Friday, April 22, 2022, 7 p.m.

The annual Golden Angels Gala is one of the most glamorous and anticipated social events of the season. Our Golden Angels Gala honors the generosity of the many philanthropists who have contributed to making miracles happen at Jackson Health System. Our Golden Angels have raised millions to support Jackson’s mission and generously host our gala each year.

This year we are coming together at Soho Studios located in Miami’s art district of Wynwood to honor some of Jackson’s finest medical professionals and raise funds that will help Jackson continue to provide world class care in South Florida.

For the safety of all, COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly enforced. We will require our guests to show proof of vaccine or submit a 72-hour negative PCR test prior to our event date. No exceptions will be made. We thank you for your support during these unprecedented times.

Attire: Black tie optional

Ticket Information

To purchase tickets please click below.

Become a Sponsor

For more information on sponsorship packages and tickets, please contact:
Flavia Llizo: Flavia.Llizo@jhfmiami.org
Beatriz Galan: Beatriz.Galan@jhfmiami.org
305-585-4483

Committee Members

Golden Angels Gala Chairs
Ana and Cecil Milton

Golden Angels Gala Committee
Trish Bell
Lillie Ferreiro
Rebeca Herrero
Andreina Kissane
Laura D. Komar
Marile Lopez
Lynette Lorenzen
Yvette Macias Ortega
Diana Puig
Laura Renzi
Silvia Rios Fortun
Carole Surowiec
Ana Trejos
Suzy Wahba

*committee members as of 11/10/21

Legends Tribute

Jackson Health Foundation gratefully acknowledges the dedicated, thoughtful and compassionate doctors that go above and beyond and have dedicated their lives to giving hope to their patients. They are our Jackson legends:

A headshot of Eduardo Bancalari, he looks at the camera, he has on a white coat and a white dress shirt

Dr. Eduardo Bancalari

Neonatology, Holtz Children’s Hospital

Dr. Bancalari specializes in neonatology intensive care respiratory diseases specifically for newborns ages 0-28 days. He completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1972. He is a graduate of the Universidad de Chile Facultad de Medicina.


Headshot of Patricia Byers, she has on dark trimmed glasses, a black jacket, she smiles at the camera

Dr. Patricia “Patty” Byers

Trauma Surgery/Critical Care Medicine, Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Dr. Byers specializes in General surgery, critical care, nutritional support and intestinal rehab. She completed her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1985. She is a graduate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.


A headshot of Patricia Cantwell, she smiles at the camera, she has on a white coat

Dr. G. Patricia “Patty” Cantwell

Pediatric Critical Care, Holtz Children’s Hospital

Dr. Cantwell specializes in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Holtz Children’s Hospital. She completed her fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1989 and served at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery from 1982 – 1984. She is a graduate of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University.


A headshot of Gaetano Ciancio, he looks at the camera, he has on a white coat, light purple dress shirt and a dark purple tie

Dr. Gaetano Ciancio

Transplant Surgery, Miami Transplant Institute at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Dr. Ciancio serves as the chief medical officer, chief academic officer, and the director of the kidney & kidney-pancreas programs at the Miami Transplant Institute. Dr. Ciancio is also the director of advanced uro-oncology surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Universidad Central de Venezuela.


A headshot of Barth Green, he looks at the camera, he has on dark trimmed glasses, a white coat and a blue collar dress shirt

Dr. Barth Green

Neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital (Recently Retired from Practicing Surgery) Founder, Miami Project To Cure Paralysis

Dr. Green was named Executive Dean for Global Health and Community Service after serving 22 years as Chairman of the Department of the Neurological Surgery at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Orthopedics, Radiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine and a world-renowned specialist in the surgical management of complex spine and spinal cord injuries and disorders Dr. Green received his B.A. from Indiana University in 1966 and his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1969. He completed his general surgery training at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit from 1969-1970 and his neurosurgical residency from 1970-1975 at Northwestern University in Chicago.


Headshot of Roberto Heros, he is looking at the camera, he has on a white coat, white collar dress shirt and a dark red tie

Dr. Roberto Heros

Neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Dr. Heros graduated first in his class at University of Tennessee’s Medical School. After completion of his Neurosurgical Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), he became the Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery at MGH and ascended through the ranks to Professor at Harvard. He then moved to University of Minnesota as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Professor, and Acting Chairman of the Neurology Department and Vice Chair of the Medical School Practice Plan. In 1995, he moved to the University of Miami as Professor, Program Director, Co-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and founding Director of the U/M International Health Center.


Headshot of Alan Livingstone, he is wearing a white coat, blue tie and collar dress shirt, he looks at the camera

Dr. Alan Livingstone

Former Chief of Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Dr. Livingstone specializes in Surgical oncology with particular interest in cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary system, adrenal gland, pancreas (Whipple procedure), and colon, general surgery, sarcomas, gastric reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, hepatocellular carcinoma, retroperitoneal tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), Zenker’s diverticulum, tumors involving IVC (inferior vena cava) and other esophageal disorders. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1985. He is a graduate of McGill University School of Medicine.


A headshot of Tomas Salerno, he looks at the camera, he has on a white coat, dress shirt, and a tie

Dr. Tomas Salerno

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Dr. Salerno specializes in adult cardiac surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass/beating heart coronary, valvular, aortic and warm heart surgery. He is a graduate of McGill University School of Medicine in Canada. He is fluent in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.