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Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Photo of  Myron Gerson, MD

Myron Gerson, MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interest

Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Radiology

Research Interests

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

Specialties

Cardiovascular Disease
Nuclear Cardiology
Internal Medicine
Computed Tomography

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Residency-Internal Medicine: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship-Cardiovascular Disease: Indiana University School of Medicine
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) 11/10/1981
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 06/18/1975
  • Certified Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 09/22/2008
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 10/29/2000
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building Room 3357
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-3087
  • Fax 513-558-2002
  • Email myron.gerson@uc.edu
  • UC Institute Member Seal

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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, ,

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

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

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

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, ,

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

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

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

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

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; 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; 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; 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

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; 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

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