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
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Golden Angels Gala Chairs
Ana and Cecil Milton
Golden Angels Gala Committee
Laura D. Komar
Yvette Macias Ortega
Silvia Rios Fortun
*committee members as of 11/10/21
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.