Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mount Sinai Health System's 33rd annual Crystal Party

Mount Sinai Health System's 33rd annual Crystal Party under the tent at the Central Park Conservatory Garden. 
Mount Sinai Health System celebrated excellence in research, patient care, and education at its 33rd annual Crystal Party on Thursday, May 3. 

More than 1,200 guests, including Health System leadership, staff, and supporters, gathered at the Central Park Conservatory Garden.  The event raised nearly $4 million. Mount Sinai trustee Henry Cornell and his wife, Vanessa Cornell, were benefit chairs. 
Ken Davis, MD, Bonnie Davis, MD, Vanessa Cornell, and Henry Cornell
The event’s special guest speakers were Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan. Ms. Gaffigan, who, with her husband, is the co-writer of “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” was successfully treated for a large and rare brain tumor by Mount Sinai’s Chair of Neurosurgery, Joshua B. Bederson, MD, last year. In the operating room during her surgery, Dr. Bederson used virtual reality technology that he pioneered to help surgeons operate more safely and precisely. 

Kenneth L. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System and Peter May, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System took to the podium to highlight the many exciting new initiatives happening at Mount Sinai.
Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan
Senator Charles Schumer
Peter May
“Mount Sinai Health System has made significant advances in patient care and research, as demonstrated by Jeannie Gaffigan’s remarkable story,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We’re thankful for our exceptional trustees who have generously supported our strategic plan and for our supporters who enable us to foster innovations like these.”
“We are grateful and proud that support for this event reached this level to ensure that Mount Sinai Health System continues to provide unparalleled care to patients throughout the New York metropolitan area,” said Peter W. May, Chair of the Boards of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System.
Henry Cornell, Vanessa Cornell, Richard Friedman, Susan Friedman, Jacqueline Brogadir, and Benjamin Brogadir
Jim Gaffigan, Jeannie Gaffigan, Joshua Bederson, MD, Bonnie Davis, MD, and Ken Davis, MD
Betty and John Levin Gila Leiter, MD, Richard Moss, MD, and Barbara Moss
Zibby and Kyle Owens Stuart Katz and Jane Martin, PhD
Dennis Charney, MD, Ken Davis, MD, Evan Flatow, MD, Arthur Gianelli, David Reich, MD, and Peter May
Olivia and Ross Koller Jim Gaffigan, Jeannie Gaffigan, and Ken Davis, MD
Dennis Charney, MD and Andrea Charney
Peter May, Leni May, and Senator Charles Schumer
Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, and Joseph Plumeri
Bonnie Davis, MD, and Susan Friedman
Glenn August, Debbie August, Bonnie Davis, MD, and Ken Davis, MD
Aaron Sirulnick, Susan Plumeri, and Joanna Sirulnick
David Reich, MD, Jonathan Crystal, and Keith Marran, Jr.
James Tisch, Bonnie Davis, MD, Merryl Tisch, and Ken Davis, MD
Jennifer Price, Barry Price, Erica Peltz-Forman, and Michael Forman
Gale Kroeger, Susie West, and Katherine Goldsmith
Arthur Gianelli, Sharon Gianelli, and Bonnie Davis, MD
Benjamin Brogadir, Jacqueline Brogadir, Richard Friedman, Susan Friedman, Joshua Friedman, MD, and Erica Friedman
Roopa Kohli-Seth, MD, and Cheryl Minikes
Robert Taylor and Edith Cooper
Michael Hausman, MD, Tracy Pogue, and Mark Lebwohl, MD
Jonathan Crystal, Darcie Crystal, Meredith Grossman, MD, and Judd Grossman
Joel and Joan Picket
Joanna Sirulnick, Aaron Sirulnick, Stacey Mindich, and Eric Mindich
Lauren DePalo and Louis DePalo, MD
Laurie Margolies, MD, and Burton Drayer, MD
Neil Calman, MD, and Marlene Calman
Paul Kenny, PhD, and Dympna Kenny
Shari Brasner, MD, Holly Schechter, Jim Gaffigan, and Michael Schechter
Stephen Mott and Jordana Davis
Peter and Leni May
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