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 over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and has 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
Roxana Mehran, MD
Gregg W. Stone, MD

Gala Advisory Committee:
Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH
Chair
Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Juan F. Granada, MD
Martin B. Leon, MD
Cassandra A. McCullough, MBA
Roxana Mehran, MD
Jennifer Mieres, MD
Kim Allan Williams, MD

The Honoree

Portrait of Clyde W. Yancy

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, is Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He holds the Magerstadt Endowed Professor of Medicine Chair and a concurrent Professorship in Medical Social Sciences. He also serves as Vice-Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Yancy is an Honors graduate (4.0) of Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA), Alpha Phi Omega honors graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine (MD), and Beta Sigma honors graduate of the University of Texas-Dallas School of Business and Management (MSc).

His research interests are in heart failure, clinical guideline generation, outcomes sciences, and healthcare disparities. He is extensively published with well over 450 peer reviewed publications and has been named one of the most highly cited scientific authors. He is Deputy Editor, JAMA Cardiology; Senior Section Editor (Heart Failure), Journal of the American College of Cardiology; and serves on the editorial boards for Circulation, Circulation: Heart Failure, the American Heart Journal, and JACC: Heart Failure.

Dr. Yancy has served the NIH as a member of the Director’s Advisory Committee and as a member of Study Section; NHLBI as an ad hoc consultant and member of various Data Safety and Monitoring Boards; PCORI as a member of the Methodology Committee; FDA as member and former Chair of the Circulatory Devices Panel; and AHRQ as an ad hoc study section chair.

He is a Master of the American College of Cardiology, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America. He is the chair of the ACC/AHA Heart Failure Guideline Writing Committee and Chair of the ACC Heart Failure Clinical Pathway Writing Committee. He is a former President of the American Heart Association (2009-2010), as well as past recipient of the AHA National Physician of the Year and the Gold Heart Award. He is Chair of the AHA Heart Failure Systems of Care Advisory Group. He is the recipient of innumerable best doctor and best teacher awards and has held a number of Visiting Professorships at leading national and international academic medical centers.

In 2016, Dr. Yancy was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the topmost tiers of recognition for physicians. And in 2018, he was appointed to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Advisory Committee.

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 ($28,000)
Includes one table for 10 with premium seating, special thanks announcement from podium, recognition in gala program, and digital advertisement at the event.

Benefactor ($18,000) 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 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

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