Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) Honors Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Allan Schwartz of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at Annual “Pulse of the City” Gala

Dr. Schwartz Lauded for Advancing Cardiac Care and Research and Identifying Risks in Professional Athletes

 The holiday season was in full swing as nearly 500 leaders from the worlds of medicine, philanthropy and business gathered to honor distinguished cardiologist Dr. Allan Schwartz at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) Annual Pulse of the City Gala. The festive evening was held on Friday, December 9, at The Plaza in New York City. Dr. Schwartz, Chief of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/ 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. He was also heralded for his pioneering work in identifying and preventing risks in professional athletes.

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Among those attending the festive evening to celebrate Dr. Schwartz were the noted actress Tovah Feldshuh and the former NBA Commissioner David Stern. Co-Chairs for the Evening were:  Dr. Martin B. Leon and Dr. Gregg W. Stone

 Dr. Schwartz is the Harold Ames Hatch Professor of Medicine and Seymour Milstein Professor of Cardiology (in Medicine), Chief of Division of Cardiology, Physician-in-Chief at the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

 The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is a global nonprofit 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 in interventional cardiovascular medicine and has educated doctors on the latest treatments in heart disease.   For more information, visit: www.crf.org   #defyheartdisease

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