Thomas G. Pickering - A great mentor

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Professor Thomas G. Pickering passed away on 14 May 2009. I studied at the Hypertension Center, The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, NY, USA from 1 September 1998 to 30 November 2000. Professor Pickering was a great mentor who showed how important the following issues were: (i) how important it is to stick to 'clinical viewpoint' and generate clinical ideas through 'words'. He introduced the beautiful medical words 'white-coat hypertension' and 'masked hypertension'; (ii) no man can do revolutionary research by himself, but the professional network; (iii) respect the independence of each researcher; and (iv) communications among different countries which represent the quality of the academic professionals and their warm personality, that transcended language differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalBlood Pressure Monitoring
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Masked hypertension
  • Mentor
  • Thomas G Pickering
  • White-coat hypertension


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