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cardiologist , clinician , educator , scientist , author

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.


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


Intern, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, 1933-1934;assistant department medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1934-1935;instructor, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1935-1942;assistant professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1942-1943;associate professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1943-1947;professor, department chairman, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1947-1975;professor emeritus, Tulane University, New Orleans, 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 advising committee cardiovascular diseases World Health Organization, 1960-1986.


  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

George Edward Burch

Lottie Edith (Monroe) Burch

Vivian Ann Gerard

Vivian Anna Burch

Janet Vivian Burch

George Edward III Burch

Bryan George Burch