Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Host
Einstein College of Medicine

Spiegel, Michler, Libutti discuss next-generation treatments for heart disease, cancer

PALM BEACH, FL – Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz hosted friends and supporters of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at a luncheon discussion on cutting-edge advances against heart disease and cancer.

The featured speakers at the March 8, 2011, program, “Cardiology & Cancer: Challenges, Trends and Progress,” were Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of Einstein; Robert E. Michler, M.D., the renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center; and Steven K. Libutti, M.D., an internationally recognized surgeon, professor and Associate Director for Clinical Services at the College of Medicine.

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As one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation, Einstein is at the forefront in advances involving diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, AIDS and the brain and neuroscience.

Dr. Spiegel, a noted researcher and endocrinologist, has served as Dean since 2006. Prior to joining Einstein, he was Director of the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive Diseases & Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, the culmination of a distinguished 33-year career at the NIH.

Dr. Michler first used minimally invasive and robotic surgery on heart patients and pioneered the safe use of human muscle cell injections to treat congestive heart failure.

Dr. Libutti is a pioneer of targeted cancer therapies, and his work studying tumors has led to new approaches in treating cancer. In addition to his laboratory and research interests, he is an accomplished clinical surgeon and a recognized expert in endocrine surgery.

The Einstein in Florida Committee, in formation, includes Linda and Earle Altman, Diane Belfer, Roni and Stuart Doppelt, Joan K. Eigen, Bambi Felberbaum, Barbara Frankel, Janet and Arthur Hershaft, Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz, Penny and David J. Klein, Sylvia Olnick, Helen and Ronald J. Ross, MD ’60 and Marsha Seslowe.

Founded in 1955 and located in the Bronx, NY, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, biomedical research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of more than 2,000 trains physicians and scientists and conducts research in virtually every major biomedical specialty. Additionally, the College of Medicine runs the largest post-graduate medical training program in the country.



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