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Board of Managers
PreferUS' board of managers and observers is comprised of medical and business professionals who are at the pinnacle of their respective industries. Each individual plays an essential role in the implementation of PreferUS' scope of services as well as the training program at all five institutional partners.
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D., has agreed to serve as Chairman of PreferUS Healthcare. He serves as Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs and Vice-President for Interventional Services at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Previously, he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago for 25 years, serving as the Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery from 1992 until 2006. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College in the combined BS-MD five year program. He trained in general and vascular surgery at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Gewertz is the author of more than 250 original articles, book chapters and books including the just released “The Best Medicine.” His principal clinical and research interests include mesenteric ischemia, cerebrovascular disease and human factors in clinical care delivery. Recently, he led a $4 million multi-institutional research project integrating human performance and technology funded by the Department of Defense. Dr. Gewertz has received numerous awards for his basic investigations and teaching and was selected Outstanding Science Alumnus of Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and Alumni Fellow in 2009. A large number of invited and named lectureships throughout the years have addressed a broad range of topics in vascular disease and human factors research as well as the challenges facing academic medicine.
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