American Heart Association To Honor Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD at Long Island Heart and Stroke Ball

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Valentin Fuster, Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Medical Hospital as well as Director of Mount Sinai Heart Center will be the honored at the 57th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball.  Dr Fuster is also the General Director of the National Center for Cardiovascular investigation of CNIC (equivalent to NHLBI) in Madrid, Spain.

In his role as Honoree, he will assist in raising support and creating awareness about heart disease and stroke as it pertains to the Long Island community. The 57th Heart & Stroke Ball will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City.

The innumerable positions he has held include those of President of the American Heart Association, President of the World Heart Federation, member of the US National Academy of Medicine, where he chaired the Committee for the document on “Promotion of Cardiovascular Health Worldwide and presently Co-Chairs the Advisory Committee on “the Role of the United States on Global Health” as advisor to the new President, Member of the European Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel of Health, Council member of the US National Heart, Lunch and Blood Institute and President of the Training Program of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Fuster has been named Doctor of Honoris Causa by thirty-three universities. He is an author on more than 1000 scientific articles. He was named Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nature Reviews in Cardiology and recently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the ACC’s flagship publication and the main American source of clinical information on cardiovascular medicine. His research into the origin of cardiovascular events, which have contributed to improved treatment of heart attack patients, was recognized in 1996 by the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research (highest award in Spanish speaking countries). And in June 2011, he was awarded the Grand Prix Scientifique of the Institute of France (considered the most prestigious award in cardiology), for his transitional research into atherothrombotic disease.

Among his many achievements, it is noteworthy that Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to have received the highest awards for research from the three leading cardiovascular organizations; the American Heart Association (Golf Medal and Research Achievement Award), the American College of Cardiology (Living Legend and Life Achievement Award 2017) and the European Society of Cardiology (Gold Medal). In addition, in May 2014, King Juan Carlos I of Spain granted Dr. Fuster with the title of Marquis for his “outstanding and unceasing research efforts and his education outreach work”.
Dr. Fuster lives in New York City.

The Heart & Stroke Ball is expected to have more than 500 attendees from the Long Island medical and corporate community. The evening will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction offering an exciting assortment of generously donated items. The Long Island Life Is Why Sponsors are Bradley & Parker, Petro Home Services and South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, The Flagship Hospital of Mt. Sinai Health System. This year’s local Heart & Stroke Ball Sponsors include: Giambalvo, Stalzer, & Company, CPAS, P.C., Thomas and Nanci Dufek.

Tickets are $600. Cocktail Hour starts at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 516-962-0797.


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