Peter Libby, MD, also serves as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Libby directs the D.W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at Harvard. His current major research focus is the role of inflammation in vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Dr. Libby has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research accomplishments, including the 2006 Distinguished Scientist Award of the American College of Cardiology. His areas of clinical expertise include general and preventive cardiology.
An author and lecturer on cardiovascular medicine and atherosclerosis, Dr. Libby has published extensively in medical journals including Circulation, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature. He is Editor-in-Chief of the coming edition of Braunwald’s Heart Disease. Dr. Libby has also contributed the chapters on the pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of atherosclerosis to Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. He has held numerous visiting professorships and has been selected to deliver over 50 named or keynote lectures throughout the world. In 2007, Dr. Libby will deliver the Mikamo Lecture at the Japanese Circulation Society, the Lichtlen Lecture in Davos, Switzerland, and the Chapman Lecture at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.