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Dr. Zachary M. Gertz, MDZachary M. Gertz, MD MBE

View Dr. Gertz's publications on PubMed. zachary.gertz@vcuhealth.org

Dr. Gertz joined the Pauley Heart Center in 2012 as the Director of Structural Heart Disease and an Assistant Professor, specializing in Interventional Cardiology. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Dr. Gertz received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Harvard University. He earned his medical degree, as well as a master’s degree in bioethics, from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gertz completed his residency in internal medicine as well as his fellowship in cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he also received advanced training in invasive treatment of coronary disease as well as structural and valvular heart disease. He was awarded the Martin St. John Sutton Cardiovascular Medicine Outstanding Fellow Research Award for his scholarly activity while at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gertz’s clinical expertise includes coronary artery disease, aortic valve disease and mitral valve disease. His procedural skills include percutaneous coronary intervention, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale, mitral valvuloplasty, and septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Gertz’s research interests include aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, and cardiac hemodynamics. His many research publications have appeared in such highly respected journals as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. He has given talks at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

 

 

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