Curriculum of Dr. Eugene Braunwald
- American Cardiologist; he was born in Austria.
- Hersey Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School
- President of the TIMI Study Group of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
- He received his medical training at the University of New York, and he completed his medical residency at the John Hopkins Hospital.
- He became the first Chief of the Area of Cardiology, and he was Medical Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
- President and Founder of the Department of Medicine of the University of California, San Diego.
- His first studies focused on control of ventricular function, and he was the first to measure both the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and the dp/dt measure in the left ventricle of patients.
- His team discovered the first neurohormonal defect in human heart failure, defined the pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and showed post-coronary occlusion ischemic myocardium salvage. They defined the “stunned myocardium” technique and ventricular modeling following myocardial infarction.
- Currently, editor of the Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine textbook, as he has been for the last 12 editions, and the founder editor of the Heart Disease book, which is already in its 8th edition, with both books being the most influential in their respective fields.
- He received numerous honors, including the Distinguished Scientist Award by the American College of Cardiology.
- The living winners of the Nobel Prize of Medicine have voted Dr. Braunwald as “the person that has most contributed to cardiology over recent years.”
Publication: November 2011