W. Gerald Austen, MD
Director Emeritus at Abiomed, Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. W. Gerald Austen, MD, director emeritus, has served as a director of the company since 1985. Since 1974 he has been the Edward D. Churchill 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 of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary trustee of Massachusetts General Hospital, 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.