In Search of Health, Happiness and Longevity

Monday, July 28, 2008 (All day)

A free seminar about living to be 100. Open to the public and the medical community. Presented by The University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Surgery.

A Google search of “health, happiness and longevity” produces more than 15,000 results (a search without quote marks produces about 117,000).  Dr. Manuel Viamonte, age 80, will offer his unique perspective on this topic and discuss findings from his visits to several communities around the world that have large numbers of citizens age 100 and older.

Dr. Viamonte has been a physician for nearly 50 years. He is a third-generation physician, and his son and daughter also are physicians who are graduates of the University of Florida School of Medicine and University of Miami School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree in 1955 from the University of Havana School of Medicine in Cuba. During medical school, he received 33 awards and was valedictorian of his class. He completed his internship at University Hospital in Havana.

In 1958, he completed fellowships in radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Registry of Radiological Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

He has served as associate director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center/Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, and professor of radiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine since 1969.

He is a member of 45 medical societies; has made more than 1,700 presentations; published 20 books and more than 250 papers; received 25 research grants; participated in 25 scientific exhibits; taught 63 seminars and courses; received 66 scholarships, awards and honors; and produced 22 CD’s.

SPEAKER: Manuel Viamonte Jr., MD, associate director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Mount Sinai Medical Center/Miami Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Fla.; professor, Radiology, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

REGISTRATION/MORE INFORMATION: Contact Grace Wagner, UA College of Medicine Department of Surgery, (520) 626-6118.