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. The 2019 Lecture Series is behind us now, but you can still read about this season's lectures by clicking on their titles at left. Additionally, the article on the latest lecture is featured in its entirety below.

All lectures begin at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. For more information about the Lecture Series, email or call us at 305-367-2600. We look forward to seeing you in the 2020 season!

The Risks and Benefits of Dietary Supplements

Consumer confidence in dietary supplements remains strong according to reports published by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a Washington based trade association representing dietary supplements, functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Labels on prescriptions warn us about basic drug interactions, for example: avoiding alcohol use or grapefruit juice-but how about the supplements we take? Do they react with your prescription? Bimal Ashar, M.D., from Johns Hopkins Hospital is named one of the “Best Doctors in America” and is board certified in internal medicine. His primary research interests include preventative medicine, dietary supplements and medical education. He serves as the Clinical Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of the Executive & Preventative Health Program. Please join us on April 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cultural Center Theatre to learn more about the risks and benefits of dietary supplements. There is a cocktail reception following the lecture and an opportunity to meet Dr. Ashar. The Healthnetwork Foundation has graciously sponsored this lecture. Visiting specialist Monica Auslander, registered dietician and nutrition counselor, will be seeing patients at the Medical Center on May 10th. Calendar reminders: Parkinson’s Support Group meets April 18th at 3:00 p.m. in the Medical Center conference room.