Matters of the Heart

Living longer, healthier lives is meaty focus of Houston Methodist dinner at Vallone's

Living longer, healthier is meaty focus of dinner with heart docs

Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Tony Vallone, Anita Gotto, Dr. Tony Gotto
Tony Vallone, Anita Gotto, Dr. Tony Gotto. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dr. Marc Boom, Dr. Julie Boom, Tracy Krohn, Lori Krohn
Dr. Marc Boom, Dr. Julie Boom, Tracy Krohn, Laurie Krohn. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Jack Dinerstein, Nancy Dinerstein
Jack Dinerstein, Nancy Dinerstein. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Krisit Breaux, Ken Breaux
Ken Breaux, Kristi Breaux. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Debbie Martinez, Vidal Martinez
Debbie Martinez, Vidal Martinez. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dr. Miguel Quinones, Denis DeBakey, Anita Gotto
Dr. Miguel Quinones, Denis DeBakey, Anita Gotto. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dr. Stephen Little, Dr. Marc Boom
Dr. Stephen Little, Dr. Marc Boom. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Danielle Ellis, John Ellis
Danielle Ellis, John Ellis. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Bob Moses, Loretta Moses
Bob Moses, Loretta Moses. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dan Steppe, Virginia Steppe
Dan Steppe, Virginia Steppe. Photo by Richard Carson
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Tony Vallone, Anita Gotto, Dr. Tony Gotto
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dr. Marc Boom, Dr. Julie Boom, Tracy Krohn, Lori Krohn
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Jack Dinerstein, Nancy Dinerstein
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Krisit Breaux, Ken Breaux
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Debbie Martinez, Vidal Martinez
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dr. Miguel Quinones, Denis DeBakey, Anita Gotto
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dr. Stephen Little, Dr. Marc Boom
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Danielle Ellis, John Ellis
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Bob Moses, Loretta Moses
Houston Methodist Leading Hearts, April 2016, Dan Steppe, Virginia Steppe

What: Houston Methodist "Leading Hearts" dinner.

Where: Vallone's at Memorial Gateway.

The scoop: Donna and Tony Vallone hosted the medically-oriented dinner featuring leading docs from Houston Methodist. Joining Tony in the program were Houston Methodist president and CEO Dr. Marc Boom and Dr. Stephen H. Little, medical director at the hospital's DeBakey Heart & Vascular Valve Clinic. On the table was discussion about structural heart innovations punctuated by the scale model of a human heart that was passed around the room.

More than 75 guests dined on corn raviolini, the popular flaming whole salt-crusted Gulf red snapper and a choice of entrees followed by a dessert of strawberry ricotta cassata.

Who: Kay and Ewing Werlein, Denis DeBakey, Anita and Dr. Tony Gotto, Dr. Julie Boom, William Doré, Nancy and Jack Dinerstein, Debbie and Vidal Martinez, Laurie and Tracy Krohn, and Cynthia Pickett-Stevenson.

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