• HRC2022
  • 9 - 11 Oct 2022

Prof Bernard Gersh

Bernard Gersh

Position: Professor of Medicine
Location: Rochester, US

Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine.    Dr. Gersh received his MB, ChB, from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. 

He has approximately 1266 publications (1117 manuscripts and 149 book chapters). (h-index 141).  In 2014 and 2015 he was named in the Thomson Reuters list of individuals with the greatest number of cited scientific papers 2002-2012.  Dr. Gersh is the editor of 15 books and is on the editorial board of 27 journals

Dr. Gersh 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. , the Hatter Award for “Advancement in the Cardiovascular Science” from  University College London and the University of Cape Town 2009 and 2016 He received the degree of Ph.D. (honoris causa) from The University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2005.  Dr. Gersh is the recipient of the 2012 James B. Herrick award of the AHA, and in 2015  At ESC in 2013 he was designated as one of four “legends of modern cardiology”.  Dr. Gersh is the 2015 recipient of the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award, Silver and Gold Medals of the  ESC ), and is the recipient   Distinguished Scientist Award of the AHA

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