Dr. Peter Salgo

Dr. Peter Salgo has spent his medical career on the front lines of the heart disease war. A professor of medicine and anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he practices intensive care medicine in the open-heart intensive care unit. Dr. Salgo is associate director of surgical intensive care at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Chairman of the Inter-ICU Committee. He has also served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and was recently a visiting professor at the American Hospital in Paris. His book, The Heart of the Matter, was published by HarperCollins.