Medicine Grand Rounds: Victor J. Dzau Distinguished Lecture in Cardiovascular Medicine: The War Against Heart Failure

When:
December 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
2021-12-08T08:00:00-08:00
2021-12-08T09:00:00-08:00
Where:
Online only
Contact:
Francesca Tongco
Medicine Grand Rounds: Victor J. Dzau Distinguished Lecture in Cardiovascular Medicine: The War Against Heart Failure @ Online only

“The War Against Heart Failure”

presented by Eugene Braunwald, MD

Eugene Braunwald, MD, is the Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chair Emeritus, Department of Medicine; and the founding Chair of the TIMI Study Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Braunwald trained at New York University School of Medicine and his medical housestaff training was at Mount Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He served as Chief of Cardiology and as Clinical Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and then as founding Chair of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. From 1972 to 1996 he was Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. From 1980 to 1989 he served simultaneously as Chair of Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He was a founding trustee and Chief Academic Officer of Partners HealthCare System.

He has received numerous honors and awards including the Distinguished Scientist Awards of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology, and the Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Heart Failure Society of America, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the American College of Cardiology. The Brigham and Women’s Hospital named its major bed tower and a research center in his honor.

Dr. Braunwald received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Oxford and is the recipient of honorary doctorates from twenty-three other distinguished universities on three continents. Harvard University established the Eugene Braunwald endowed Chair in Medicine. He was the first adult cardiologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S. The American College of Cardiology and the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology have established annual lectures in his name. The living Nobel Prize winners in medicine voted Dr. Braunwald as “the person who has contributed the most to cardiology in recent years.”