Bernard Gersh, MD, PhD.
Dr. Gersh is a Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., D.Phil, received his M.B., Ch.B. in 1965 from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and his D.Phil degree from Oxford University, England, as a Rhodes Scholar from 1967 to 1970. From 1978 to 1993, Dr. Gersh was at Mayo Clinic where he served as Director of the Coronary Care Units with additional commitments to invasive and noninvasive electrophysiology and cardiac pacing. From 1993 to 1998, Dr. Gersh was the William Proctor Harvey Teaching Professor of Cardiology and Chief of Cardiology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He returned to Mayo Clinic in 1998 where he holds the rank of Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development. He is a Past-Chairman of the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, has served on of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology, and served as Chairman of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in 1992. He currently serves on the Planning and Steering Committees and Data Safety Monitoring Boards of several large NIH-sponsored and other randomized trials and the Advisory Boards of many organization and foundations committed to translational research and academic development including the Advisory Board of the Reynolds Foundation.