Medical Center Lecture Series




Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Heart Talk
Mario Pascual, M.D.
Electrophysiology Medical Director
Allan S. Stewart, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Addiction Crisis & Solutions
Paul E. Keck, Jr., M.D.
President and CEO
Lindner Center of HOPE
Mason, Ohio

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Masters Athlete:
Emerging Sports Medicine Treatments
to Maintain an Active Lifestyle

James Voos, M.D.
Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Division Chief and Medical Director of Sports Medicine
University Hospitals Health Systems
Cleveland, Ohio

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Treating Untreatable Cancer with
Uniquely Personalized Gene Therapy

Bruce Levine, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility
Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Risks and Benefits
of Dietary Supplements

Bimal Ashar, M.D.
Executive Health
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

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. January is just around the corner and so is the 2019 Lecture Series! You'll find an article about the next lecture in the series below. For more information about the Lecture Series, email or call us at 305-367-2600. We look forward to seeing you this season!

All lectures begin at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater.

“Heart Talk” Gets 2019 Lecture Series Beating



Baptist Health South Florida and the Ocean Reef Medical Center Foundation are pleased to present “Heart Talk,” the first installment in this season’s Medical Center Lecture Series, with Drs. Mario Pascual and Allan Stewart. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Cultural Center Theater.

Mario Pascual, M.D., is Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute’s Electrophysiology Medical Director. Electrophysiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias. Dr. Pascual has conducted several clinical research studies to improve the efficiency of treatments including cardiac resynchronization therapies.

Allen Stewart, M.D., is the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute’s Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Baptist Health South Florida. Previously he specialized in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Columbia Hospital and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Following his fellowship, Dr. Stewart completed an advanced fellowship in LVAD/Heart Transplant at Columbia University. He has operated and lectured in more than 23 countries on six continents. He has been honored in Castle Connelly’s Best Doctors in America and has placed on New York Magazine’s Best Thoracic Surgeons list for the past 10 consecutive years.