Advisory Board

Morton J. Kern, M.D. FSCAI, FAHA, FACC

Morton J. Kern, M.D. FSCAI, FAHA, FACC

Chief of Medicine, Veterans Administration Long Beach Heath Care System
Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, UCI
Professor of Medicine, University California, Irvine

Dr. Kern completed undergraduate education at UCLA, medical school and medical residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, NYC and cardiology fellowship training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Kern is currently Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medicine at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital and Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, University California Irvine. Dr. Kern, formerly Professor of Medicine and Director of the prestigious JG Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. Louis University continues to perform and teach cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary interventions.

Dr. Kern is ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Kern is a past president of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and continues to serve many national and international cardiovascular societies. He holds fellowships in the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. He is an instructor for the annual ACCF/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review program and other National and International Scientific Symposia.

In addition to his research interests in coronary blood flow, intravascular physiology, intravascular ultrasound, vulnerable plaque and evaluation of cardiovascular hemodynamics, he is the clinical editor of The Cath Lab Digest, a monthly publication about cardiac catheterization. He has authored several major textbooks, one of which is the leading book on cardiac catheterization, entitled:

  • “The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook” now in its 5th edition and its companion
  • “The Interventional Cardiac Cath Handbook”

These books are among the most widely used textbooks both nationally and internationally to train physicians in the subject.

Olivier Bertrand

Olivier F. Bertrand

Olivier F. Bertrand is a tenured associate-professor of medicine at Laval University, Québec and adjunct-professor at the department of mechanical engineering, McGill University, Montreal.

After his medical training in Belgium and England, he pursued a subspecialty training in interventional cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute and completed a PhD in Experimental Medicine at McGill University.

He was recruited in July 2000 by the department of cardiology at the ‘Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec’ (IUCPQ) as an interventional cardiologist and clinician-researcher.

His current research interests include the study of clinical benefits of transradial approach and optimal antithrombotic strategies for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), the impact of coronary flow reserve on clinical outcomes and the multidisciplinary design optimization of new devices for interventional cardiology. He has published more than 200 scientific papers. He holds the international Chair on interventional cardiology and transradial approach.