Past Gala Honorees

Dr. Andrew Menzin

Dr. Andrew Menzin

Our 2017 Honoree Dr. Andrew Menzin, is the Chief of Gynecologic Oncology for Northwell Health’s Central Region and the Co-Lead for the Center of Excellence in Gynecologic Oncology at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. He is a Professor of OBGYN at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Vincent P. Vinciguerra

Dr. Vincent P. Vinciguerra

Our 2016 Honoree Dr. Vincent P. Vinciguerra was chosen for his contributions and leadership in the development of many oncology programs, cancer treatment control clinical trials, scientific development and accruals. As Principal Investigator of the North Shore University Hospital Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), he was instrumental in providing a wide range of clinical trials in cancer treatment and control.

Dr. Francis P. Arena

Dr. Francis P. Arena

Our 2015 Honoree Dr. Francis P. Arena received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Fordham University and his Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College. His internship and residency were carried out at New York Hospital/Memorial Hospital, after which Dr. Arena served as Chief Medical Resident and later as Hematology/Oncology Fellow at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. William R. Grace

Dr. William R. Grace

Our 2014 Honoree, Dr. William Grace is a medical oncologist in New York and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Respected by his peers and consistently honored by healthcare consumer advocates, Dr. Grace has devoted his medical practice to “winning against cancer one patient at a time.” Dr. Grace believes in “personalized medicine” not as a vague hope for the future but as a promise for today.

The Katie Oppo Research Fund chose Dr. Grace to be its first honoree because he personalized Katie Oppo’s treatment and gave Katie hope when there was little hope to be found. Dr. Grace treated Katie as a person, not a person with cancer. He was as impressed with her courage as she was impressed by his knowledge.