American Heart Association’s 2015 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball
Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, 2015 Chairman of the Miami Heart & Stroke Ball

The American Heart Association held their annual Miami Heart & Stroke Ball on Saturday, May 16th at the Four Seasons Miami, 6:30pm - 11:00pm. The Miami Heart Ball is a prestigious black-tie gala that celebrates the organization’s mission and success in “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”

Raising just under one million dollars, the organization’s mission was celebrated and showcased among key community influencers in the social, medical, and business fields across South Florida.

Chairman of this year’s campaign was Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, CEO of UHealth. In partnership with the Executive Leadership Cabinet and 2015 sponsors of the Miami Heart Ball, the American Heart Association can continue the fight against heart-and stroke-related illnesses. Legacy sponsors included: Shoma Group and Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez and Family. Honorees of the evening were Maria L. Shojaee and Paul and Swanee DiMare.

To learn more about the Miami Heart Ball, and 2015-2016 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jamie Diptee-Bay at or visit

Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, Maria L. Shojaee, 2015 honoree

Dr. Dileep Yavigal, Dr. Ralph Sacco and Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt

Dr. Gervasio A. Lamas, 2015 Cor Vitae Heart Award recipient, and Harvey Chaplin

Aliette & Adrian Rodz, Shutts & Bowen table and guests

Paul & Swanee DiMare, Emily & Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt

Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, Emily Goldschmidt, First Lady Dawn Perry-Ewing and Prime Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, The Honorable Dr. Rufus Ewing

Alex & Araceli Pariente, Baha Mar table and guests

Luis Del Pozo, Maria L. Shojaee, Dr. Malcolm Dorman and Salomon Terner

Dr. Eliot Rosenkranz with Susan Linning, Max and Savanah Armstrong, 2015 Survivor Family

Jason Jackson, 2015 Miami Heart Ball Emcee

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hendel

Harvey & Roberta Chaplin and guests

University of Miami - UHealth

Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Echeverria

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Ziffer

Carlos Castresana