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 Hospital. 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 Republic. 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. Office of Communications & Public Affairs, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461