Medical Center Lecture Series




Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Stopping Alzheimer's Disease with the Right Therapy in the Right Patient at the Right Time
Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D.
Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair of Neurology
Director, Genetics & Aging Resource Unit
Co-Director, McCance Center for Brain Health
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Making the Right Decision When it Comes to Your Cardiac Intervention
David H. Adams, M.D.
Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

By the Skin of Your Teeth: Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Aggressive Skin Cancer
Allison Vidimos, RPh., M.D.
Professor of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Vice Chairman, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Neurosurgery, Neuroscience and the Future at Miami Neuroscience Center of Excellence
Michael McDermott, M.D.
Chief Medical Executive, Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Future of Healthcare is Here: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Ranya Habash, M.D.
Medical Director, Technology Innovation
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Health System
Miami, Florida

Join us for an entertaining and informative 2021 season

The Medical Center at Ocean Reef hosts a series of informative and entertaining lectures by leading members of the healthcare community during the winter and spring of each season. The lineup of lectures in the 2021 series is listed in the column at left. Each lecture will be preceded by a news article with details that will appear approximately one week prior to the event and will be featured below.

You can also read the articles from our Past Lectures.

Lectures will begin at 5 p.m. and will be live broadcast. A link will be provided on this page shortly before each lecture begins. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lectures will not be taking place in the Cultural Center Theater this season. For more information about the Lecture Series, email or call us at 305-367-2600. We look forward to sharing the 2021 Lecture Series with you!

Our Next Lecture:

Lecture Series: The Future of Healthcare is Here

Ranya Habash, M.D.

Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, for our final lecture of the 2021 Medical Center Lecture Series, presented by Dr. Ranya Habash, Medical Director of Technology Innovation and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Health System’s Bascom Palmer Institute. Dr. Habash will speak about how technology and clinical insight have paired to shape the future of healthcare. Click here to join the live broadcast Tuesday evening. Dr. Habash is a practicing ophthalmologist at Bascom Palmer Institute and was named to the Ophthalmologist Power List, an honor recognizing the top 50 rising stars in the world “who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future.” Prior to that, she made Castle Connolly’s elite America’s Top Doctors list, which represents the top 1 percent of physicians in the nation. She began her successful medical career after the Florida Society of Ophthalmology named her Young Ophthalmologist of the Year “for demonstrating leadership, service, competence and devotion to the highest ethical and professional standards.” More recently, Dr. Habash has combined her medical and product backgrounds to become Program Manager for a global Artificial Intelligence venture between Bascom Palmer and Microsoft. The most pertinent questions plaguing ophthalmology are being resolved via machine learning, thereby developing protocols to facilitate cures for eye diseases around the world. As Program Manager, Dr. Habash uses her expertise in clinical applications and the business of medicine to determine clinical applications for the technology and execute on the business development of the project. Dr. Habash is also the Chief Medical Officer of Everbridge and co-founder of HipaaChat. Everybridge and HipaaChat provide secure messaging and telemedicine software, serving more than 1,000 healthcare customers. Dr. Habash provides strategic clinical insight for business development while collaborating with companies like Apple and Verizon to improve and modernize communication for healthcare systems. For more information about the 2021 Lecture Series and to read about past lectures, visit the Lecture Series page. Many thanks to Healthnetworks Foundation for sponsoring this lecture.