Howard Eisen, MD

Title: Thomas J. Vischer and Joseph DiPalma Professor of Medicine
Company: Drexel University College of Medicine
Location: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States

Howard Eisen, MD, Thomas J. Vischer and Joseph DiPalma Professor of Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Eisen has been the Thomas J. Vischer and Joseph DiPalma Professor of Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine since 2004. In addition, he has served the institution as director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disorders. He has also been chief of the division of cardiology and the director of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure Care at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Prior to joining Drexel University, Dr. Eisen held a number of positions with Temple University, including as director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center from 2002 to 2004, having been associate director since 1995. He was the medical director of the Cardiac Transplant Program from 1999 to 2004, and of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program and Cardiomyopathy and Transplant Center from 1999 to 2002. From 1997 to 2004, he was a professor of medicine and physiology, having been an associate professor since 1993, and from 1995 to 2002 he was the associate director of the General Clinical Research Center.

Dr. Eisen was inspired to pursue a career in medicine because he had several family members with heart disease and wanted to help in any way he could. He began his career as a student at Cornell University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1977. He then joined the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1981, subsequently serving as a medical intern from 1981 to 1982 and a resident in medicine from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 to 1987, he held a fellowship in cardiology with the Washington University School of medicine-Barnes Hospital, returning to the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant professor of medicine from 1990 to 1993.

A leader in the field, Dr. Eisen is affiliated with numerous professional organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. Certified and recognized as a diplomate in advanced heart failure and transplantation by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases and the American Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Eisen is recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association, for which he also served on the clinical council, the research committee, and is chair of the peer review committed and president of the Southeastern Pennsylvania affiliate. He is the former chair of the thoracic committee of the American Society of Transplantation, and a current member and chair of the grants executive committee. A member of the cryptosporidiosis advisory committee for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Dr. Eisen is a member of the study section for the National Institutes of Health.

The former chair and program chair of the international and intersocial coordinator committee of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Dr. Eisen has previously served on the national council of the American Federation of Clinical Research. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha.

A respected voice in the industry, Dr. Eisen has contributed multiple articles to professional journals. He has been an editorial board member of the Journal of Cardiac Failure and the Journal of American College of Cardiology Heart Failure. He has been an associate editor for the American journal of Transplantation, he is also an editorial consultant and on the editorial board of the journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation. Dr. Eisen is particularly proud of a manuscript he published in the New England Journal of Medicine about a new medication for heart transplants.

Throughout his career, Dr. Eisen has been recognized for his contributions, including having been named a Top Doctor by Philadelphia Magazine and by Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in America for 23 years consecutively. He received an Alumni Service Award from the American Federation of Clinical Research, who also recognized him with an H. Christian Award. Dr. Eisen has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineer, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.

In his free time, Dr. Eisen enjoys reading, rowing, running, and listening to classical music.

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