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Antonio Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil

Dean Emeritus & Co-Chair of Board of Overseers, Weill Cornell Medical College

Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. was appointed to our board of directors in January 2014. Antonio is Co-Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Vice President of Cornell University. From January 1997 to December 2011, he served as the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. Previously, Antonio served as J.S. Abercrombie Chair of Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research and Chairman and Professor of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital. Antonio currently serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a past president of the International Atherosclerosis Society and a past president of the American Heart Association. Antonio holds a BA degree from Vanderbilt University, a DPhil degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University in England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and an MD degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Antonio completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.