A cum laude graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Sam Gerson, M.D., earned his undergraduate degree majoring in biology. Prior to enrolling in medical school, Dr. Samuel Gerson completed the East/West Marine Biology graduate program at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Boston. In 2002, the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City accepted him and he graduated with honors in 2006. To enhance his knowledge of marine biology, Sam Gerson, M.D., spent the summer of 2003 at San Diego’s Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine as a research assistant at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. During his time there, he helped conduct research on marine organisms and their antiviral and anticancer properties, and continues today to do research dives for the Institute through the American Academy of Underwater Scientists.
Samuel Gerson, M.D., proceeded to complete a four-year emergency medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Lower Manhattan, finishing in 2011. Dr. Samuel Gerson was then named a fellow of the University of California, San Diego Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Program, where he served as an attending physician in the emergency department until 2014.