Sam  Gerson MD

Sam Gerson MD

San Diego-Based Scientific Research Diver

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    For the last 15 years, Sam Gerson, M.D., has participated in research dive projects for Northeastern University and for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a part of the University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine. A member of the American Academy of Underwater Scientists, Dr. Samuel Gerson completed Northwestern’s East/West Marine Biology graduate program in 2000. During the summer of 2003, he conducted research on marine organisms as a research assistant at the Scripps Institute. Sam Gerson, M.D., most recently served as an attending physician in emergency medicine, diving and hyperbaric medicine, and emergency ultrasound at UCSD Medical Center. In this position, he supervised nurses and residents and directed patient care. In addition to obtaining his medical degree and numerous certifications, Dr. Sam Gerson gained specialization through completion of UCSD’s Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Program. He also gained certification through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors to teach beginning and advanced SCUBA divers and to lead dive trips. During his career, Dr. Sam Gerson has provided expert medical training internationally. As a bi-lingual medical professional, he has been able to offer trauma and emergency medical courses in the Dominican Republic, directed triage at a field hospital in Haiti, and served as an instructor in Beirut for the Lebanese Society for Emergency Medicine annual conference.



Attending Physician

At UC San Diego Medical Center

From June 2011 to May 2014

Resident Physician

At New York Presbyterian Hospital

From June 2007 to June 2011