Interview with Dr. Eugene Braunwald, Father of Modern Cardiology

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In October 2012, we had the pleasure to host Dr. Eugene Braunwald from Harvard Medical School, the Father of Modern Cardiology, at the Film Annex studios. He was interviewed by JCI's Editor-At-Large, Dr. Ushma Neill, for the Conversations with Giants in Medicine video series. The video interviews with Nobel Prize winners and renown scientists are produced in collaboration with the Journal of Clinical Investigation and are hosted on the JCI Web TV.

In the interview below, Braunwald talks about his childhood in Austria and how he later immigrated to New York City. He tells us about his studies, what pushed him towards a career in medicine, and how he became the Chairman of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Braunwald's work has brought considerable knowledge to cardiovascular research and clinical cardiology. He was the first cardiologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences and wrote over 1000 publications in peer-reviewed journals. The living Nobel Prize winners in medicine have voted him as "the person who has contributed the most to cardiology in recent years."

After serving at the National Institutes of Health, he became the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, first at the University of California in San Diego and then at Harvard Medical School.


 Photo Credit: National Institutes of Health.

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