EUGENE BRAUNWALD, M.D. is the Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the founding Chair of the TIMI Study Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
His early research focused on the control and assessment of ventricular function and he was the first to measure both left ventricular ejection fraction and left ventricular dp/dt in patients. His group demonstrated the first neurohumoral defect in human heart failure, defined the pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and demonstrated salvage of ischemic myocardium following coronary occlusion. For the past 32 years, he and his colleagues at the TIMI Study Group conducted more than 60 clinical trials, many of which have changed clinical practice.
Dr. Braunwald has received numerous honors and awards including the Distinguished Scientist and Lifetime Achievement Awards of the ACC, and Research Achievement Awards of the AHA. He received an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Oxford and is the recipient of honorary doctorates from twenty three other distinguished universities.