Gerald Marx, MD, honored by American Heart Association
Gerald R. Marx, MD, senior associate in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Cardiology, will be honored by the American Heart Association (AHA) with their Paul Dudley White Award at their 2012 Boston Heart Ball on April 28. The award, named in honor of Dr. Paul Dudley White, one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists and a founding father of the American Heart Association, is the most prestigious tribute given by the AHA’s Founders Affiliate and is bestowed annually on a Massachusetts medical volunteer.
As a pediatric cardiologist, Marx is known for his consummate skill, warmth and compassion. “Dr. Marx is a master clinician and doctor’s doctor,” says James Lock, MD, Children’s Cardiologist-in-chief. “In his commitment to the highest quality clinical care, honesty and integrity, generosity and humility, he exemplifies the characteristics of Dr. White and is most richly deserving of this great honor.”
A native of Valhalla, NY, Marx trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. After his training, he joined the faculty at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, followed by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, AZ, and then Tufts University of School of Medicine before returning to Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital in 1998.
Marx is internationally recognized for his contributions to patient care and medical education. A devoted physician, he cares for children with the most complicated forms of heart disease from all over the globe. He is the author of over 180 peer-reviewed publications, chapters of books, reviews and editorials. As teacher, he has lectured nationally and internationally, and has taught generations of cardiology fellows the art and science of echocardiography. Marx is especially renowned as a pioneer in 3-D imaging of congenital heart disease.
Marx has also been a tireless volunteer for the AHA, both at the national and regional level, serving on numerous committees and boards. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the AHA’s Founder’s Affiliate.