University Professor receives Lifetime Achievement award

Professor Tony Gershlick (pictured), Honorary Professor of Interventional Cardiology at our University and Consultant Cardiologist at Leicester’s Hospitals has been awarded the inaugural British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) Lifetime Achievement Career Award for his contribution to the field.

This was presented to him at the National meeting on Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Professor Gershlick has been involved in coronary intervention shortly after it was introduced in the UK. He undertook his first procedure in the mid-1980s and still remains active clinically, being on-call for patients with heart attacks and having a full clinical practice.

He has been involved in practice-changing research conceiving, initiating and running four major National and International trials that have changed the way patients are treated. These have been incorporated into International Guidelines. 

Professor Gershlick said of his award: “This is indeed a true honour and my sincere thanks go to BCIS for this recognition, and to all those who have supported me and our efforts in Leicester and Nationally in trying to make a difference - colleagues, family and friends, and especially all the patients who have volunteered to be part of research, both specifically in terms of cardiovascular disease, and in general medicine, the results of which influence how medicine is practiced. Charitable funding bodies such as the BHF who by providing funding, ensure research continues to influence how we should best manage patients."

Professor Tom Robinson, Head of Department and Professor of Stroke Medicine at our University added: “Professor Tony Gershlick has an international reputation for his contributions to interventional cardiology; leading many trials that have led to significant improvements in patient treatment and outcomes, as well training future generations of interventional cardiologists at local, national and international level. He makes a significant contribution to the University of Leicester’s Department of Cardiovascular Science’s mission to undertake bench-to-bedside research, education and training, and clinical practice that improves the health and well-being of patients and the public; accordingly, this award is richly deserved."