Title: Research Professor
Company: Louisiana State Health Science Center
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Dr. Gerald S. Berenson, Research Professor at the Louisiana State Health Science Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.
Dr. Berenson joined his friends in entering medical school, and has since become director of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. He is also the senior visiting physician of Charity Hospital in New Orleans and a consultant with Touro Infirmary Hospital. Dr. Berenson is proud of receiving a Distinguished Scientist Award and a Popular Research Award from the American Heart Association, as well as training between 3,000 and 5,000 medical students. He is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Dr. Berenson attended Tulane University to become a doctor before serving with the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1945 to 1948. He interned with the U.S. Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. After the navy, he accepted research positions on climate, weather, and heart failure, notably working with the National Center for Cardiovascular Health and the National Research and Demonstration Center in Arteriosclerosis. He started a heart study in his home town of Bogalusa, and has produced over one thousand publications for medical literature. Dr. Berenson is now 95 years old.
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