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2012 UCSD Cardio Gala Spotlights da Vinci Robotic Innovation!
The 15th Annual UCSD Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center's "Heart of San Diego" pumped in more awareness and funds for the new world class center February 25th, 2012.
Held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, guests dressed in black tie / 50's Hollywood Glam. Appropriate to the glamorous centerpiece auction prize. A suite of ruby and diamond jewels, necklace and earrings that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. She was given the jewelry by Michael Jackson. Starting bid was a whopping $500,00. A steal since they were appraised by Antique & Estate Jewelry and Baron and Baroness Jewels at $1.2 million!
Guests first enjoyed Jessup Cellars and Stags Leap wine tasting, appetizers, but most importantly, the opportunity to hands on learn about the da Vinci Surgical System. That's the da Vinci Robotic Surgery that's creating quite the buzz for minimally invasive stellar results.
Sarah B. Marsh-Rebelo was just one of the guests who was wowed by the robot.
The evening continued with dinner offerings including a duo of pan seared filet mignon of beef and jumbo prawns. Dr. Sanjay Gupta served as Master of Ceremonies who introduced speakers UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Dr. Kirk L. Peterson who is the Director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Professor of Medicine.
More there included Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud in Cardiovascular Medicine and Dr. Michael Madani in Cardiovascular Surgery. Also there were renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Stuart Jamieson and his wife Sheri, Dr. Tony DeMaria, Lee and Frank Goldberg, Betty and Bob Beyster, Drs. Cindy and Tom Goodman, Audrey Geisel and Alex Butterfield, Lee Clark and Jerry Pikolysky, Hannah and Gene Step, Hermeen Scharaga, and Sharon and Sami Ladeki.
More there included Rita and Richard Atkinson, Ann Navarra of Jerome's Furniture, Life Technologies representatives, Gaby and Rich Sulpizio, Cynthia and Timothy Wollaeger, Jenny Craig, Judy and Jack White, Event Chairpersons Reena and Sam Horowitz, and Event Honorees Wendy Walker and Randall Woods.
Dancing to Minniefield (the singing chef), and The Current Band Tritones, plus the UC San Diego Student A Cappella Group provided the entertainment.
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da Vinci Robotics on display
Ed Mracek ** John Rebelo and Sarah B. Marsh-Rebelo
Elizabeth Taylor's suite of ruby and diamonds for auction on Baroness Hannah T. Kelly Leavitt
Cindy and Tom Goodman
Coop and Patty Cooprider
Sharon Ladeki with Linda Swortwood
Fred and Erika Torri of the Athenaeum
Ed and Gigi Cramer
UCSD's David Brenner, the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego
As photographed by Tom Goodman ** Lael Kovtun
Jeanne Jones all glammed up
Duane Roth of CONNECT with his wife Renee Roth
Sami Ladeki in discussion with Dr. Stuart Jamieson, an authority of PTE surgery
Linda Swortwood, Lee Clark and Sharon Ladeki
Alex Butterfield with Audrey Geisel who is checking out the da Vinci Robots
Lee Goldberg with Joye Blount
Dr. Elliot Alpert and Joni Alpert
John Rebelo watching his wife Sarah B. Marsh-Rebelo take a look at the da Vinci Robo
Valerie and Harry Cooper
Rana Sampson and her husband Mayor Jerry Sanders ** Sheryl White making an entrance
Sheryl and Harvey White
Above and Below, Pauline Foster, and Matt and Iris Strauss arriving...
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* Margo Schwab, MBA, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego by way of Claremont Graduate School . Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor and co-owner of The Social Diary.
Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston of The Social Diary Magazine are pleased to announce a partnerships with the San Diego Humane Society and SD METRO Magazine. They have also partnered with Country Friends and the San Diego American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation.
Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are both members of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club (Margo Schwab since 1974) and both are now members of the University Club and its worldwide ClubCorp Compass Society. Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are Police Press credentialed by the Chief of Police, William Lansdowne.
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