He received his MB, ChB, from the University of Cape Town and his D.Phil degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He received the degree of Ph.D. (honoris causa) from The University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2005. Dr
He has 1175 publications (1027 manuscripts and 148 book chapters) (h-index 132). He was named in the Thomson Reuters list of individuals with the greatest number of cited scientific papers 2002-2012. Dr. Gersh is the editor of 15 books and on the editorial board of 27 journals, including The European Heart Journal (Deputy Editor) He is Editor-in-Chief of UpToDate in Cardiology.
He has received Teacher of the Year Awards from the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Mayo Clinic and numerous Visiting Professorships and Invited Lectures both nationally and internationally. He is an Honorary /\Fellow of multiple international societies, an Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Duke University Please add an Honorary Professor at the University of London.
Dr. Gersh was the 2004 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the AHA Council of Clinical Cardiology and the 2007 recipient of the ACC Distinguished Service Award. , the Hatter Award for “Advancement in the Cardiovascular Science” from University College London and the University of Cape Town 2009 and 2016 Dr. Gersh is the recipient of the 2012 James B. Herrick award of the AHA and the Distinguished Scientist Award of the AHA in 2016., and in 2013 he was designated Master of the American College of Cardiology. At ESC in 2013 he was designated as one of four “legends of modern cardiology” and in 2010 and 2016 he received the Silver and Gold Medals of the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Gersh is the 2015 recipient of the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award.