Tony Gershlick

Tony Gershlick

Honorary Professor of Interventional Cardiology, University of Leicester
Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

BCIS Lifetime Achievement Career Award 2017
BCS Academic Committee 2003- | BCS Council Member 2004-08 | BCS Programme Committee 2006–2012

Born 1951
Died 20 November 2020

We are very sad to inform you that Professor Tony Gershlick died last night as a result of COVID infection. Tony was a leading light of interventional cardiology for more than 35 years and a tireless advocate of the importance of trials to guide clinical practice.

He was directly involved in every major advance in coronary intervention and his influence as a key opinion leader extended around the world. He remained extremely active in clinical and academic practice and was due next week to be Chairing an International Symposium on the Impact of the COVID pandemic on acute coronary syndromes.

We extend our sincere condolences to Tony’s family and colleagues.

A minute’s silence to remember Tony will be held at Leicester University and Hospital on 23 November 2020.

One Reply to “Tony Gershlick”

  1. I was so sorry to hear the news about Tony.
    What a giant.
    We first met when I was assessing Leicester’s application for a BHF Resus officer grant back in the day. I was a nobody. He met me in a cath lab at Glenfield and was a true gent. His warmth and humour shone through then, and continued in every encounter we had over the following decades. When leading the STREAM trial he invited me onto the steering group and, while he may have learnt a bit about prehospital cardiac care from me, I learnt an enormous amount about clinical trials from him. Those lessons stood me in very good stead for the rest of my research career in a acute cardiovascular care.
    World-renowned he may have been, but he was very human, the sort of guy to cross the room to say hello and share a joke. And he always responded to emails, offering advice, and wit, even in the storm of the pandemic.
    One of the good guys, for sure.
    There is a large hole in the cardiology family today.
    Rest in peace, Tony. And thank you.

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