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Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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Myron Gerson, MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine

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

Research/Clinical 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

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Certification American Board of Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Cardiology Subspecialty Certification American Board of Internal Medicine, 1982
  • Certification Board in Nuclear Cardiology, 2000
  • Ohio License
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

Peer Reviewed Publications

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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

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

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

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