Myron Gerson

Myron C Gerson

Professor-Emeritus

Medical Sciences Building

3357A

COM IM Cardiology Division - 0542

Medical Sciences Building Room 3357
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Education

Medical Degree, Indiana University School of Medicine 1972,

Residency-Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine 1972 (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship-Cardiovascular Disease, Indiana University School of Medicine 1979 (Cardiology )

Positions and Work Experience

2004 -2006 Acting Director, Division of Cardiology,

1996 -2004 Professor of Radiology,

1995 -To Present Professor of Medicine,

1985 -1996 Associate Professor of Radiology,

1985 -1995 Associate Professor of Medicine,

2002 -To Present Director, Electrocardiography, University Hospital,

1990 -2000 Director, Cardiology Consultation Service,

1984 -To Present Director, Exercise Laboratory, Division of Cardiology,

1979 -To Present Director, Nuclear Cardiology,

1979 -1985 Assistant Professor of Medicine & Radiology, University of Cincinnati,

1975 -1977 Clinical Associate, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota,

2013 -2013 Acting Director, Division of Cardiology, University of Cincinnati,

2013 -To Present Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati,

Research and Practice Interests

Research Interest and Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical application of I-123 Metaiodobenzylguanidine
  • Prediction of Life-Threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias by Assessment of the Sympathetic Nervous System with I-123 MIBG
  • Assessment of prognosis in heart failure patients with I-123 MIBG
  • Clinical Evaluation of upright and supine images with Myocardial Perfusion studies using a CZT camera, Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Exercise Electrocardiography
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

UC Health Clinical Focus

Cardiology

Cardiovascular Disease

Radiology

UC Health Specialities

Cardiovascular Disease

Computed Tomography

Internal Medicine

Nuclear Cardiology

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)

11/10/1981

American Board of Internal Medicine

06/18/1975

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

10/29/2000

Research Support

Investigators:MC Gerson 2008 -2010 GE HealthCare An Open-Label, Multicentre, Phase 3 Study Evaluating the Utility of 123I-mIBG Scintigraphy in Assessing Myocardial Sympathetic Innervation in Subjects with Heart Failure Role:PI $16,150

2007 -2008 Sympathetic Nervous System Modulation in Hypertension by Beta-Adrenergic Blockade - Nuclear Cardiology Foundation Young Investigator Award $25,000

Investigators:MC Gerson 1999 -2014 John R. Strauss Fund for Research and Education in Cardiac Imaging Role:PI $300,000

Investigators:MC Gerson 2007 -To Present Molecular Insights Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Open Label, Phase 2 Study of the Safety and Efficacy of b-methyl-p-[123I]-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic Acid for Identification of Ischemic Myocardium Using SPECT in Adults with Symptoms Consistent with ACS Role:PI $50,000

Grant: #MALLIN-28-01-A0-S0-E0 Investigators:Gerson, Myron 06-01-2000 -12-30-2001 Mallinckrodt Specialty Chemicals Company Uptake of Tc-99m Myocardial Tracers Role:PI $16,058.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SW-97-12-S-02-A0-S0-E0 Investigators:Gerson, Myron 07-01-1997 -06-30-2000 American Heart Association - Southwest Chapter Relation to B2-Adrenergic Receptor Genotype and 123-I Metaiodobenzylguanidine Washout to B-Blocker Response in Heart Failure Role:PI $60,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SRS 005015 Investigators:Effat, Mohamed; Gerson, Myron; Reif, Max; Syed, Faisal 07-01-2007 -12-31-2008 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Sympathetic Nervous Modulation in Hypertension by Beta-Adrenergic Blockade Role:Collaborator $25,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SRS007460 Investigators:Gerson, Myron; Shukla, Rakesh 03-31-2011 -03-30-2012 General Electric Healthcare Lung-to-Mediastinum Ratio and Washout to Predict Endpoints Role:PI $23,770.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 008381 Investigators:Carl, Daniel; Dunning, Kari; Gerson, Myron; Kissela, Brett 01-01-2013 -12-31-2014 Foundation for Physical Therapy High-Intensity Training In Chronic Stroke Role:Collaborator $40,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R01HD093694 Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole; Boyne, Pierce; Carl, Daniel; Dunning, Kari; Gerson, Myron; Kissela, Brett 04-03-2018 -02-28-2023 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development High-Intensity Interval Training to Recover Walking Post-Stroke: HIT-Stroke Trial Role:Collaborator $717,717.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Gerson, Myron C; Abdallah, Mouhamad; Muth, James N; Costea, Alexandru I (2010. )Will imaging assist in the selection of patients with heart failure for an ICD?.JACC. Cardiovascular imaging, ,3 (1 ),101-10

Gerson, Myron C; Abdul-Waheed, Mohammad; Millard, Ronald W (2009. )Of fight and flight.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,16 (2 ),176-9

Min, James K; Abbara, Suhny; Berman, Daniel S; Edgertond, Dawn M; Gerson, Myron C; Halliburton, Sandra; Hines, Jerome L; Hodgson, John M; Lesser, John R; Lennond, Lorraine; Taylor, Allen J; Wann, L Samuel; Ziffer, Jack A; Cerqueira, Manuel D (2008. )Blueprint of the certification examination in cardiovascular computed tomography. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography, ,2 (4 ),263-71

Schaeffer, Michael W; Brennan, Timothy D; Hughes, Judith A; Gibler, W Brian; Gerson, Myron C (2007. )Resting radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging in a chest pain center including an overnight delayed image acquisition protocol.Journal of nuclear medicine technology, ,35 (4 ),242-5

Gerson, Myron C (2006. )The promise of I-123 radiotracers. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,13 (2 ),302-5

Gerson, Myron C; Wagoner, Lynne E; McGuire, Nancy; Liggett, Stephen B (2003. )Activity of the uptake-1 norepinephrine transporter as measured by I-123 MIBG in heart failure patients with a loss-of-function polymorphism of the presynaptic alpha2C-adrenergic receptor.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,10 (6 ),583-9

Gerson, Myron C; McGuire, Nancy; Wagoner, Lynne E (2003. )Sympathetic nervous system function as measured by I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine predicts transplant-free survival in heart failure patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Journal of cardiac failure, ,9 (5 ),384-91

Gerson, Myron C; Craft, Laura L; McGuire, Nancy; Suresh, Damodhar P; Abraham, William T; Wagoner, Lynne E (2002. )Carvedilol improves left ventricular function in heart failure patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and a wide range of sympathetic nervous system function as measured by iodine 123 metaiodobenzylguanidine.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,9 (6 ),608-15

Shotwell, Mathew; Singh, Balkrishna M; Fortman, Charlotte; Bauman, Brian D; Lukes, Jennifer; Gerson, Myron C (2002. )Improved coronary disease detection with quantitative attenuation-corrected Tl-201 images. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,9 (1 ),52-62

Rosenbaum, A F; McGoron, A J; Millard, R W; Gabel, M; Biniakiewicz, D; Walsh, R A; Gerson, M C (1999. )Uptake of seven myocardial tracers during increased myocardial blood flow by dobutamine infusion. Investigative radiology, ,34 (2 ),91-8

Meleca, M J; McGoron, A J; Gerson, M C; Millard, R W; Gabel, M; Biniakiewicz, D; Roszell, N J; Walsh, R A (1997. )Flow versus uptake comparisons of thallium-201 with technetium-99m perfusion tracers in a canine model of myocardial ischemia. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, ,38 (12 ),1847-56

Lenihan, D J; Gerson, M C; Dorn, G W; Hoit, B D; Walsh, R A (1996. )Effects of changes in atrioventricular gradient and contractility on left ventricular filling in human diastolic cardiac dysfunction. American heart journal, ,132 (6 ),1179-88

Hendel, R C; Verani, M S; Miller, D D; Wackers, F J; McMahon, M; Cerqueira, M D; Botvinick, E H; Kvols, L; Gerson, M C (1996. )Diagnostic utility of tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging with technetium 99m furifosmin (Q12) compared with thallium 201: results of a phase III multicenter trial. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,3 (4 ),291-300

Lenihan, D J; Gerson, M C; Hoit, B D; Walsh, R A (1995. )Mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of diastolic heart failure. American heart journal, ,130 (1 ),153-66

Gerson, M C; Lukes, J; Deutsch, E; Biniakiewicz, D; Rohe, R C; Washburn, L C; Fortman, C; Walsh, R A (1994. )Comparison of technetium 99m Q12 and thallium 201 for detection of angiographically documented coronary artery disease in humans. Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,1 (6 ),499-508

Gerson, M C; Millard, R W; Roszell, N J; McGoron, A J; Gabel, M; Washburn, L C; Biniakiewicz, D; Blankenship, D; Mallin, W H; Elder, R C (1994. )Kinetic properties of 99mTc-Q12 in canine myocardium. Circulation, ,89 (3 ),1291-300

Gerson, M C; Hurst, J M; Hertzberg, V S; Baughman, R; Rouan, G W; Ellis, K (1990. )Prediction of cardiac and pulmonary complications related to elective abdominal and noncardiac thoracic surgery in geriatric patients. The American journal of medicine, ,88 (2 ),101-7

Gerson, M C; Khoury, J C; Hertzberg, V S; Fischer, E E; Scott, R C (1988. )Prediction of coronary artery disease in a population of insulin-requiring diabetic patients: results of an 8-year follow-up study. American heart journal, ,116 (3 ),820-6

Gerson, M C; Hurst, J M; Hertzberg, V S; Doogan, P A; Cochran, M B; Lim, S P; McCall, N; Adolph, R J (1985. )Cardiac prognosis in noncardiac geriatric surgery. Annals of internal medicine, ,103 (6 ( Pt 1) ),832-7

Gerson, M C; Deutsch, E A; Nishiyama, H; Libson, K F; Adolph, R J; Grossman, L W; Sodd, V J; Fortman, D L; Vanderheyden, J L; Williams, C C (1983. )Myocardial perfusion imaging with 99mTc-DMPE in man. European journal of nuclear medicine, ,8 (9 ),371-4

Gerson, Myron C; Dwivedi, Alok K; Abdallah, Mouhamad; Shukla, Rakesh; Jacobson, Arnold F (2013. )Significance of I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (¹²³I-MIBG) lung activity in subjects with heart failure in comparison to healthy control subjects.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,20 (4 ),592-9

Abdallah, Mouhamad; Gerson, Myron C (2012. )A step forward in the use of SPECT imaging with I-123 MIBG.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,19 (1 ),16-8

Mazraeshahi, Reza M; Striet, Jeffrey; Oeltgen, Ryan C; Gerson, Myron C (2010. )Myocardial SPECT images for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular hypertrophy.Journal of nuclear medicine technology, ,38 (4 ),175-80

Waqar, Fahad; Dunlap, Stephanie H; Gerson, Myron C (2012. )What will be the role of I-123 MIBG in improving the outcome of medically treated heart failure patients?.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,19 (6 ),1198-205; quiz 1206-

Gerson, Myron C; Caldwell, James H; Ananthasubramaniam, Karthik; Clements, Ian P; Henzlova, Milena J; Amanullah, Aman; Jacobson, Arnold F (2011. )Influence of diabetes mellitus on prognostic utility of imaging of myocardial sympathetic innervation in heart failure patients.Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging, ,4 (2 ),87-93

Verschure, Derk O; Veltman, Caroline E; Manrique, Alain; Somsen, G Aernout; Koutelou, Maria; Katsikis, Athanasios; Agostini, Denis; Gerson, Myron C; van Eck-Smit, Berthe L F; Scholte, Arthur J H A; Jacobson, Arnold F; Verberne, Hein J (2014. )For what endpoint does myocardial 123I-MIBG scintigraphy have the greatest prognostic value in patients with chronic heart failure? Results of a pooled individual patient data meta-analysis.European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging, ,

Waqar, Fahad; Gerson, Myron C (2015. )Cardiac sympathetic imaging in the diagnosis of cardiac autonomic neuropathy in pre-diabetes.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,22 (6 ),1269-72

Gerson, Myron C (2015. )Autonomic innervation of the heart: Role of molecular imaging.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,

Boyne, Pierce; Buhr, Sarah; Rockwell, Bradley; Khoury, Jane; Carl, Daniel; Gerson, Myron; Kissela, Brett; Dunning, Kari (2015. )Predicting Heart Rate at the Ventilatory Threshold for Aerobic Exercise Prescription in Persons With Chronic Stroke.Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT, ,39 (4 ),233-40

Narula, Jagat; Gerson, Myron; Thomas, Gregory S; Cerqueira, Manuel D; Jacobson, Arnold F (2015. )¹²³I-MIBG Imaging for Prediction of Mortality and Potentially Fatal Events in Heart Failure: The ADMIRE-HFX Study.Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, ,56 (7 ),1011-8

Abo-Salem, Elsayed; Gerson, Myron (2014. )Mediastinal thymoma diagnosed with Tc-99m tetrofosmin SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,21 (6 ),1258-9

Peelukhana, Srikara V; Kerr, Hanan; Kolli, Kranthi K; Fernandez-Ulloa, Mariano; Gerson, Myron; Effat, Mohamed; Arif, Imran; Helmy, Tarek; Banerjee, Rupak (2014. )Benefit of cardiac N-13 PET CFR for combined anatomical and functional diagnosis of ischemic coronary artery disease: a pilot study.Annals of nuclear medicine, ,28 (8 ),746-60

Published Books

Gerson MC (1997. )Cardiac Nuclear Medicine, third edition .McGraw-Hill Book Company

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Gerson MC (09-24-2013. )Heart Failure Risk Assessment: Imaging Options to Improve Outcomes. How MIBG Imaging Can Enhance Heart Failure Prognosis .Heart Failure Society of America, Orlando, FL. Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Gerson MC (09-27-2013. )The Physiologic Basis of Cardiac mIBG Imaging .American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 18th Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL. Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Gerson MC (09-29-2013. )PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Case-based PET/CT - How to Use Hybrid Imaging in a Practical Way .American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 18th Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL. Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Honors and Awards

2009 Moderator Advanced Track: Addressing the Challenges of Heart Failure with Cardiac Imaging (2), American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 14th Annual Scientific Session, Minneapolis, MN

2007 Listed in: Best Doctors Best Doctors Inc.

2008 Moderator ACC Integrated Imaging - Daily challenges in Computed Tomography and Nuclear Cardiology. American College of Cardiology 57th Annual Scientific Sessions. Chicago, IL

2007 Moderator Plenary Session II: The Role of Cardiac Imaging in High Risk and Specialized Populations. American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 12th Annual Scientific Session. San Diego, CA.

Keywords

Cardiologist,Cardiovascular System,Exercise Electrocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building Room 3357
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-3087
Fax: 513-558-2002
myron.gerson@uc.edu