For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Karina Rusk 831-759-1843
What: Special Invitation
When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 5:30 Wine and hors d’oeuvre reception
Who: Timothy Albert, MD and Vincent DeFilippi, MD
Where: Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
5 Lower Ragsdale Drive,
Information or RSVP: (831) 759-1880
Free Event and Plenty of Parking
Two Leading Physicians Demonstrate Advanced Technology
Salinas, CA, May 12, 2014 – Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) presents a conversation with two leading heart physicians and invitation to learn about advanced technology capable of early detection of heart disease. The presentation features Timothy Albert, MD, Medical Director of the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Vincent DeFilippi, MD, Medical Director of the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.
The program offers a close up look at the technology that can detect heart disease before the first symptom and includes a private tour of the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (RRCADI). The Center has been designated as the primary United States research site for cardiac MRI by Toshiba America Medical Systems.
The Tuesday evening program features two leading physicians in heart health. Dr. Albert joined the staff of Salinas Valley Memorial in 2006. He currently holds positions as Assistant Consulting Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Duke University, Chairman of Cardiology at SVMHS and Medical Director of the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Albert is double board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He has been the primary author or co-author on review articles, book chapters and original scientific publications in the area of cardiac imaging and has spoken on these topics both nationally and international. Dr. Albert is also the primary investigator for the REACT study, an international, multi-center study investigating novel techniques for non-contract vascular imaging
Dr. DeFilippi joined the medical staff and became the Medical Director of the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial in October 2009. He is a nationally recognized leader in heart surgery, has performed more than five thousand open heart surgeries, has extensive specialized experience in valve repair and replacement using minimally-invasive techniques, has pioneered several minimally-invasive cardiac surgery procedures and has received specialized training in the use of robotic technology for a variety of cardiac surgical procedures. Dr. DeFilippi is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University. He has received numerous awards including the US News and World Report Top Doctor designation, placing him in the top one percent of surgeons in the nation.
SVMHS received the 2014 American Heart Association Gold Plus rating for Heart Failure, the 2013- 2014 Blue Shield/Blue Cross Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia and is a Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation.
The conversation with Dr. Albert and Dr. DeFilippi on Tuesday, May 13 begins at 5:30pm with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception. The program starts at 6:30. The event takes place at the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging located at 5 Lower Ragsdale Drive in Monterey. There is no cost to attend however seating is limited. Please call 759-1880 for reservations.