Bernard J Gersh

Bernard J Gersh
Bernard J Gersh
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, US


Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine.  His past positions include The W. Proctor Harvey Teaching Professor of Cardiology and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Georgetown University Medical Center.  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.

Dr. Gersh’s wide interests include the natural history and therapy of acute and chronic coronary artery disease, clinical electrophysiology and in particular atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death and syncope, cardiac stem cell therapy, and the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the developing world.  He has approximately 1000 publications (886 manuscripts and 143 book chapters). (h-index 114).  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 25 journals including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Nature Cardiovascular Medicine, and The European Heart Journal (Deputy Editor) He is also Editor-in-Chief of UpToDate in Cardiology. 


Acute coronary syndrome


Coronary artery disease

Heart valve disease

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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