Professor at Columbia University
Dr. Salgo is the Associate Director of the Open Heart ICU and Chairman of the Inter-ICU Committee at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He is also an Emmy Award winning medical journalist, practicing physician, professor of medicine, and respected health-care futurist who has been speaking and writing about healthcare and heart care, in particular, for more than twenty-five years. The recipient of numerous awards, he has been viewed by millions on television and has served as medical consultant for dramatic series on all three television networks. Currently practicing internal medicine and anesthesiology at Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Salgo also teaches at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. In his groundbreaking book, The Heart of the Matter, Dr. Salgo presents a regimen to reduce the incidence of heart dis- ease, including the recommendation that most adults would benefit from taking the cholesterol- busting drugs known as statins. He received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.