Sponsored by the New York Yankees and endorsed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the eighth consecutive Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament was held in Central Park on June 4, 2011 to raise funds to benefit Columbia University Medical Center’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund and the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF).
When Dr. Barth Green started the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis almost 30 years ago, people said he was nuts. Fast forward to today and the organization has raised nearly $300 million to support cutting-edge research, including live-saving hypothermia therapy administered to patients immediately after sustaining brain or spinal cord injuries.
Distinguished Service Award: Barth Green, M.D., the University of Miami neurosurgeon for his work bringing medical services to Haiti through Project Medishare, the organization he co-founded in 1994
From scientists and philathropists to athletes, the achievements of many prominent Miamians bring recognition that transcends local fame. One example, says Mario Artecona, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, is Barth Green, MD.