Pioneers in Cardiology Lecture Series

During the 2018 academic year, we inaugurated a biannual “Pioneers in Cardiology” lecture series. This lecture series has been generously funded through a grant and continued through the generosity of Daniel and Hedy Whitebook and family.

The program focuses on bringing preeminent thought leaders in the cardiovascular field to the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital medical campus. The elected pioneer will deliver a grand rounds lecture and will meet with faculty and fellows during their visit in small group sessions. In preparation for the visit, the fellows will have an evening journal club to discuss some of the guest lecturers seminal and most influential works and will prepare an series of questions and discussion points to address during his/her visit. The educational purpose of this lecture series is to learn from the giants in our field both from their clinical expertise and proven academic career success. Past lecturers include Dr Eugene Braunwald and Dr. Melvin Sheinman

Upcoming Pioneer in Cardiology Lecture Series

The next, upcoming Pioneer in Cardiology lecture has been delayed until the resolution of the COVID-19 Pandemic allows for safe travel and social distancing requirements and limits on gathering are lifted.  

Prior Pioneers in Cardiology Lecture Series / Events


Pioneer in Cardiology


April 18, 2018

Eugene Braunwald, MD

December 5, 2018

Melvin Scheinman, MD


  • Medical Grand Rounds: “Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Then, Now, and a Glimpse into the Future”

May 1, 2019

James Forrester, MD

  • Topics in Cardiology: “Misfits, Mavericks, and the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Times”

  • “How New Knowledge will dislodge CAD the Nation’s #1 Killer”

February 5, 2020

William W O’Neill, MD