NEW YORK-NOVEMBER 9: NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases
(HJD) FOUNDER'S GALA on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at American Museum of Natural History
, Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan. The Hospital for Joint Diseases
(HJD) raised over $1.7 million in unrestricted funds at its annual gala held last evening. The event took place at The American Museum of Natural History
in Manhattan and honored James P. Riley, Jr.
, retired managing director and partner at Goldman Sachs, for his longtime philanthropic support for HJD. The event was chaired by Gary D. Cohn
, President and COO of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
This year’s gala celebrated HJD’s accomplishments as one of the country’s finest specialty hospitals in orthopeadics, rheumatology, neurology and rehabilitation, and its dedication to the prevention and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disease. Through its physicians’ and researchers’ discoveries in medicine and surgical innovation, HJD has earned international recognition in research, medical education and patient care, improving the lives of countless people throughout the world. This year’s event marked the 105th anniversary celebration of HJD. Those in attendance included: Ken Langone
, chairman of the Board of Trustees,NYU Langone Medical Center
, and his wife, Elaine Langone, Armen Avanessians, Chris Carrera, Susan Chapro, Mindy and Mark Dehnert, Michael Gardner, Alan Harris, Felix Kaufman, PhD, Stanley Katzman, Merrill M. Kraines, Linda and Timothy O’Neill, William A. Perlmuth, Douglas A. Phillips, MD, PhD, Alan S. Samuels, Beryl Snyder
, Anthony G. Viscogliosi
, Lisa and Richard Witten
and Steve Lavin
and Mary Ann Jarou
. In addressing the crowd of over 600 guests, Robert I. Grossman, MD
, dean and CEO of the Medical Center said, “Musculoskeletal disease is one of the key strategic areas of our Medical Center, and we have in place exciting plans to take HJD’s pioneering work in orthopaedics and rheumatology to a whole new level, as we look toward the creation of the Musculoskeletal Institute, due to open in two years’ time. The support we have received has catalyzed amazing strides in musculoskeletal health and the field of orthopaedics and I thank you for all the ways you make it possible for their talent and dedication to shine.” Also honored were the members of NYU Langone Medical Center's Haitian Effort and Relief Team (HEART)
who traveled to Port-au-Prince last January to assist with the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other staff members, including several from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, provided surgical services at the Haitian capital’s General Hospital. NYULMC HEART
team members honored included: Prisca Bernard-Joseph, RN, David Feldman, MD; Fritz Francois, MD, MS, Mary Ann Hopkins, MD, FACS, Kenneth J. Mroczek, MD, Patricia Poitevien, MD, and Lucia Daiana Voiculescu, MD. Media Contact:
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