Title: Cardiologist, Educator
Company: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
Location: Olivette, Missouri, United States
Edward Geltman, Cardiologist and Educator at Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology and internal medicine.
For Dr. Geltman, becoming a physician melded his passion for science and for helping people. He knew that as a physician, he could contribute as both a scientist and clinician. In this venture, he practiced medicine and taught for many years at Barnes Hospital with Washington University. He started at the hospital in 1976 as a fellow in clinical cardiology. Through the years, his position within the medical system elevated, becoming a full professor in 1992. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Geltman’s skills and expertise were utilized as a director of the heart failure and transplant program. In addition to this work, he has served on the steering committee and chairman of ancillary studies for the SAVE Study with Bristol-Myers Squibb and on the steering committee for the MACH-1 Study with Roche. He was a U.S. National Leader with the Perspectives Trial and has reviewed 16 medical journals. Furthermore, Dr. Geltman has contributed to more than 100 articles in professional journals and books and his photographs have been displayed at the Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis Artist Guild.
Dr. Geltman first pursued the medical field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1967. He continued his professional training at New York University, receiving an MD in 1971. Following this, he became a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease. He completed an internship and residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. In addition to this, Dr. Geltman served in the U.S. Air Force as a Major with the Medical Corps and as a Captain. He taught as an instructor at the School of Health Care Sciences at the Shepard Air Force Base. For his many contributions to patient’s lives, he has received such accolades as the Master Clinician Award from Barnes Jewish Hospital, the Philip A. Ludbrook Award from the Washington University Human Studies Committee and the Hugh McCullough Award from the American Heart Association. Furthermore, Dr. Geltman was selected as a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association’s Clinical Council among several other professional affiliations.
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