December 6, 2024 • New York, NY

 
Featuring The Pulse-Setter Awards

The Annual Pulse of the City Gala®

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death globally and affects millions around the world. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation® (CRF®) is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to interventional cardiology innovation, research, and education. For more than 30 years, we have been helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people with heart and vascular disease. Our signature scientific symposium is the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics® (TCT®) conference, the world's premier meeting in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Now in its 16th year, our annual fundraiser has become a hallmark event of the holiday season, drawing hundreds of luminaries in cardiovascular medicine and other medical disciplines, as well as high-ranking leaders in government, business, and the community who are passionate about improving treatment for patients with heart and vascular disease. Funds raised at The Annual Pulse of the City Gala® allow CRF® to pursue innovative areas of research, train tomorrow’s physician leaders, and educate the medical community and public about heart health. A portion of these funds will be dedicated to supporting the CRF® Fellowship Program designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in interventional cardiology research and innovation.

 

About The Pulse-Setter Awards

Inaugurated in 2022, the Pulse-Setter Awards shine a spotlight on extraordinary individuals and initiatives whose dedication to innovation is driving positive change in medicine and health care. CRF® firmly believes in recognizing and celebrating those that embody the spirit of innovation as they play a crucial role in shaping the future of healthcare. The Annual Pulse of the City Gala® serves as an opportunity to honor those who tirelessly address unmet needs, enhance patient outcomes, and improve access to health care.

Pulse-Setter
Crusader

For driving positive change, pioneering innovative methods to enhance health care access and equity, or significantly impacting patient quality of life.

Pulse-Setter
Leader

For an exceptional leader who demonstrates unwavering commitment to perform at an elevated standard of excellence.

Pulse-Setter
Trailblazer

Awarded to a program that creates innovative uses for emerging technologies.

Support the Gala

Thank you for your interest in supporting our signature fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the medical research and educational programs of CRF®. A portion of these funds will be dedicated to supporting the CRF® Fellowship Program designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in interventional cardiology research and innovation. Your contribution makes 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.

Reserve a table or purchase tickets using the online form below.

You can make a secure, tax-deductible donation today to CRF® – whether you are able to attend the gala or not.

 

Sponsorships

CRF® offers several underwriting opportunities for the gala. To learn how you can become a sponsor, contact Irma Damhuis at 646-434-4690 or idamhuis@crf.org.

Premier ($60,000) Includes one table for 10 with premier seating, special recognition during program, recognition on digital signage, table recognition signs, complimentary Gold digital ad on event screens, name listed in digital save-the-date and digital Invitation, and logo on Gala website.

Leadership ($40,000) Includes one table for 10 with premium seating, special thanks announcement during program, complimentary Silver digital ad on event screens, and recognition on digital signage.

Benefactor ($30,000) Includes one table for 10, complimentary Bronze digital ad on event screens, and recognition on digital signage.

 

Tickets

Patron ($3,000)Includes preferred seating for one person and recognition on digital signage.

Individual ($2,000)Includes seating for one person.

Fellows Please contact us for more information on special pricing.

 

Ads

Digital Advertisement ($4,000)Please contact Judy Romero at 646-434-4608 or jromero@crf.org.

Pulse-Setter
Leader
Jessica Mega, MD, MPH

Jessica Mega, MD, MPH

For an exceptional leader who demonstrates unwavering commitment to perform at an elevated standard of excellence.

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Jessica Mega, MD, MPH

Dr. Jessica L. Mega is co-founder of Verily, one of the most impactful and future-determining technology companies that is applying artificial intelligence and data science to accelerate evidence-generation and enable more precise interventions to improve patient outcomes. Verily is part of the Alphabet family of companies, which includes Google.

Pulse-Setter
Champion
L. Nelson Hopkins, MD

L. Nelson Hopkins, MD

For an exceptional individual whose commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration and mentorship in medicine has set new standards for patient care and innovation.

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L. Nelson Hopkins, MD

A pioneer in the catheter-based treatment of neurovascular diseases including stroke, Dr. L. Nelson (Nick) Hopkins introduced the subspecialty of endovascular neurosurgery in the United States. He also spearheaded one of the world’s largest and most respected stroke centers where innovative methods were developed to treat patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Pulse-Setter
Crusader
Michael R. Jaff, DO

Michael R. Jaff, DO

For demonstrating leadership, effecting positive change, adopting innovative methods to improve access to care, or making an exceptional impact on health care delivery and patient quality of life.

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Michael R. Jaff, DO

Collaboration and innovation. Those are the bywords for Michael Jaff's career. He is driven by the incredible shift in thought and the massive potential for impact in the evolution of treatment for peripheral vascular diseases from surgical-based to minimally invasive treatment.

Pulse-Setter
Trailblazer
Colby Holtshouse
On behalf of the JADA® System/Organon

Colby Holtshouse

On behalf of the JADA® System/Organon

Awarded to a program that creates innovative uses for emerging technologies.

Organon

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Colby Holtshouse

On behalf of the JADA® System/Organon

Even in the 21st century, a significant number of women die in childbirth. One of the major causes is postpartum hemorrhage — heavy, hard-to-control bleeding that can occur without warning. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 14 million cases of PPH occur globally each year, which in some cases may result in major complications.

 

Past Honorees

 

2023 Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting The Annual Pulse of the City Gala®.
We are deeply grateful for your support.


PREMIER

Medtronic

LEADERSHIP

Cathworks
Concept Medical
Edwards
Siemens

About CRF®

LET'S DEFY HEART DISEASE TOGETHER.

For over 30 years, CRF® has been dedicated to helping doctors improve the survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease.

No other organization combines cutting-edge preclinical and clinical research with exceptional medical education to achieve one practical goal: to get better therapies into doctors' hands quickly. By covering all aspects of the research continuum, we're able to accelerate the speed that breakthrough therapies reach patients through doctors, so patients everywhere can live longer, healthier lives.

We need your help to accelerate our efforts so that more people can benefit from the medical advances being made each day. Together, we can give millions of people around the world hope for a brighter, healthier future.

OUR MODEL TO DEFY HEART DISEASE

 

Cardiovascular Research Foundation®

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Juan F. Granada, MD

FACULTY

Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD
Andrea Abizaid, MD, PhD
Ziad A. Ali, MD, DPhil
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
David J. Cohen, MD, MSc
Michael B. Collins, MD
George D. Dangas, MD, PhD
Anthony N. DeMaria, MD
Jose M. Dizon, 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
Margaret McEntegart, MD
Roxana Mehran, MD
Gary S. Mintz, MD
Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
Tamim M. Nazif, MD
Manish A. Parikh, MD
Sahil A. Parikh, MD
Alexandra Popma, MD
LeRoy E. Rabbani, MD
Robert J. Sommer, MD
Torsten P. Vahl, MD
Giora Weisz, MD
Geng-Hua Yi, MD

Board of Directors

Eric B. Woldenberg, Esq - Chairman

Joseph G. Beck
Colette Y. Gardner
Juan F. Granada, MD
William A. Himmelsbach, MPH, FACHE
Karen G. Krasney, JD
Teresa Leste
Frank Litvack, MD
Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
Eric A. Rose, MD
Marvin L. Woodall