Personal profile

Dr. Antonio M. Gotto is the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York, where he is also Professor of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Gotto is Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. He joined Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2011. Previously, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, he was the Bob and Vivian Smith Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Scientific Director of the DeBakey Heart Center, and the JS Abercrombie Chair for Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research. He also served as Chief of the Internal Medicine Service at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. Dr. Gotto's postgraduate work included doctoral studies at Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar, and residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

As a lifelong supporter of educational efforts aimed at cardiovascular risk reduction, Dr. Gotto has been National President of the American Heart Association and President of the International Atherosclerosis Society. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of many honors, including the Gold Heart Award from the American Heart Association, the 2000 Distinguished Alumnus award from Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Bologna and Abilene Christian University, honorary professorships from the University of Buenos Aires and Francisco Marroquin University (Guatemala), and the Order of the Lion from the Republic of Finland. Dr. Gotto was the 2004 recipient of the International Okamoto Award from the Japan Vascular Disease Research Foundation. In 2004 Dr. Gotto was also named Honorary Member of the Society for Progress in Internal Medicine (Ludwig Heilmeyer Society) in Germany. In 2010, he received the Maurice R. Greenberg Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell on members of the medical staff.

Dr. Gotto speaks nationally and internationally on cardiovascular disease and has contributed more than 500 scholarly articles and books to the medical literature. In addition, he is coauthor of a series of books that explain the origins and treatment of cardiovascular disease to the general public.

Research interests

In the field of atherosclerosis, his basic science research interests include clinical disorders of lipid transport and the structure, metabolism, and function of lipoproteins and apolipoproteins. He and his associates were the first to achieve complete synthesis of a plasma apolipoprotein (apo C-I); they also determined the complete cDNA and amino acid sequence of apo B-100, one of the largest proteins ever sequenced and a key protein in atherosclerosis. In addition, Dr. Gotto has played a leading role in several landmark clinical trials demonstrating that cholesterol-lowering drug treatment can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Keywords

    Free-text keywords

  • Lipoproteins and apolipoproteins, Atherosclerosis, Lipid metabolism, Statins

    Research Area Keywords

  • Heart & Vascular
  • Clinical Care
  • Clinical Translation & Trials

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Lipids
Concept: Lipids
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Concept: Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Lipoproteins
Concept: Lipoproteins
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Cholesterol
Concept: Cholesterol
Weight: 83%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
HDL Lipoproteins
Concept: HDL Lipoproteins
Weight: 75%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
LDL Lipoproteins
Concept: LDL Lipoproteins
Weight: 68%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Apolipoproteins
Concept: Apolipoproteins
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
LDL Cholesterol
Concept: LDL Cholesterol
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Coronary Disease
Concept: Coronary Disease
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Coronary Artery Disease
Concept: Coronary Artery Disease
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
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Journals

The American journal of cardiology

ISSNs: 0002-9149

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1913

Elsevier

Journal

78

The Journal of biological chemistry

ISSNs: 0021-9258

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.

Journal

52

Circulation

ISSNs: 0009-7322, 1524-4539

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal

40

Biochemistry

ISSNs: 0006-2960

American Chemical Society

Journal

38

Journal of Lipid Research

ISSNs: 0022-2275

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.

Journal

31
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Institute for Academic Medicine

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Center for Bioenergetics

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Houston Methodist Hospital

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

15

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

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13

Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration

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11
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Baylor College of Medicine

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Houston Methodist Research Institute

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138

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

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47

Brigham and Women's Hospital

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NHLBI

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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Joel Morrisett

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R. L. Jackson

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54

James T. Sparrow

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53

L. C. Smith

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45

J. R. Patsch

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39
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Antonio Gotto

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