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Bruce B. Lerman, M.D.

Cardiology

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Biographical Info

Dr. Bruce B. Lerman is the H. Altschul Master Professor of Medicine, was Chief of the Division of Cardiology for 28 years and Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Weill-Cornell and  the New York Presbyterian Hospital until stepping down in June 2023. He received his medical degree from Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine, was an intern and medical resident at Northwestern University and completed his cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins.  He trained in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania.  

He has authored over 200 original publications, 60 book chapters and 2 books. He is a recipient of the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and had received multiple grants from the NIH. He is currently on the editorial boards of Circulation, Heart Rhythm, Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pacing  and Clinical Electrophysology and the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. He is a member of the exam writing committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine for the Cardiac Electrophysiology Board Examination..

His research contributions include elucidating the myriad electrophysiologic mechanisms of  the nucleoside adenosine, pioneering  the concept of current-based defibrillation and determining the role of mechanoelectrical feedback as a stimulus for triggering malignant ventricular arrhythmias. His current work focuses on the the cellular and molecular mechanisms of ventricular outflow tract tachycardia. His laboratory has identified critical somatic mutations in the cAMP signal transduction cascade that mediate this  form of ventricular tachycardia, thus introducing a new paradigm for the causation of ventricular tachycardia. He has been issued 4 patents.

He clinical concentration focuses on the diagnosis and treatment (ablation) of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as on the treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias with implantable devices. For the last 15 years, he’s been named in New York Magazine- Best Doctors,  Castle Connolly – America’s Top Doctors, US News and World Report (Best Doctors) and the New York Times (Super Doctors).

 

Honors and Awards
  • H. Altschul Master Professor of Medicine
  • Established Investigatorship Award, American Heart Association
  • Sackler Scholar
  • Chair, Program Committee American College of Cardiology Scientific Session (2005)
  • Young Investigators Award, American College of Cardiology
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
Clinical Expertise
Catheter Ablation
Pacemakers
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Implantable Defibrillators
Electrophysiology-Arrhythmias
Cardiac Resynchronization
Atrial Fibrillation
Syncope
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago
    1977
Appointments 
  • Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Hilda Altschul Master Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Medicine in Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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