New Faculty

Dr. John Gorcsan joins the Division of Cardiology

Dr. John Gorcsan III is a Professor of Medicine with tenure and Director of Clinical Research, Division of Cardiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the Department of Medicine on August 1, 2017. He was previously affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Gorcsan has over 28 years of experience in academic medicine. He has a special interest in cardiac mechanics in heart failure and advanced echocardiographic imaging technologies. In addition to over 28 years of clinical experience in out-patient and in-patient clinical cardiology, he has advanced clinical skills in echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography. He has extensively published in the scientific literature with over 200 manuscripts and has been supported by several awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association and American Society of Echocardiography as Principal Investigator. He is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Cardiac Failure, International Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal and Editorial Board member of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and Journal of the American College of Cardiology for which he received the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology for Outstanding Scholarship. He served as Chairman of the National Scientific Sessions for the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and Chairman of the Research Committee for ASE, and received ASE’s top honor for an educator, “The Richard Popp Award.” He is also known as originator and host of the educational Quiz Show “Echo Jeopardy”, which has gained international recognition.