Editor Profile

Howard C. Herrmann, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology Board

Howard C. Herrmann, MD, is the John W. Bryfogle Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine and Health System Director for Interventional Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. In addition to being an active practicing cardiologist, Dr. Herrmann is an active investigator on many important clinical trials. His current research interest focuses primarily on new device therapies for valvular and structural heart disease. He is a past President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and recently received the Master Designation of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology since the publication’s launch in 1995 and was Deputy Editor from 2006 to 2015.


Consultant / Advisory board

Gerson Lehrman Group; Siemens; Leerink Swann; Wells Fargo; Massachusetts Medical Society; Edwards Lifesciences; O’Bryan, Brown, and Toner; ExpertConnect; Merck Sharp and Dohme; Guidepoint Global

Speaker's bureau

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; Pinnacle Health; Mayo Foundation; Cardiovascular Institute; ACC Foundation


Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.

Grant / Research support

Abbott Vascular; Edwards Lifesciences; Gore; Medtronic; St. Jude Medical; Siemens; Boston Scientific; Cardiokinetix; University of Laval; MitraSpan

Editorial boards

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions; Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions; Journal of Interventional Cardiology; Journal of Invasive Cardiology; Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Summaries by Howard Herrmann