BRU Cardiologist Receives Top Career Award

Posted by mb543 at Jan 20, 2017 01:45 PM |

 Professor Tony Gershlick has received a top clinical award for his cardiovascular work which has spanned more than 30 years.

The consultant cardiologist from the Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) was presented with the inaugural British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) Lifetime Achievement Career Award.

Professor Gershlick has been involved in coronary intervention shortly after it was introduced in the UK. He carried out his first procedure in the mid-1980s and still remains active clinically, being on-call for patients with heart attacks and having a full clinical practice.

Professor Gershlick

The research work he has conducted has changed the way people are treated and his findings have been used as part of international treatment guidelines.

Professor Gershlick, who is also an honorary professor of interventional cardiology at the University of Leicester and consultant cardiologist at Leicester’s Hospitals, said: “This is indeed a true honour and my sincere thanks go to BCIS for this recognition, and to all those who have supported me and our efforts in Leicester and Nationally in trying to make a difference - colleagues, family and friends, and especially all the patients who have volunteered to be part of research, both specifically in terms of cardiovascular disease, and in general medicine, the results of which influence how medicine is practiced.

“Charitable funding bodies such as the BHF who by providing funding, ensure research continues to influence how we should best manage patients.”

BRU manager Dr Martin Batty said: “We are hugely proud to have Professor Tony Gershlick as part of our team. The work he has carried out has led to significant changes to treatment and outcomes, which will benefit  patients for many years to come.

“We are very glad to see his hard work has been recognised and we will continue to support him in all the studies he carries out.”

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