Antonio M. Gotto Jr., MD, DPhil

Antonio M. Gotto Jr., MD, DPhil, is dean emeritus, Lewis Thomas University Professor, and co-chairman of the board of overseers for Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as vice president and provost for medical affairs emeritus for Cornell University. Dr. Gotto is the former president of both the American Heart Association and the International Atherosclerosis Society. His work demonstrating the link between cholesterol and the development of heart disease has been internationally recognized, particularly with regard to the class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.