Jeff Hersh, Ph.D., M.D. ’90

By UM News

Jeff Hersh, Ph.D., M.D. ’90

By UM News

Jeff Hersh, Ph.D., M.D. ’90, is the chief medical officer for GE Healthcare, which has been developing necessary equipment for the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hersh says GE was able to pivot quickly to increase production of ventilators by working with the Ford Motor Company to make 50,000 pandemic-specific ventilators over a four-month period. The company is now focusing its efforts on the increasing demand for non-COVID-19 care, like imaging and contrast agents. "I am extremely proud of the GE employees who stepped up to work longer hours in factories, left their homes to go to a factory to work, and stepped out of their comfort zone," Dr. Hersh said.