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Peter libby, md

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Peter libby, md

  1. 1. Peter Libby, MDPeter Libby, MD The 3Rd Vulnerable Plaque Lifetime Achievement Award
  2. 2.  Dr. Libby earned his medical degree at theDr. Libby earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego andUniversity of California, San Diego and completed his training in internal medicinecompleted his training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Peter Bent Brighamand cardiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (currently Brigham and Women’sHospital (currently Brigham and Women’s Hospital).Hospital).  He also holds an honorary Master of ArtsHe also holds an honorary Master of Arts Degree from Harvard University.Degree from Harvard University.
  3. 3.  Dr. Libby's rise in the world of academic medicine andDr. Libby's rise in the world of academic medicine and research has been meteoric, culminating in hisresearch has been meteoric, culminating in his appointment as Chief of the Cardiovascular Division ofappointment as Chief of the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women'sthe Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.Hospital.  He also serves as the Mallinckrodt Professor of MedicineHe also serves as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.at Harvard Medical School.
  4. 4.  Dr. Libby’s current major research focus isDr. Libby’s current major research focus is the role of inflammation in vascularthe role of inflammation in vascular diseases especially atherosclerosis.diseases especially atherosclerosis.  He has received numerous awards andHe has received numerous awards and recognitions for his researchrecognitions for his research accomplishments. His areas of clinicalaccomplishments. His areas of clinical expertise include general and preventiveexpertise include general and preventive cardiology.cardiology.
  5. 5.  Dr. Libby is married to Dr. Beryl Benacerraf, aDr. Libby is married to Dr. Beryl Benacerraf, a distinguished clinical professor of obstetrics,distinguished clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvardgynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women'sMedical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.Hospital.  She is the daughter of Dr. Baruj Benacerraf, whoShe is the daughter of Dr. Baruj Benacerraf, who won the Nobel Prize in 1980 for his pioneeringwon the Nobel Prize in 1980 for his pioneering work on the major histocompatibility complexwork on the major histocompatibility complex and genetic control of immune response.and genetic control of immune response.
  6. 6.  An extensive author and lecturer on cardiovascularAn extensive author and lecturer on cardiovascular medicine and atherosclerosis, Dr. Libby has publishedmedicine and atherosclerosis, Dr. Libby has published numerous research articles in medical journalsnumerous research articles in medical journals includingincluding Circulation, The Journal of ClinicalCirculation, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The Proceedings of the NationalInvestigation, The Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesAcademy of Sciences,, The New England Journal ofThe New England Journal of Medicine,Medicine, andand NatureNature..
  7. 7.  He is co-editor of Braunwald'sHe is co-editor of Braunwald's Heart DiseaseHeart Disease,, Edition 6. Dr. Libby also contributed theEdition 6. Dr. Libby also contributed the chapters on the pathogenesis, treatment, andchapters on the pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of atherosclerosis to the 15thprevention of atherosclerosis to the 15th edition of Harrison’sedition of Harrison’s Principles of InternalPrinciples of Internal MedicineMedicine..  He has held numerous Visiting ProfessorshipsHe has held numerous Visiting Professorships and has been selected to deliver namedand has been selected to deliver named Lectures throughout the world on manyLectures throughout the world on many occasions.occasions.
  8. 8.  Dr. Libby is a member of the Association of AmericanDr. Libby is a member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for ClinicalPhysicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.Investigation.  He has served in many roles as a volunteer for theHe has served in many roles as a volunteer for the American Heart Association, including Chairmanship ofAmerican Heart Association, including Chairmanship of several research committees and membership in theseveral research committees and membership in the Executive Committees of the Councils on Arteriosclerosis,Executive Committees of the Councils on Arteriosclerosis, Circulation, and Basic Science.Circulation, and Basic Science.  He has also served as a frequent consultant to theHe has also served as a frequent consultant to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and has recentlyNational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and has recently completed a five-year term on the Board of Scientificcompleted a five-year term on the Board of Scientific Councilors. He is the recipient of a MERIT Award from theCouncilors. He is the recipient of a MERIT Award from the Institute.Institute.

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