Franz H. Messerli Professor of Medicine Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University of Bern
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Franz H. Messerli, MD, is an expert in hypertensive cardio-
vascular disease and preventive cardiology. He currently is Guest Professor in the Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine and Visiting Professor Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Bern Medical School in Switzerland, Dr. Messerli completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Bern. This was followed by a research fellowship at the Clinical Research Institute in Montreal, Canada. Before moving to New York, Dr. Messerli was for many years director of clinical research at the Ochsner Medical Institutions and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
He served on the Cardio-Renal Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is or has been a member of the editorial boards of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, Circulation, Hypertension, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Hypertension, etc. On his CV there are more than 900 publications and he has been first author on several papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Jama and others. For his scientific achievements Dr. Messerli has received several awards among them a Honoris Causa Doctorate from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and the Alberto Zanchetti Life Achievement Award of the European Society of Hypertension.