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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Washington Medical Center
Hematology and Oncology
Seattle, WA USA
Graduate - Loyola University
Chicago, IL USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Medical School - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - Hope College
Holland, MI USA
- Internal Medicine
Awards & Honors
- Sigma Xi Senior Research Award, Hope College, April 18, 2002
- Winner, National Medical Student Research Competition, American College of Physicians, April 24, 2004
- Winner, Loyola Internal Medicine Clinical Vignette Competition, September 6, 2006
- Resident of the Year, Loyola University Internal Medicine Residency, 2008 – 2009
- Resident Teacher of the Year, Loyola University Internal Medicine Residency, 2008 – 2009
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 2010
- Scholar, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Clinical Research Training Course, July 16, 2012
- New Investigator Award, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, February 15, 2013
- Participant, American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Program, 2014
- Participant, American Society of Hematology Advocacy Leadership Institute, 2014
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 8/15/2016, Dr. Gerds has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Gerds receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Incyte Corporation
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
73 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
5 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2016
comments throughout survey. Dr.Gerds rates a 10!
Reviewed on Dec 9, 2016
Everything was excellent except for my condition. He did not tell me I had Myelofibrosis. I found out when I went on MyChart and saw that my Diagnosis said Myelofibrosis (HCC). He never talked about it!
Cleveland Clinic Reply
This is disappointing to hear. I strive to create the best experience for my patients, and to know that anyone feeling this way after a visit or reviewing the MyChart patient portal is upsetting. What may have happened is that the possible diagnosis I was asked to explore before the consultation visit, did not match the final diagnosis, and was communicated in the patient portal before it was clarified at the visit. We will be sure to notify the relevant teams to see what's possible to rectify moving forward. Thank you for trusting me with your care.
Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016
Top notch place for my stem cell transplant.
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016
Dr. Gerds is easy to talk to and very informative.
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2016
The best physicians in the world! So caring & down to earth. I felt like family to them.
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