Events are back and we celebrated by hosting our supporters to an evening of wine, appetizers and shared success stories at a donor appreciation event at Ottimo this past June.  More upcoming events to be announced soon.

Donor Appreciation Event 2021

The Napa Medical Research Foundation celebrated its supporters at their donor appreciation event hosted by Chef Michael Chiarello at Ottimo  in Yountville on June 17, 2021. Seeing one another in person and sharing healing experiences, thanks to Dr. Marko Bodor’s regenerative medical expertise, made the evening especially memorable.  

Along with reconnecting with friends and enjoying exceptional food and wine, updates on the NMRF’s work were shared. Director of Research, Dr. Marko Bodor, spoke of growing up in Croatia and how running track in his youth gave him a fascination with muscles and movement, which led him to his specialty in medical research and a desire to find better solutions for orthopedic and neurologic problems.

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NMRF Staff & Board at recent event in Yountville

From left: Julie Rayner, Michelle Voss, Alex De Moraes, M.D., Joann Serafini, Elizabeth Moffitt, Gretchen de Baubigny, Con Hewitt, Marko Bodor, MD, Michael Jackson, Beth Novak Milliken, Daniel Mirda, MD, Robert Fowles, and Ryan Dregalla, PhD.

He went on to speak of his passion for discovering new methods to replace invasive surgery, using the body’s natural ability to repair itself. Many of us have benefitted from his research and his unique procedures, and we recognize that we are extremely fortunate to have this excellent and leading-edge care available to us here in Napa Valley. This is possible because of the work of the Foundation.


Thank you for gathering to celebrate our joint commitment to wellness.

photo credit: Bob McClenahan


NMRF Advisory Board member Con Hewitt, Marko Bodor, MD and Foundation supporter Andy Beckstoffer


Event host, Chef Michael Chiarello, relates how the work of Dr. Bodor has transformed his life

photos by: Bob McClenahan

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