Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil


Title: Professor of Medicine
Company: Mayo Medical School
Location: Wilson, Wyoming, United States

Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil, Professor of Medicine at Mayo Medical School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Gersh has been a professor of medicine at the Mayo Medical School since 1985, where he also served as a consultant from 1978 to 1993 and again in 1998. In addition to his primary roles, he held a number of positions with the Georgetown University Medical Center, including professor of medicine, W. Proctor Harvey Teaching Professor from 1993 to 1998, and chief of cardiology from 1993 to 1998. Earlier in his career, he was a senior specialist and senior lecturer with the Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town from 1973 to 1978.

Dr. Gersh was inspired to pursue a career in medicine from an early age, having been afflicted with a severe illness that required a three month hospitalization. Upon his recovery, he wanted to help others in the way he has been healed. He first pursued an education with the University of Cape Town, where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1965. He continued his studies with Oxford University, earning a PhD in 1970.

A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Gersh has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists, the American Clinical and Climatological Society, and the Cosmos Club. A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, he has been recognized as a trustee, designated master, and fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has also been active with the Vincent’s Club, the Western Province Cricket Club, and the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Throughout his career, Dr. Gersh has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of the James B. Herrick Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, he was named a Rhodes Scholar. He was given the Gold Medal by the European Society of Cardiology and the Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Cardiology.

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