Medical student Brandon Giberson to be honored by American Heart Association

September 24, 2013

Brandon Giberson, a second year student in COM, will be honored by the American Heart Association (AHA)  for his dedication in helping further the organization’s goal of promoting healthier lives. He and his twin brother will be recognized alongside Co-Director of the Cardiac Arrest Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Dr. Michael Donnino, on Tuesday, October 8th, at the American Heart Association’s 2013 Heart of Our Mission event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston.

Giberson began his work with the American Heart Association during his time as a research coordinator for the Cardiac Arrest Center at BIDMC in Boston. There, under the direction of Donnino, Giberson worked on several clinical and bench research projects, focusing on the areas of cardiac arrest, sepsis, and post-cardiac arrest care. He has spoken at several AHA conferences on the topics of cardiac arrest, code blue response, and post-cardiac arrest care.

Giberson’s brother Tyler, also a medical student, followed a similar path, working as a research coordinator at BIDMC under Donnino’s direction.  Both aspire to become physicians in their home state of Maine, while continuing to work with the AHA on groundbreaking cardiovascular research.

Lisa Bemben, director of Quality and Systems Improvement at the American Heart Association noted that “Brandon and Tyler have been incredible volunteers for the American Heart Association. They have taken every available opportunity to speak on the science of resuscitation, share BIDMC’s best practices with fellow healthcare providers, and demonstrate how the hospital uses GWTG to track and improve the quality of cardiac arrest care provided to patients at BIDMC.”