center from 1983 until 2001. Robert Frascino

He is a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine and has also been a distinguished member of the executive boards of numerous state and regional associations, including past president of the California Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology, the Allergy/Immunology Association of Northern California, and past president of the Allergy, Asthma, Immunology Foundation of Northern California.

In 1991, while performing a routine medical procedure on a patient with HIV infection, Dr. Frascino sustained a hollow-bore needle stick and laceration, resulting in his seroconversion to HIV positive. He retired from his medical practice in 1996 to concentrate his efforts on AIDS awareness, fund raising, and teaching.

An award-winning classical pianist, Dr. Frascino has performed a series of concerts titled "A Concerted Effort" to benefit AIDS service organizations worldwide.