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EUGENE BRAUNWALD M.D., M.D. (hon), Sc.D. (hon), F.R.C.P.
Every cardiologist should know about this scintillating personality in Medical World from whom I drew my inspiration.
EUGENE BRAUNWALD, M.D. is the Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Chairman of the TIMI Study Group at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Braunwald received his medical training at New York University and completed his Medical Residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1955 he became a Clinical Associate in the (then) National Heart Institute. Subsequently, he served as the first Chief of the Cardiology Branch and then as Clinical Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. After he left the intramural program, Dr. Braunwald served as the founding Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and from 1972 to 1996 he was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was a founding trustee and Chief Academic Officer of Partners HealthCare System, which incorporates the Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals.
Dr. Braunwald is the only cardiologist who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has served as President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of Professors of Medicine. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Distinguished Scientist Award of the American College of Cardiology, Research Achievement, and Herrick Awards of the American Heart Association, the Williams Award of the Association of Professors of Medicine, and the Kober medal of the Association of American Physicians. He is the recipient of thirteen honorary degrees from distinguished universities throughout the world. Harvard University created the Eugene Braunwald Professorship in Medicine as a permanently endowed chair. The American Heart Association created the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award as a permanent annual award. The living Nobel Prize winners in medicine voted Dr. Braunwald as "the person who has contributed the most to cardiology in recent years". In 1998 Science Watch listed Dr. Braunwald as the most frequently cited author in Cardiology. The Brigham and Women's Hospital dedicated a research facility as the "Eugene Braunwald Research Center".
Dr. Braunwald is the author of more than 1200 publications and an editor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, (Editor-in-Chief of the 11th Edition and the current 15th Edition) and the founding editor/author of Heart Disease, now in its 6th Edition. These two books are the leading texts in internal medicine and cardiology respectively. Dr. Braunwald has been Chairman of the TIMI trials since 1984 and he has led the SAVE and CARE trials.
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Dr. Eugene Braunwald biography
"Most heart attack survivors have never heard of Dr. Eugene Braunwald," The Boston Globe stated in May 2002, "but chances are his research helped save their lives or improve their recovery." Braunwald, whose family came to this country in 1939 after fleeing Nazi-ruled Austria, is a premier cardiologist of our time.
His stature, the Globe continued, "is anchored in his landmark 1971 discovery that a heart attack is a progressive event. His insight that doctors could intervene...to reduce injury to the heart opened the door to the entire field of modern heart-attack treatment."
At Harvard Medical School, Braunwald is the Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine and faculty dean for academic programs in the Partners HealthCare system, founded by the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General hospitals.
Braunwald graduated first in his class of doctoral recipients at New York University, where he also earned his A.B., and completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He served as chief of cardiology and clinical director at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; founded the department of medicine at the University of California, San Diego; and from 1972 to 1996 chaired the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The only cardiologist who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Braunwald has received countless awards and honors. In 1996, Harvard created the Eugene Braunwald Professorship in Medicine as a permanently endowed chair, and in 1999 the American Heart Association established the annual Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award. Braunwald has written more than 1,100 publications, been editor-in-chief of the leading textbook in internal medicine, and is the founding editor of Heart Disease, the leading cardiology text.
Braunwald is a music lover who as an undergrad carried a spear in a Metropolitan Opera production of Aida. He is the father of three daughters.
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You can know more about the life of Eugene Braunwald from a paper published by Schlossmacher MG - The life of Eugene Braunwald: a remarkable journey that began in Vi....