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  • Celebrate at The Plaza
  • SATURDAY
  • April 2, 2011
  • 7 PM

Honor those who have advanced medicine and transformed lives

Each year, Celebrate Downstate honors a select group of scientific, political, media, business, and philanthropic leaders whose outstanding achievements and commitment to humanitarian service have advanced medicine and transformed lives locally, nationally, and internationally – just as Downstate Medical Center does through its core missions of education, research, and patient care.

Lifetime Achievement

Hugh J. Carroll, MD
Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate
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Outstanding Innovation

Raymond V. Damadian, MD
President and Chairman
FONAR Corporation
Inventor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Outstanding Alumnus

Herbert Pardes, MD
President and CEO,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
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Corporate Achievement

David E.I. Pyott
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Allergan, Inc.
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Master of Ceremonies

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Tracie Strahan
Reporter, News 4 New York

Celebrate with these Distinguished Guests

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Earl Monroe
Legendary NBA Hall of Fame Sports Hero

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Steve Schirripa
Film and Television Actor – Sopranos Star

Vincent Curatola Film and Television Actor, Sopranos Star

Martin J. Golden New York State Senator

Tony Sirico Film and Television Actor, Sopranos Star




All proceeds support SUNY Downstate's groundbreaking medical research.