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George E. Burch

George E. Burch, American cardiologist, scientist, clinician, educator, author. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Commonwealth Fund fellow, 1939-1941.


  • Burch, George E. was born in 1910 in Edgard, Louisiana, United States. Son of George Edward and Lottie Edith (Monroe) Burch.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Tulane University, 1933. Bachelor of Science, Tulane University, 1935.


    • Intern Charity Hospital, New Orleans, 1933-1934. Assistant department medicine Tulane University, 1934-1935, instructor, 1935-1942, assistant professor, 1942-1943, associate professor, 1943-1947, professor, chairman department, 1947-1975, professor emeritus, 1975-1986. Assistant Rockefeller Institute Hospital, 1939-1941.

      Assistant visiting physician Charity Hospital, 1934-1936, visiting physician, 1936-1944, senior visiting physician, 1944-1947, consultant in medicine Tulane unit, 1975-1986. Member experimental advisory committee cardiovascular diseases World Health Organization, 1960-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.


    • Editor American Heart Journal, 1959-1986.


    Captain Louisiana National Guard, 1936-1940. Captain Medical Reserve Corporation, United States Army, Tulane Unit Base Hospital Northern 23, 1940-1942. Master American College of Physicians, American College Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy, American College Cardiology (president 1968).

    Member American Medical Association, Association University Cardiologists (founder), Association American Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Harvey Society, American Federation Clinical Research, Central, Southern Societies for Clinical Research, New York Academy Medicine, Southern Medical Association, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Therapeutic Society, Royal Society Medicine.


    • Married Vivian Ann Gerard, September 16, 1932. Children: Vivian Anna, Janet Vivian, George Edward III, Bryan George.
    • father: George Edward Burch
    • mother: Lottie Edith (Monroe) Burch
    • spouse: Vivian Ann Gerard
    • children: Vivian Anna Burch
    • Janet Vivian Burch
    • George Edward III Burch
    • Bryan George Burch
    George E. Burch
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    Died April 16, 1986
    (aged 76)