Dr. Eugene Braunwald is a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the distinguished Hersey professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. During his career, Eugene has served as clinical director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and as chair of medicine at BWH for 24 years. He was also the founding chief academic officer of Partners Healthcare, and the founding chairman of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Study Group, an academic research organization of BWH. He is also the first adult cardiologist elected to the National Academy of Medicine and received an honorary Doctor of Science from Oxford University.
Eugene received an M.D. from New York University. He completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins and a cardiology research fellowship in the laboratory of Nobelist André Cournand at Columbia University.