Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Ron Waksman, MD, FACC, Associate Director, Division of Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education for the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. With nearly 20 years of experience in leading edge medical technologies, Dr. Waksman is a world-renowned interventional cardiologist and is a highly sought after Principal Investigator for pre-clinical and clinical studies conducted in the United States and abroad. Dr Waksman has performed over 5000 coronary interventions throughout his career.
In addition to his clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Waksman is a professor of medicine (cardiology) at Georgetown University; he is the co-director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center; and the course director of the annual Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies (CRT) meeting, an event that presents multiple, concurrent scientific meetings to medical and industry professionals in the field of cardiology. Dr. Waksman is an active member of several prominent national and international professional societies, and is the recipient of awards and honors for his expertise in brachytherapy, interventional cardiology, and clinical investigation.
He earned his medical degree from the Ben Gurion University in Israel and completed residencies in medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology at Hadassah University in Jerusalem, Israel. Subsequently, Dr. Waksman completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology in 1994 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.