The Gala

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 nearly 30 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease.

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

Co-Chairs:
Juan F. Granada, MD
Martin B. Leon, MD
Gregg W. Stone, MD

Emcee:
Paul S. Teirsten, MD

Co-Chairs:
Juan F. Granada, MD
Martin B. Leon, MD
Gregg W. Stone, MD

The Honoree

Portrait of Eric Topol, MD

Eric Topol, MD

Dr. Eric Topol is a leading cardiologist whose work in genomics and digital technologies has transformed the future of medicine. Over the course of his career, he has spearheaded the discovery of genes which increase a person’s risk of heart attacks and pioneered the development of critical therapies now used in daily practice. His most recent work focuses on how advances in technology and precision medicine can be used to treat chronic disease and improve patient care worldwide.

Eric Topol, MD is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor, Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice President of Scripps Research. As a researcher, he has published over 1,200 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 230,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. His principal scientific focus has been on genomic and digital tools to individualize medicine.

In 2016, Dr. Topol was awarded a $207M grant from the NIH to lead a significant part of the Precision Medicine (All of Us) Initiative, a prospective research program enrolling one million participants in the United States. This is in addition to his role as principal investigator for a flagship $35M NIH grant to promote innovation in medicine. Prior to coming to Scripps in 2007, he led the Cleveland Clinic to become the #1 center for heart care and was the founder of a new medical school there. He has been voted as the #1 most influential physician leader in the U.S. in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare. Besides editing several textbooks, he has published two bestselling books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now. His new book Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again came out in 2019. Dr. Topol was commissioned by the UK to lead planning in 2018-2019 for the National Health Service’s integration of AI and new technologies.

Past Honorees

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, premier seating for 10, special recognition from podium and in gala program, and digital advertisement.

Leadership ($30,000)
Includes one table for 10 with premium seating, special thanks announcement from podium, recognition in gala program, and digital advertisement at the event.

Benefactor ($20,000) Limited Availability
Includes seating for 10 and special recognition in gala program.

Educational Sponsorship ($7,500)
Includes seating for five individuals and special recognition in gala program.

TICKETS
Patron ($2,000)
Includes preferred seating and recognition in gala program.

Individual ($1,250)

ADS
Digital Advertisement ($3,000)

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 nearly 30 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations and 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

 

CRF is the world’s leading organization specializing in interventional cardiology research and education. 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 with which breakthrough therapies reach patients through doctors, improving survival rates and quality of life for patients worldwide.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Juan F. Granada, MD President and Chief Executive Officer

Juan F. Granada, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Steven Hochberg
  • Karen G. Krasney, JD
  • Teresa Leste
  • Frank Litvack, MD
  • Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
  • Eric A. Rose, MD
  • Marvin L. Woodall