Title: Medical Director
Company: Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center
Location: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
Howard J. Eisen, MD, Medical Director at Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology.
Having accrued more than three decades of experience in cardiology, Dr. Eisen is now certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, as well as the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure, and Transplant Cardiology. He received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in biology and biochemistry from Cornell University in 1977 and went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in 1981. Continuing his medical requirements, through the Hospital of UPenn, Dr. Eisen completed an internship in medicine in 1982 and a residency in medicine in 1984. Additionally, he completed a fellowship within the cardiovascular division at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1987. Since 2018, Dr. Eisen has notably served as a professor of medicine, director of diagnostic cardiology and medical director of cardiac transplant, mechanical circulatory support, and advanced heart failure programs at the Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center.
Prior to Dr. Eisen’s current roles, he taught classes in medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, and UPenn School of Medicine. Additionally, he served as director of the Drexel Center for Cardiovascular Disorders and chief of the division of cardiology at the Drexel University College of Medicine from 2004 to 2018. He also taught at the institution under the Joseph DiPalma MD Family Professorship in Cardiology from 2015 to 2018 and as a Thomas J. Vischer Professor of Medicine from 2004 to 2018. Between 1993 and 2004, he had also worked for the Temple University School of Medicine as director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center, medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program, director of the Heart Failure Intensive Care United and medical director of the Cardiac Transplant Program. Additionally, in the 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Eisen was an associate in pediatrics at the UPenn School of Medicine, medical director and co-director of the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory and Cardiac Transplant Service Hospitals of UPenn and a consultant within the cardiac transplant program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Over the years, Dr. Eisen had also served as a visiting professor to numerous colleges in the U.S. and abroad.
The recipient of myriad awards and accolades throughout the course of his career, Dr. Eisen has been listed as a Super Doctor by superdoctors.com since 2012, as well as in Castle-Connolly Top Doctors in America since 1998, Best Doctors in America since 1998 and Top Doctors in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine since 1996. Granted the American Heart Association Southeastern Pennsylvania All-Around Champion Award in 2003, one decade earlier, Dr. Eisen was given the Donna K. McCurdy Teaching Award from the UPenn Department of Medicine. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research from the American Federation for Clinical Research-Immunology and Cardiobiology in 1993, the Louis R. Dinon Teaching Award from students of UPenn in 1989 and the Pincus Prize for Outstanding Achievement as a Clinician from the UPenn School of Medicine in 1981.
To remain abreast and aware of advancements in his field, Dr. Eisen holds membership with the American Federation for Clinical Research, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society of Nuclear Medicine, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Association of University Cardiologists, among others. Over the years, he has also served as a fellow to the American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Transplantation, Heart Failure Society of America, and European Society of Cardiology. As a testament to his legacy, Dr. Eisen is also listed in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
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