Medical Center Lecture Series




Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Atrial Fibrillation: Implications and Therapeutic Options: Where Are We Going?
Walid Saliba, M.D.
Director, Atrial Fibrillation Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Tremors
Justin Sporrer, M.D.
Associate Director of Neuroscience
Director of Functional Neurosurgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

What's New in Urology? From Prostate Health to Surgical Innovation
Mohamad Allaf, M.D.
Professor of Urology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday, March 12, 2024


Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Optimizing Your Health Without Medications: Gain Control of Your Microbiome and Epigenetics Through Lifestyle Modifications
Yuliya Linhares, M.D.
Chief of Lymphoma
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Join Us for the 2024 Medical Center Lecture Series

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.

As in seasons past, a news article will appear on this page and on this website's home page providing details approximately one week prior to each lecture. The article for the most recent lecture will appear on this page. Each lecture will be presented at 5 p.m. in the Cultural Center Theatre on the date indicated. Lectures are also announced in the Ocean Reef Press.

We also maintain an archive of past lectures that we invite you to browse.

For more information about the Lecture Series, email us or call 305-367-2600. We look forward to seeing you this season!

Lecture Series: Managing Low Back Pain

Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Cultural Center Theatre for the latest lecture in the 2023 Lecture Series: a presentation by Dr. Ronald B. Tolchin, D.O., on current concepts and management of low back pain. He is the Director of Spine Care at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute and specializes in rehabilitation medicine, lower back pain and spine disorders. Dr. Tolchin is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “Back pain is very common, whether it’s a chronic condition as we age or it hits suddenly after improperly straining the spine to pick up something heavy,” Dr. Tolchin said. “Whatever the cause – arthritis; spinal stenosis, which is narrowing around the nerve roots; blunt injury or something else — back pain is one of the most common reasons why Americans over the age of 45 seek medical care, next to the common cold.” “I would like my patients to remember me as someone different, someone who thinks outside of the box, someone who is open to alternative avenues of medicine, which I am,” he said in a video presentation. “So, if they have ideas and they come to me and say, ‘I’d like to try acupuncture or I’d like to try massage or Tai-Chi,’ then we can have that conversation because I understand that, and I’m open minded about that, because I learn from my patients like they learn from me.” Please join us after the lecture for a cocktail reception and to meet Dr. Tolchin, who is also a Medical Center visiting specialist.