People: Abiomed Inc (ABMD.O)
Austen, W. Gerald
Dr. W. Gerald Austen, M.D., is Independent Director of Abiomed Inc., since May 1985. Dr. Austen has served as the chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Chief’s Counsel since 1992. From 1974 to 2011, he was the Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, he was named the Edward D. Churchill Distinguished Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital. From 1969 to 1997, Dr. Austen was chief of the surgical services at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Austen is the former President of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Surgical Association and the Massachusetts and American Heart Associations. Dr. Austen is a member emeritus of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a life member emeritus of the corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chairman emeritus of the board of trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Dr. Austen received his Bachelor of Science from MIT and his Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School.
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