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Franz H. Messerli, MD is an expert in hypertensive cardiovascular disease and preventive cardiology. He presently is Guest Professor in the Department of Cardiology and Clinical Research, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland, 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 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 1000 publications and he has been the first author on several papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Jama, and others. As a principal investigator, he participated in numerous clinical trials. For his scientific achievements, Dr. Messerli has received several awards among them an Honoris Causa Doctorate from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and the Alberto Zanchetti Life Achievement Award of the European Society of Hypertension.
Internal medicine and cardiology