Bernard J. Gersh

Mayo Clinic, USA

Bernard J. Gersh works as a Professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and as a Consultant in cardiovascular diseases. He received his M.B. and Ch.B. from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He received his Ph.D. degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has written 667 articles and 126 book chapters. He served as an Editor of 11 books, and he serves in the editorial board of 25 journals. He served as the Past-Chairman of the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association and as a Former Member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology. His honors include Teacher of the Year Award from the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, and numerous Visiting Professorships and invited lectures both nationally and internationally. He has received multiple awards both nationally and internationally. He is an Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He received the Ph.D. degree (honoris causa) from The University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2005. He was the 2004 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the AHA Council of Clinical Cardiology and the 2007 recipient of the ACC Distinguished Service Award. He delivered the Rene Laennec lecture at the ESC in 2010. In addition, he received the Silver Medal of the Society.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2011

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