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Edmund K. Kerut, MD

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About Dr. Kerut

Dr Kerut's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Edmund K. Kerut graduated with Special Distinction in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University, where he is Adjunct Professor of Engineering. He then received his M.D. degree from the University Of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, followed by a Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship at the University of Maryland. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography and also Cardiac Computed Tomography (Cardiac CT).

Dr. Kerut is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He is a Diplomat in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography as well as Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography. He sub-specializes in non-invasive heart testing (echo and CT)

He has a strong interest in preventive cardiovascular care. Additionally, for over 25 years, Dr. Kerut has evaluated commercial and recreational divers from all over North America with unexplained decompression sickness for heart or lung shunts.

Dr. Kerut has published well over 100 articles and abstracts in medical journals, has written several medical book chapters, and two medical textbooks. He is the Senior Editor for Echocardiography, a medical journal with worldwide distribution.

Basic research interests include writing computer analysis programs to evaluate cardiac and nerve electrical signals, and microscopic images of tissues and cells. Through his research he has a patent for computer tissue imaging.

Other interests include injury prevention in young athletes, including dehydration and heat related illness and arm injury related to pitching in baseball. He has written several papers on the subject.

Dedicated to his patients and profession, Dr. Kerut is also a family man. He is married to a physician and has three children. He is a member of First Baptist Church of New Orleans.

Affiliations West Jefferson Medical Center
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Education and Experience
  • Medical School
  • Univ. of Mississippi Jackson, MS
  • Residency
  • Medical Univ. of South Carolina Charleston, SC
  • Fellowship
  • Univ of Maryland Medical System Baltimore, MD
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
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