2012 Theodore Woodward Award for Education and Research
Myron L. Weisfeldt, MD, FACP
Dr. Weisfeldt received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained as an intern and resident at Columbia University and did his fellowship in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Weisfeldt also did training at the National Institutes of Aging. From 1975-1991, Dr. Weisfeldt served as Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. From 1991 to 2001 Dr. Weisfeldt was the Samuel Bard Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Weisfeldt is currently the William Osler Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins and Physician-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a position he has held since 2001.
An internationally renowned basic investigator in cardiology, Dr. Weisfeldt has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers focused on cardiac physiology, MRI applications to cardiology, and cardiac resuscitation. Indeed, Dr. Weisfeldt helped pioneer critical developments in these fields. Currently, Dr. Weisfeldt is funded by the National Institutes of Health for being the study chair of the clinical research consortium to improve resuscitation outcomes.
Dr. Weisfeldt has received many honors for his scholarship and his myriad contributions. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the Association of American Physicians. He has served as President of the American Heart Association and has received the John Phillips Memorial Award from the American College of Physicians. Dr. Weisfeldt has been an effective and tireless promoter of diversity in academic medicine. In 2008, he was recognized for these efforts by the Association of Professors of Medicine, which awarded him a Diversity Award.
Dr. Weisfeldt has made numerous important contributions to internal medicine as an investigator, an educator, a creative program builder, and a promoter of diversity in academic medicine. Given these many, important and sustained contributions to Medicine, Dr. Weisfeldt is the ideal recipient of the Theodore Woodward Award.
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