Alan Malouf

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Alan Malouf
Alan Malouf Red Carpet Event.jpg
Born Alan Robert Malouf
San Francisco, California, United States
Residence Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, D.D.S.
Occupation Dentist, Philanthropist, Socialite

Dr. Alan Robert Malouf, D.D.S., is a society dentist practicing in San Francisco, California.


Born the son of a textile manufacturer.[1] Dr. Malouf is a third generation San Franciscan[1][2] and resides in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California.[3] His family name is of Lebanese descent. Dr. Malouf is a supporter of the arts and is known for his patronage of the San Francisco Opera and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.[4]

Education and career[edit]

Dr. Malouf received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Malouf opened his private dental practice in 1989.[1][2] His practice, located at 450 Sutter Street in Union Square, is one of the most respected in San Francisco, serving many high-profile clients.[3][5]


Malouf is also a patron of many philanthropic organizations, including the San Francisco Opera,[6][7][8][9] the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Prince of Wales Foundation.[10]

Dr. Malouf was a lead sponsor for Cartier and America, an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from December 2009 to May 2010.[11] The exhibition was exclusive to San Francisco and commemorated Cartier’s 100th anniversary in the United States. The retrospective featured important jewelry, clocks and objet d’art from American collections as well as rare pieces from Cartier's private collection, never seen before in public.[11][12] When asked why he chose to sponsor the Cartier and America exhibition, Dr. Malouf was quoted as saying, “I'm enthralled by that kind of intricacy and detail."[13]

In the spring of 2010, Dr. Malouf was recommended to become a member of The Prince of Wales Foundation.[14] The Prince of Wales Foundation is a charity organization that bestows grants in the United States, Britain and other countries.[15] As a member of the Foundation, Dr. Malouf has been a guest of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and in Scotland.[10]

Dr. Malouf was a sponsor for "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond", an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from September 2013 to February 2014. The exhibition was the first and only exhibition of Bulgari in the United States. It focused on the decades from the 1950s to the 1980s and included photos of celebrities in Bulgari as well as several pieces once owned by Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

Dr. Malouf, a trained pianist,[1][18] is a collector and connoisseur of fine arts and antiques.[2][19] His private collection includes examples of English Regency period furniture, California Plein Air Impressionist paintings, 19th century Persian carpets, Edo period Japanese screens, Tang Dynasty pottery and Ming Dynasty porcelain.[1][2][18] Through his appearances at philanthropic, cultural and society events, Dr. Malouf is consistently named among the best-dressed gentlemen in San Francisco society and is a prominent fixture in the social scene.[3][20][21][22][23]


  1. ^ a b c d e Michele Devara (March 18, 2012). "Cuff links accentuate Alan Malouf's debonair flair". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Elisabeth Laurence (November 5–6, 2005). "A Life in Balance". San Francisco Examiner. 
  3. ^ a b c "Haute Secrets: Alan Malouf’s Guide to San Francisco". Haute Living. May 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff Report (September 10, 2008). "Penthouse Terrace Showcases Panoramic Views". San Francisco Examiner. 
  5. ^ Leah Garchik (September 29, 2010). "Column". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. 
  6. ^ Carolyne Zinko (September 14, 2009). "Opera opening gala a sellout success". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Catherine Bigelow (September 12, 2011). "S.F. Opera's opening gala a resplendent red smash". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Carolyne Zinko and Sylvia Rubin (September 8, 2008). "Hot night for San Francisco Opera opening". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  9. ^ Drew Altizer (October 3, 2009). "San Francisco Opera opens its 87th season with Verdi’s Il Trovatore". San Francisco Philanthropist. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Carolyne Zinko (July 3, 2011). "Caperon: half cape, half apron". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. 
  11. ^ a b "Cartier and America: Coming to the Legion of Honor in December". Legion of Honor /Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 
  12. ^ "Cartier and America". Legion of Honor /Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 
  13. ^ Catherine Bigelow (December 20, 2009). "Cartier kickoff's crowning success". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ Carolyne Zinko (June 13, 2010). "Prince of Wales Nomination". San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate. 
  15. ^ Bob Colacello (December 1005). "A Court of His Own". Vanity Fair Magazine. 
  16. ^ Carolyne Zinko (September 15, 2013). "Bulgari show-stopping jewels at de Young". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990". Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b Carolyne Zinko (November 2007). "Penthouse is aerie of serenity in Pacific Heights". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. 
  19. ^ Carolyne Zinko (December 1, 2010). "Fall Antiques Show, Giants a perfect pair". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ "SFlashback: Alan Malouf and Armani, 1980". San Francisco Luxury Living. February 3, 2009. 
  21. ^ "Best Dressed Hall of Fame". Nob Hill Gazette. July 2011. 
  22. ^ Claudia Paolinelli (June 2012). "A Tasteful Trio". Nob Hill Gazette. 
  23. ^ Aaron Britt (June 10, 2012). "Wedding attire for bridegrooms and guests". San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate. Retrieved June 12, 2012.