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Dr. Antonio Gotto is Dean of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to accepting the deanship in 1994, Dr. Gotto was chairman of the department of internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine for twenty years, where he collaborated extensively with Michael DeBakey. Dr. Gotto is best known for his research into blood lipids. As an administrator at Cornell, Gotto has presided over an enormous growth at Cornell, an affiliation with Houston's Methodist Hospital when it separated from Baylor, and a deepening of Cornell's longime affiliation with New York Hospital after it merged with Columbia Presbyterian to become New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

After obtaining his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt, Dr. Gotto attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated from Vanderbilt's medical school.

Among other appointments, Dr Gotto chairs the Committee on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases (CCMD), a multifaceted educational initiative dedicated to creating continuing medical education (CME) programs that underscore the importance of managing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases [www.CCMDweb.org.]

He is married with three girls and lives in New York City and Houston, TX.


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