About

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death globally and affects millions around the world.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. This year’s Gala celebrates the breakthrough treatments and revolutionary technologies that save lives and drastically improve patient outcomes.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit CRF’s medical research and educational programs.

6:30 PM | Friday, December 8, 2017

Co-Chairs
Martin B. Leon, MD
Gregg W. Stone, MD

The Plaza
Grand Ballroom
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, NY

For more information, please contact Irma Damhuis at 646-434-4690 or idamhuis@crf.org.

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2016 Gala

CRF Honors Dr. Allan Schwartz at the 2016 Annual Pulse of the City Gala

Over 500 people gathered to honor distinguished cardiologist Dr. Allan Schwartz at the Annual Pulse of the City Gala on Friday, December 9, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel. Dr. Schwartz, Chief of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, was recognized for his vital role in advancing the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease through his dedication to patient care, research and education. His pioneering work in identifying and preventing cardiac risks in professional athletes was also recognized.

Many of our colleagues from NYPH/CUMC were among those who attended the festive evening and celebrated Dr. Schwartz’s achievements, along with the former NBA Commissioner David Stern and actress Tovah Feldshuh. Dr. Martin Leon and Dr. Gregg Stone were the Gala Co-Chairs. The event raised funds for CRF's medical research and educational programs.

Support the Gala

Thank you for your interest in supporting our signature fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit CRF’s medical research and educational programs. Your contribution will make a significant difference in the care of people with heart disease by allowing us to pursue innovative areas of research, train tomorrow’s physician leaders and educate the medical community and the public about heart health. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Make a secure, tax-deductible donation today to CRF.

To reserve a table or purchase tickets, please complete the online form below.

SPONSORSHIPS
CRF offers several underwriting opportunities for the gala. For more information, please contact Irma Damhuis at 646-434-4690 or idamhuis@crf.org.

Premier ($50,000)
Includes an exclusive VIP cocktail reception, one table for 10 with premier seating, special thanks announcement from podium, recognition in gala program, digital advertisement at the event, and Web link with company name and logo on CRF Web site for one year.

Leadership ($25,000) Limited Availability
Includes one table for 10 with premium seating, special thanks announcement from podium, recognition in gala program, and digital advertisement at the event.

Benefactor ($15,000) Very Limited Availability
Includes one table for 10 with priority seating and special recognition in gala program.

TICKETS
Patron ($1,750)
Includes preferred seating and recognition in gala program.

Individual ($1,000)

ADS
Digital Advertisement ($2,500)

For more information, please contact Judy Romero at 646-434-4608 or jromero@crf.org.

About CRF

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. We are committed to igniting the next wave of innovation in research and education that will help doctors save and improve the quality of their patients’ lives.

 

Our Model to Defy Heart Disease

By covering all aspects of the research continuum, we’re able to accelerate the speed with which breakthrough therapies reach patients through doctors, improving survival rates and quality of life for patients worldwide.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Martin B. Leon, MD Founder and Chairman Emeritus Co-Director, M

Martin B. Leon, MD

Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Co-Director, Medical Research and Education

Gregg W. Stone, MD Immediate Past Chairman Co-Director, Medical

Gregg W. Stone, MD

Immediate Past Chairman
Co-Director, Medical Research and Education


Faculty

  • Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD
  • Andrea Abizaid, MD, PhD
  • Ziad A. Ali, MD, DPhil
  • Ori Ben-Yehuda, MD
  • Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
  • Michael B. Collins, MD
  • George D. Dangas, MD, PhD
  • Jose M. Dizon, MD
  • Anthony N. DeMaria, MD
  • Philippe Généreux, MD
  • Isaac George, MD
  • Juan F. Granada, MD
  • Rebecca T. Hahn, MD
  • Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc
  • Nisha Jhalani, MD
  • Greg L. Kaluza MD, PhD
  • Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD
  • Omar K. Khalique, MD
  • Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
  • Susheel Kodali, MD
  • Ioanna Kosmidou, MD, PhD
  • Nicholas J. Lembo, MD
  • Martin B. Leon, MD
  • Akiko Maehara, MD
  • Roxana Mehran, MD
  • James K. Min, MD
  • Gary S. Mintz, MD
  • Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
  • Tamim M. Nazif, MD
  • Manish A. Parikh, MD
  • Sahil A. Parikh, MD
  • LeRoy E. Rabbani, MD
  • Robert J. Sommer, MD
  • Gregg W. Stone, MD
  • Giora Weisz, MD
  • Geng-Hua Yi, MD

Board of Directors

  • Eric B. Woldenberg, Esq
  • Chairman
  • Joseph G. Beck
  • Colette Y. Gardner
  • William A. Himmelsbach, MPH, FACHE
  • Karen G. Krasney, JD
  • Frank Litvack, MD
  • Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
  • Arthur J. Pergament
  • Eric A. Rose, MD
  • Marvin L. Woodall