Science at the heart of medicine Robert E. Michler, M.D.

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Science at the heart of medicine Robert E. Michler, M.D.
Science at the heart of medicine
Robert E. Michler, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center
Professor and Chair, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore
Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care
Surgeon-in-Chief, Montefiore
Robert E. Michler, M.D., received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University.
At Dartmouth Medical School, he was a Leopold Schepp Scholar. Dr. Michler completed his residency
in general surgery, a fellowship in cardiothoracic transplantation and a residency in cardiothoracic
surgery at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He was awarded the Blakemore
Research Prize in three consecutive years. Dr. Michler completed a chief residency in pediatric
cardiothoracic surgery with Dr. Aldo Castaneda at the Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s
He has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on cardiothoracic surgery and
heart transplantation. He has also received numerous honors and awards for his work, including being
named “Person of the Week” by Peter Jennings of ABC World News Tonight, the Pace Humanitarian
Award and the Order of Christopher Columbus from Hippolito Mejia, president of the Dominican
Dr. Michler is the chair and founder of a not-for-profit foundation, Heart Care International, which
performs pediatric heart surgery in underserved regions of the world. To date, Heart Care International
has seen and diagnosed more than 1,000 children with heart disease and performed heart surgery on
over 500 children.
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