Heart of San Diego Gala

 17th Annual Heart of San Diego Save the Date

Please Join Us!

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is celebrating the life of one of its most enthusiastic and inspiring leaders, Duane Roth, as we honor him at this year's Heart of San Diego Gala. We will also be paying tribute to British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, a longtime supporter of the annual gala. Throughout the years Zandra has created everything from the Save the Dates to the keepsake items for attendees. This year's event will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the historic US Grant in downtown San Diego.

Honorary Committee Chair: Mr. Salah Hassanein

Salah Hassanein will act as Honorary Committee Chair for the 17th Annual Heart of San Diego Gala. Mr. Hassanein has been an integral part of the Gala since its inception, acting as event chair for the first thirteen years to ensure the event's continued success while being one of its most ardent advocates. He was also one of the founding board members of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center along Duane Roth; Anthony DeMaria, MD; Stuart Jamieson, MD, FRCS; Zandra Rhodes; Sandra Dodge; and Sally and John Thornton.

Dedicated not only to patient care in San Diego, Mr. Hassanein has founded numerous charities, including Children's Lifeline International to provide medical services to children living in developing countries. His leadership has allowed Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center to partner with Children's Lifeline, spreading the reach of the SCVC's physicians worldwide to children who would otherwise lack access to such medical care.

Please join us in thanking Salah Hassanein for his dedication and welcoming him as Honorary Committee Chair.

Honorary Committee

Tribute Sponsor

  •  Annie Navarra, Jerome's Furniture
  •  CA Technologies

Silver Sponsor

  •  Lori and Dr. Anthony DeMaria
  •  Carol and Tom Dillon
  •  Audrey Geisel
  •  Sheri and Dr. Stuart Jamieson
  •  Catherina and Dr. Michael Madani
  •  Genevieve and Dr. Estisham Mahmud
  •  Diane Martin
  •  Drs. Jeanette and Kirk Peterson
  •  Iris and Matt Strauss
  •  Gaby and Rich Sulpizio
  •  The John M. and Sally B. Thornton Foundation
  •  Wendy Walker and Randy Woods

Proceeds: Doubling Your Impact 

The net proceeds from this year's Heart of San Diego Gala will be designated to the Hospital for Advanced Surgery at the Jacobs Medical Center (opening in 2016) to provide cardiac rehabilitation care. Proceeds will be matched, dollar for dollar, through the Challenge for Jacobs Medical Center. In addition, net proceeds of the Gala will be matched, dollar for dollar, by UC San Diego Health System to support the Valvular Heart Disease Program at the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. To purchase tickets to this event please visit the Heart of San Diego Registration Page.

For more information, contact Melissa Fitzgerald, 858-534-6223, or mrfitzgerald@ucsd.edu. To view photos from last year's Gala, please visit the 2013 Heart of San Diego Gala Gallery.