Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Forward Thinking in a Changing World

Edward Craig, M.D., Kathryn Craig, John MacGillivray, M.D., Elizabeth MacGillivray, Aldo Papone, Beth Shubin Stein, M.D., Scott Wolfe, M.D., and Mary Lynn Wolfe at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery’s dinner to benefit medical education.
New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery’s Benefit Committee hosted a gala dinner to benefit medical education. More than 375 people attended the event and more than $400,000 was raised for medical education. It was a magical evening with guests enjoying the entertainment by cabaret star KT Sullivan at the Rainbow Room.

“Ongoing medical education is essential to remain at the forefront of innovative procedures,” said Cynthia D. Sculco, chairperson of the Benefit Committee and wife of Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Victor Zayas, M.D., Kelly Downey-Zayas, Chitranjan Ranawat, M.D., Gregory Liguori, M.D., Marilyn Liguori, and Cicek Caliskan Gungor, and Semih Gungor, M.D.
“The hospital’s top notch medical education program benefits patients and physicians throughout the world and underscores our leadership in the areas of orthopedics, rheumatology, anesthesiology, musculoskeletal radiology, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Support raised through this event helps grow HSS’s award-winning medical education program.”

A key component to HSS’s education and training is the HSS Journal, a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year that features articles by the hospital’s faculty and alumni. In each edition, the journal presents innovative research, clinical pathways and the latest in techniques to educate physicians and surgeons and to further the hospital's broad-based education mission.
Judy and Ronald Adler, M.D.
Susanne Schafmeister and John Kennedy, M.D.
Ulrike and Friedrich Boettner, M.D.
Joshua Dines, M.D. and his fiancé Kathryn Tomberlin along with Dr. Dines' parents, Judi Dines and David Dines, M.D.
Susan Rose, Robert White, Donald Tober, Barbara Tober, and Elihu Rose
Bobbi Lane and Joseph Lane, M.D.
Edwin Su, M.D., and his wife Karen
Susan Goodman, M.D., and her husband Bruce Cronstein, M.D.
Jonathan Deland, M.D., Theodore Striggles, Deborah Sale, and Emme Levin Deland
Cynthia Sculco (chairperson of the Benefit) Ana Clemencia Fox, and Diane Denoyer
Harvey Zeichner, Esq, Psy.D., and his wife Helene Pavlov, M.D.
Douglas Mintz, M.D., his mother Marcia Mintz, and Mark Goodman
KT Sullivan
Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery, Broadway performer KT Sullivan, Cynthia Sculco (chairperson of the Benefit), Paula Root and Leon Root, M.D.
Doctors Mary and Steven Goldring
Sy Flug, Renee Flug and Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery
Nancy Klaus, Michael Sean Grant, and Patricia Considine
Two weeks ago, the Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) presented its first Award for Excellence and Innovation in Glaucoma to Dr. Robert Ritch, founder of TGF and its Medical Director at the Pierre. Dr. Gregory K. Harmon, Chairman of TGF, presented the award to Dr. Ritch. In addition to the Ritch award, New York’s Governor David Paterson was the recipient of the 2008 Kitty Carlisle Hart Award of Merit for Lifetime Achievement.
John Grunden, Mrs. Robert Fechtner, and Dr. Robert Fechtner
Dr. Stella Douros, Dr. John Danias, and Dr. Jeffrey Liebmann
Dr. Paul Kaufman and Margaret George
Honoree Dr. Robert Ritch
Ilene and Philip Giaquinta
Riyo Saito, Elaine Wolbrom, Irving Wolbrom, and Rick Halprin
Ted Schlissel and Debora Grobman
Barbara Hearst and Jay Hoffman
Dinner Chair Elizabeth Moore, Dr. Mark Stoekle, and Dr. Catherine Hart
Dr. Gregory K. Harmon, Dorris Bonfigli, Honoree Governor David A. Patterson, and Scott Christensen
Madeline and Stephen Barkin
The Cinema Society and Details magazine hosted a screening of Milk, the Gus Van Sant directed film that was just named the Best Picture by the New York Film Critics’ Circle. This is a film that everybody who’s seen it is talking about. Sean Penn, the picture’s star, gives a performance of a lifetime playing Harvey Milk, the first openly gay US politician in San Francisco in the 1970s. Oscars, Golden Globes, a lot of people think he should take them all, his performance is so all-consuming.

Sean Penn
So there were stars and stars and more stars who flocked to the the Landmark Sunshine to see the picture and flock to the the rip-roaring party which followed afterwards at the Bowery Hotel.

The star was there; and his co-stars Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Joseph Cross were all on hand too, for what many agreed was the most dazzling premiere party New York has seen in ages. Even Sean Penn and his co-stars were having a good time, still going strong, drinking Moet and Belvedere cocktails at close to 2 am as the party just couldn’t wind down.

Among the notables paying homage to the Director and his Star were Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, Natalie Portman, Lauren Bacall, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Willem Dafoe, Patricia Clarkson, Ang Lee, Juliette Lewis, Jon Voight, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Goldblum, James Gandolfini, Mickey Rourke, Adrian Grenier, Parker Posey, Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Alan Rickman, Peter Dinklage, Mark Consuelos, Helena Christensen, Eva Amurri, Michel Gondry, Dean Winters, Heather Matarazzo, Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), Jenna Fischer (“The Office”), Dick Cavett, Charlie Rose, Roger Waters, Marisa Berenson, Rose Byrne (“Damages”), Sarah Wynter, John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Schnabel, Tony Bennett, Lee Radziwill, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) ...
Daphne Guinness and Steven Klein
Juliette Lewis and Andrew Saffir
Judith Light
And that's not all ... Moby, Rufus Wainwright, Ricki Lake, Judith Light, Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl”), Sebastian Stan (“Gossip Girl”), Taylor Momsen (“Gossip Girl”), Robert Buckley (“Lipstick Jungle”), Paul Blackthorne (“Lipstick Jungle”), Jill Hennessy, Alexie Gilmore, David Blaine, Jeff Koons, Ed Koch, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Marc Jacobs, Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg, Ross Bleckner, Steven Klein, Daphne Guinness, Carson Kressley, Hamish Bowles, Ryan Lochte (US Olympic swim team), Daniel Benedict, Rachel Roy, Debbie Bancroft, Bettina Zilkha, Narciso Rodriguez, Andrew Jarecki, Mark Vanderloo, Focus Features’ James Schamus, Andrew Karpen, John Lyons and Adriene Bowles, Details Editor in Chief Dan Peres, Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter), producers Michael London, Bruna Papandrea, Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, co-stars Alison Pill, Boyd Holbrook, and Brandon Boyce, along with the Milk family.
Adrian Grenier
Parker Posey
Josh Brolin
Ang Lee
Roger Waters
Eva Amurri
Helena Christensen
Ed Koch and Tony Bennett
Jenna Fischer
Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir
Dan Jinks, Andrew Karpen, Bruce Cohen, and Michael London
James Schamus
Bettina Zilkha, Mark Vanderloo, and Debbie Bancroft
Mark Consuelos
Lorenzo Martone, Marisa Berenson, and Marc Jacobs
Eric Eisner and David Blaine
Charlie Rose
James Gandolfini
Dean Winters
Moby
James Franco and Emile Hirsch
Mickey Rourke
Gus Van Sant, Chace Crawford, and Dustin Lance Black
Natalie Portman and Jess Rotter
Jon Voight and Jeff Goldblum
Patricia Clarkson
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Lauren Bacall
Lee Radziwill
Rose Byrne
Ricki Lake and Taylor Momsen
Peter Dinklage and Rainn Wilson
John Lyons, Willem Dafoe, and Giada Colagrande
Robert Buckley
Rosie Perez
Stanley Tucci
Alan Rickman, Julien Schnabel, and Dick Cavett
Valentino Garavani, Diane von Furstenberg, and Barry Diller
Narciso Rodriguez
Steve Buscemi and Jo Andres
Rufus Wainwright
Rob and Marisol Thomas
Sebastian Stan
Sarah Wynter and Dan Peres
The James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy celebrated its 15-year anniversary with keynote speaker Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Both Secretary James A. Baker, III and Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, Founding Director, gave welcoming and introductory remarks which celebrated the early success of the institute.

The evening, themed “Forward Thinking in a Changing World,” was co-chaired by Pat Breen and Jeanie Kilroy. The gala was underwritten by Ambassador Hushang Ansary and Shahla Ansary as well as supported by Donald Kendall, Nancy and Rich Kinder, John and Anne Marion, S. Daniel Abraham, Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid, William and Connie Doré, and Wallace and Isabel Wilson.

Since its inception in 1993, the Baker Institute has established itself as one of the leading nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country.

To learn more about the Baker Institute, please visit: www.bakerinstitute.org.
B.A. Bentsen and Secretary James A. Baker, III
Rich and Nancy Kinder
Pat Breen (co-chair) and Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Charles and Anne Duncan
Jeanie Kilroy (co-chiar) and Edward Becnel
Margaret Williams and Jim Daniel
Pat Breen (co-chair) and Shahla Ansary
Paula Douglass, Kelly Day, Sam Douglass, and Laurie Gilmore
Christopher Sarofim, Mindy Hildebrand, Jeff Hildebrand, and Courtney Sarofim
Jack Blanton, Ginger Blanton, and Kelli Blanton
Francoise Djerejian and B.A. Bentsen
William and Connie Dore
Rich and Nancy Kinder
Sec. Rice and Secretary Robert Mosbacher
Nancy Kinder and Ann Bookout
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
Hushang Ansary, Susan Baker, and Shahla Ansary
Albert Chao, Anne Chao, James Crownover, and Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian

Photographs by PhotoBureau Inc. (Glaucoma); ©Patrick McMullan.com (Milk); George Wong (Baker).

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