Red Sox Honor Cardiovascular All-Star
MAY 16, 2019
The Red Sox celebrated Marc Schermerhorn, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery and Co-Director of the Aortic Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his clinical expertise and leadership in aortic aneurysm treatment.
As an internationally recognized surgeon and researcher, Schermerhorn has overseen hundreds of clinical trials and has pioneered new technologies to improve the safety of complex procedures.
“I’m lucky to do what I do. The Aortic Center at BIDMC enables our team to provide some of the most advanced care for a variety of aortic conditions,” he says.
He encourages patients to learn about the risk factors for aortic aneurysms so physicians can monitor and treat you accordingly. “A simple and painless ultrasound screening could be the difference between this being a life-threatening condition and a manageable one,” he says.
Get to know this game-changer outside of the operating room.
Q: Are you a baseball fan?
MS: Yes, I grew up as a Mets fan because my grandfather was a big fan. But when I moved to Boston in 1991, I started going to Red Sox games and over time, I became a real Sox fan.
Q: What’s your favorite baseball memory?
MS: Besides watching any baseball game with my grandfather, I’d say my favorite memory dates back to little league. I was a pitcher and will never forget the time I pitched a complete game win against the best team in our league. I moved on to playing football in high school, but that day really sticks out as a fun one in my childhood.
Q: Who did you bring with you to the May 17 game?
MS: We’re a family of Red Sox fans – my wonderful wife, Jill, and our 15-year-old twin sons, Ryan and Mike.