Cardiology, research and training: an interview with Professor Eugene Braunwald

Sabharwal, Nikhil, Dev, Harmanjit, Sinha, Meghal, Saxena, Pankaj, and Raman, Jai (2021) Cardiology, research and training: an interview with Professor Eugene Braunwald. Heart Lung and Circulation, 30 (8). pp. 1263-1267.

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Professor Eugene Braunwald, often referred to as the ‘Father of Modern Cardiology’, has contributed significantly to medicine and cardiology. He is best known for the acclaimed textbook Braunwald's Heart Disease and for being the founding chairman of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group. Our primary aim is to highlight his experiences and the guidance that he has to offer to future generations of medical trainees and professionals. An interview with Prof. Braunwald provided the authors with an insight into his journey in medicine. A range of questions were posed pertaining to his struggles and accomplishments in cardiology, his perspectives on the future of cardiology and research, as well as his advice to current and future medical professionals. Positive role models are an inspiration to all, regardless of the stage in their career. With hard work, unwavering dedication and a strong desire to make a positive difference to patients and the field, the opportunities are endless. Whether it is clinical or bench research, advances in clinical cardiology and research usually go hand-in-hand. Although primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease remain of critical importance, it is now time to focus on primordial prevention to step back and reduce the development of the risk factors for the future development of cardiovascular disease in the first place. There have been significant advances in cardiology over the past two-thirds of the century during which Prof. Braunwald trained and then led the field. However, there is still much work to be done. Mentors and medical institutions alike must work towards a common goal of ‘igniting the fire’ within the new generation of clinicians and investigators who will then propel this important specialty to ever greater heights.

Item ID: 70221
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1444-2892
Keywords: Cardiology, Primary prevention, Research
Copyright Information: © 2021 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2022 23:38
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