Christine Gerula, MD

Christine M. Gerula MD, FACC, FASE


Associate Professor of Medicine

Assistant Dean for Careers in Medicine

Program Director Cardiology Fellowship Program

gerula@njms.rutgers.edu

 

Education & Training:

University of  Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Doctor of Medicine  June 1996

 

UMDNJ – NJMS - University Hospital, Newark, NJ

Internal Medicine Residency

7/1996 – 6/1999

Fellowship - Cardiology

7/1999 – 6/2002

 

 

Research Activities:

  • Investigating the manifestation of cardiac disease in end stage liver failure patients undergoing liver transplantation
  • Evaluation of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of heart failure

 

 

Clinical Interests:

  • Preoperative cardiac assessment of patients with end stage liver disease and post operative management
  • Preventative cardiology
  • Echocardiography

 

 

Honors & Awards:

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School                 

Golden Apple Award – 4th yr medical students                   

teaching award

4/2011

                                   

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School                 

Golden Apple Award - 2nd yr medical students

teaching award

4/2010

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School                 

Commencement Ceremony

Gonfalon carrier

5/2010

 

UMDNJ Foundation

Excellence in Teaching Award

5/2009

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School                 

Golden Apple Award - 2nd yr medical students

teaching award

4/2007

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School                 

Golden Apple Award - 2nd yr medical students

teaching award

4/2006

 

 

Selected Publications & Abstracts:

  1. Extensive Myocardial Iron Deposition in a patient with Hepatitis
    C. Rusovici A, Ibrahim S, Sood S, Maher J, Gerula C, Kaluski E, Klapholz M .
    Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2012;39(2):281-3

  2. The Functional SYNTAX Score – A Huge Step Forward for Research in Motion?
    Dehnee A, Gerula C, Maher J, Mazza V, Dhruvakumar S, Kaluski E. 
    J Invas Cardio. 2012 Jun;24(6):304-5

  3. Warfarin and aspirin in patients with heart failure and sinus rhythm.
    Homma S, Thompson JL, Pullicino PM, Levin B, Freudenberger RS, Teerlink JR, Ammon SE, Graham S, Sacco RL, Mann DL, Mohr JP, Massie BM, Labovitz AJ, Anker SD, Lok DJ, Ponikowski P, Estol CJ, Lip GY, Di Tullio MR, Sanford AR, Mejia V, Gabriel AP, del Valle ML, Buchsbaum R; WARCEF Investigators
    N Engl J Med. 2012 May 17;366(20):1859-69. Epub 2012 May 2.


  4. The new index to assess chronotropic response in patients with end stage liver disease undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiography.
    Rudzinski W, Waller AH, Prasad A, Sood S
    , Gerula C, Samanta A, Koneru B, Klapholz  M.
    Liver Transpl. 2011 Dec 5. doi: 10.1002/lt.22476. [Epub ahead of print]


  5. Routine Stress Testing After Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.
    Patel A, Waller A,
    Rusovici A, Dhruvakumar S, Maher J, Gerula C, Haider B, Klapholz M, Kaluski E.
    Minerva Cardioangiol. 2011 Aug;59(4):321-30.

  6. A Massive Right Atrial Cavernous Hemangioma, Encompassing Most of the Lateral  Wall and Involving Part of the Intra-atrial Septum.
    Husain Z, Maghai A, Ghesani N, Gerula C.
    Journal Cardiac Surgery.  2011 May;26(3):295.


  7. Intra-aortic balloon pump prior to noncardiac surgery: a forgotten remedy? 
    Schmidt R, Kasper M, Gerula C, Klapholz M,
    Haider B, Kaluski E.
    J Invasive Cardiol. 2011 Feb;23(2):E26-30


  8. Anteriorly Displaced Right Coronary Artery in Acute Myocardial Infarction: What Should Every Cardiologist Know?  Kaluski E, Solanki P, Sanchez-Ross M, Saric M, Randhawa P, Klapholz M, Christine Gerula, MD.  Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine.  2011 Jan-Feb12:59-64.

  9. Clinical applicability of coronary atherosclerotic lesion characterization.
    Kaluski E, Waller A, Patel A, Gerula C, Maher J, Haider B, Klapholz M. 
    Minerva Cardioangiol. 2011 Jun;59(3):255-70.


  10. Optimizing primary PCI beyond “door to intervention time”—are we there yet? 
    Kaluski E, Maher J, Gerula C, Tsai S, Randhawa P, Saric M, Oghlakian G, Alfano D, Palmaro J,
    Haider B, Klapholz M
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2010 Apr-
    Jun;11(2):84-90.