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Dr. Scott Schubach, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery at Winthrop University Hospital and Cognac Wellerlane at the 52nd Annual Long Island Heart Ball on Friday May 8, 2015.
Heart Survivors Samantha and Meryl Kravietz pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the 52nd Long Island Heart Ball at the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage, NY
Michele Gervat, Mark Rickard , Bill Fischer and Jessica DiMeo at the 52nd Long Island Heart Ball
Barbara Heins Poliwoda, Hillary Needle and Cathy Munsch pose for a photo-op at the 52nd Long Island Heat Ball
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the 52nd Heart Ball
Medical experts, doctors and Longislanders attended the 52nd Annual Long Island Heart Ball at the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage, New York on Friday May 8, 2015. Life is Why is the brand of the American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. they fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Their nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. The American Heart Associated moved their national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.
This year the American Heart Association was pleased to honor Dr. Scott Schubach, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery at Winthrop University Hospital, as recipient of this year’s Cardiovascular Science Award and Joseph Ficalora, President and CEO of New York Community Ban Corp., Inc., as recipient of this year’s Corporate Leadership award.
Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery with added qualifications in critical care, Dr. Schubach is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology and American College of Chest Physicians. He trained in cardiac surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was involved in active cardiac transplant and the artificial heart program. His post-graduate training also includes a residency in general surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the teaching hospital of Dartmouth University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Schubach has published widely in professional journals and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the SUNY School of Medicine at Stony Brook.
The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of suffering a heart attack. By understanding your risks, you can identify ways to improve your chances for living a healthy life—free of cardiovascular disease.
For more information please visit http://www.heart.org
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