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Courtesy of NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone’s Ball Raises $1.3 Million+

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Mon, December 4th, 2017

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NYU Langone Health, based in New York, New York, has an additional $1.3 million or so to put towards caring for patients. The source? A gala known as the annual Musculoskeletal Ball, this year held on November 14, 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.

Chairing the event was Steven Yang, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of orthopedic surgery and director of clinical affairs, Division of Hand Surgery.

Robert I. Grossman, M.D., the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone said; "It's a thrill to celebrate our first Musculoskeletal Ball as NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and NYU Langone Orthopedic Center. These new names reflect our continuing integration as an institution, and speak philosophically to our larger goal of providing a seamless continuum of care for our patients."

Patrick A. Meere, M.D., was one of the evening’s honorees. Dr. Meere, who is a knee and hip surgeon and co-director of the orthopedic robotic surgery program, specializes in developing and using advanced techniques and emerging technologies, such as robotic-assisted surgery and sensors for smart implants. According to a spokesman for NYU, “He leads NYU Langone's same day and rapid discharge initiative for people who require knee surgery. With the goal of improving care for his patients, Dr. Meere founded and co-leads the Advanced Arthroplasty Research Laboratory, where he studies joint replacement in collaboration with researchers at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and faculty at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.”

“Also honored was Tarek Sherif and his wife, Sophie Nicholson, for their support of a wide range of social causes including the International Women's Health Coalition, Students on Ice, Partnership Fund for New York City, and Defy Ventures. Sophie and Tarek are also avid supporters of NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, where Tarek is a member of the Musculoskeletal Advisory Board.”

“A co-founder of Medidata Solutions, Tarek Sherif has served as CEO since 2001 and chairman since 2009. Tarek has led Medidata from startup to a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research. Sophie Nicholson's career has focused on the life sciences industry; clinical development was the focus of her efforts with Amgen, where she worked on novel cancer therapies.”

Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., the Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Health, told OTW, “The generosity of those attending the Musculoskeletal Ball will make it possible for NYU Langone Health’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery to continue to advance our efforts in robotic and sensor technology in knee and hip replacement, as well as to extend the impact of our multidisciplinary concussion program. The end result of these programs is improved patient care, which is the most important goal we have.”

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