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

Brave New World: AI Changing the Future of Miami Medicine
Tom C. Nguyen, M.D.
Chief Medical Executive
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

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

Click here to download a copy of Dr. Linhares' informative presentation!

Thanks for Another Great 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 2024 season is over and we'll let you know this fall about the informative and entertaining lectures we'll be lining up for the 2025 season. Stay tuned!

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 below this message. Each lecture takes place 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: Optimizing Your Health Without Medications

Please join us at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Cultural Center with Yuliya Linhares, M.D., for her fascinating lecture, “Optimizing Your Health Without Medications: Gain Control of Your Microbiome and Epigenetics Through Lifestyle Modifications.” Dr. Linhares is a medical oncologist specializing in the comprehensive treatment of lymphoma and serves as Chief of Lymphoma, Blood and Transplant Program at Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida. The microbiome is the community of microorganisms, such as fungi, bacteria and viruses, usually described to live in the gastrointestinal tract or skin. These groups of microorganisms are dynamic and change in response to a host of environmental factors, such as exercise, diet, medication and other exposures. Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work. Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes are reversible and do not change your DNA sequence, but they can change how your body reads a DNA sequence. Dr. Linhares has unique experience performing chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation using bloodless techniques, which are important treatment options for cancer patients who choose to receive non-blood medical care for religious, personal, medical or ethical reasons. She is actively involved in several clinical trials to improve the outcomes of patients with lymphoma. Dr. Linhares has extensive teaching experience training medical students, residents and oncology fellows at UCLA School of Medicine. She serves as an editorial reviewer for prestigious peer-reviewed scientific publications, is widely published in numerous medical journals and delivers invited lectures at academic symposiums. Please join us after the lecture for a cocktail reception and to meet Dr. Linhares. Many thanks to Baptist Health South Florida for sponsoring this informative lecture.


Our final Lecture of 2024, Dr. Linhare's Optimizing Your Health Without Medications: Gain Control of Your Microbiome and Epigenetics Through Lifestyle Modifications, was so informative that we've obtained a copy of his presentation. Click the image above or here to download a copy for yourself!