Sheila Kar MD, Presents A Heartfelt Humanitarian Award Ceremony For Dr. Lubna Dawany & David Albert, MD

Beverly Hills

Dr. Lubna Dawany, Sheila Kar, MD, and David Albert, MD. Photo credit: ClintonH.Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle
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By: Christy Oldham

16, Feb 2017

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give”- Winston Churchill

Sheila Kar, MD. Photo credit: ClintonH.Wallace/

Sheila Kar, MD. Photo credit: Clinton H.Wallace/

The 13th Annual Valentine’s Health Seminar, presented by the Sheila Kar Health Foundation, with panelists Michael Gottlieb, MD (physician who first identified AIDS as a new disease in 1981), Peter Ruane, MD (founder of Ruane Medical & Liver Health Institute), Rekha Murthy, MD (V.P. of Medical Affairs at CSMC) and Sheila Kar, MD (Cardiologist & past Clinical Chief at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute) was recently held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.


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The distinguished panel of doctors discussed the devastating  “big” viral effects  that “microscopic” viruses have and how everyone therefore is susceptible to health issues.  These International experts stressed that with the knowledge and tools that we possess today however, infections can and should be prevented.

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Michael Gottlieb, MD. Photo credit: Clinton H.Wallace/

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Sheila Kar, MD and Michael Gottlieb, MD. Photo Credit: Clinton H.Wallace/

The informative seminar was followed by A Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Evening reception which included an elegant dinner, live auction and concert with Grammy Award-winning recording artist Omar AkramJoey Piscopo was the Master of Ceremonies.


Omar Akram & his band. Photo Credit: ClintonH.Wallace/

Omar Akram & his band. Photo Credit: Clinton H.Wallace/


Dr. Lubna Dawany (seated center) with family and associates. Photo Credit: Clinton H.Wallace/


Master of Ceremonies Joey Piscopo. Photo Credit: Clinton H.Wallace/

Guests were on their feet giving a standing ovation to Humanitarian Award recipients David Albert, MD (physician, serial entrepreneur and inventor) and Dr. Lubna Dawany (Attorney & Human Rights Activist).

Dr. Lubna Dawany recieves an Award for her Humanitarian contributions. Photo Credit: ClintonH.Wallace/

Dr. Lubna Dawany receives an Award for her Humanitarian contributions. Photo Credit: Clinton H.Wallace/

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Photo credit: Clinton H.Wallace/

Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch gives awards to Dr. Lubna Dawany, David Albert, MD, and Omar Akram.


(L to R) TV producer Janis Hirsch, Joey Piscopo, Sheila Kar, Dr. Lubna Dawany, David Albert, MD, Omar Akram and Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch. Photo Credit: Clinton H.Wallace/



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Photo Credit: ClintonH.Wallace/


Dr. David Albert and Guests. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/

Dr. David Albert and Guests. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/

ABOUT THE SHEILA KAR HEALTH FOUNDATION, a non-profit tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 23701 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code. Founded in 2007, the SKHF promotes education on good health practices and disease prevention.

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christy oldham
About christy oldham
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series (season one) that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. "Vape Warz" made its premier debut in Cannes where it won an Honorable Mention at The Mediterranean Film Festival and is now streaming in Japan, Germany, UK and USA on AMAZON Video Direct with season two in development. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

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