Dr. Gerschel has been working in investment and merchant banking for over twenty years. Dr. Gerschel graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1978 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in 1980. In 1981 he was selected to be the Chief Medical Resident and served in that capacity until 1982. Dr. Gerschel joined Gerschel & Co. where he became the principal in charge of several technology and communications Group. He left Gerschel & Co. to head up a series of development stage companies in industries ranging from communications and media to publishing and marketing, as well as technical and financial services.
Dr. Gerschel is the chairman of the Laurent and Alberta Gerschel Foundation and as such has been a leading philanthropist to the top teaching hospitals in New York City. Dr. Gerschel and the Laurent and Alberta Gerschel Foundation were instrumental in establishing the advanced imaging centers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Cornell Medical School. Dr. Gerschel was a limited partner of Lazard Frères from 1972-1982.