Newswise — For the second year, Philippe Géneréux, MD, Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and an interventional cardiologist internationally known for his novel research, has been named a Highly Cited Researcher by the Clarivate™ Web of Science™ Group. 

Dr. Géneréux is the only New Jersey-based physician-scientist to be named to this year’s list in the Clinical Medicine category.  Clinical Medicine requires more highly cited papers than any other field to meet the criteria for inclusion on the Highly Cited list.

According to Web of Science, Dr. Géneréux’s publications rank in the top one percent of clinical medicine citations over the past decade by his peers and colleagues. Dr. Géneréux has been published more than 458 times in peer-reviewed cardiology journals, and has been cited nearly 15,000 times. Scientists on the list were selected based on the number of highly cited research papers they authored between 2009 and 2019.

Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are only one in 1,000.

“I am passionate about investigating new therapies, devices, and strategies that could lead to improve patient care and, ultimately, save life”, said Dr. Géneréux. “It is critical that physician researchers continue to explore new ways to treat cardiac diseases and share their results broadly. I am honored that the important work my teams and I have done has been cited by our peers in their own research and have helped advance medicine.”

“Dr. Géneréux’s enthusiasm for research and passion for achieving the best outcomes for patients is contagious, and has helped make Morristown Medical Center a destination for world-class clinical trials,” said Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, the Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line for Atlantic Health System. “As one of the top hospitals in the nation for cardiology, and with Dr. Géneréux’s guidance, we continue to answer patients’ demand forminimally invasive heart interventions and analyze them in a real-world setting.”

Dr. Géneréux has served as the primary or co-investigator on more than 30 clinical trials, many of which have changed the way interventional cardiology is practiced. A celebrated researcher since the beginning of his career, Dr. Géneréux was awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award at the 2012 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, the world's premier educational meeting focusing on interventional cardiology.

In addition to his appointment at Atlantic Health System, Dr. Géneréux serves on the faculty of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, in New York City. 

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here.

About the Highly Cited Researchers List

Since 2002, the Highly Cited Researchers list has identified global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. This year’s list continues to recognize researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact, as it includes 26 Nobel laureates. 

Researchers across the world eagerly anticipate the launch of the Highly Cited Researchers list each year and hundreds of universities also celebrate the inclusion of their own researchers on the list.

The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators™, a component of InCites™.  Full methodology can be found here

About Heart Care at Atlantic Health System

Morristown Medical Center, the hub of heart care at Atlantic Health System, is one of the top 40 programs in the country for Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (U.S. News & World Report) and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care (Healthgrades).

Its expert team presents research across the world and is comprised of interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart failure experts, advanced imagers and cardiac surgeons.

The program also offers specialty care in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports cardiology, cardio-oncology, pediatric cardiology, and heart disease in women. The team works closely with community cardiologists who provide a medical home for patients with heart disease.

Atlantic Health System Heart Care is focused on offering minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures that help patients return to their lives faster.  The state’s largest valve replacement/repair program offers valve therapy options for the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves, and is helping advance the radial (wrist) approach for coronary procedures with a new lounge for post-procedure recovery.

Morristown Medical Center is home to the largest cardiac surgery and invasive cardiology programs   in New Jersey and offers the most up-to-date cardiac imaging technologies available.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. Home to seven award-winning hospitals including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connolly and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, the system has been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in New Jersey as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine. Many of the system’s programs have received national accolades and designations, including Morristown Medical Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program ranked among the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report; Morristown Medical Center’s Orthopedics program ranked among the top 35 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Atlantic Health System’s Cancer Care program, New Jersey’s first and only National Cancer Institute National Community Oncology Research Program. Additionally, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience at Overlook Medical Center, working with Atlantic Mobile Health, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable Telestroke technology in ambulances for routine pre-hospital assessment of stroke patients.

Powered by a passionate workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system provides care for the full continuum of health needs across a wide array of settings, including Atlantic Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,000 physicians and providers, 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice and Atlantic Anywhere’s Virtual Visits. Facilitating connections between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

With a clear sense of purpose and an unparalleled culture, Atlantic Health System attracts top leaders in the field of health care, from CEO Brian Gragnolati, who was Chairman of the American Hospital Association in 2019, to the numerous team members who serve as leaders across national clinical associations and research entities.