The Living Heart in the 21st Century
Antonio Gotto
Tue, June 19th, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Special Event


Event Details

Join us for a special talk featuring Dr. Antonio Gotto, the legendary dean emeritus of the Weill Cornell Medical College, in celebration of the publication of the fourth edition of The Living Heart in the 21st Century. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In The Living Heart in the 21st Century Dr. Gotto and his co-author, the late Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., arm their readers with indispensable information on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular conditions.

"Recognizing the importance of an individual’s understanding and actions in optimizing health, Drs. DeBakey and Gotto have produced a fascinating guide to the rapidly changing world of cardiovascular disease and cardiac health... Practical, readable, and accurate."
—David J. Skorton, M.D.
President, Cornell University

Event Timeline

6 pm: Pre-program Reception
6:30-7:30 pm: Lecture
7:30 pm: Cocktail Reception

Speaker Bio

Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., is Dean Emeritus and Co-Chairman of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, where he is also the Lewis Thomas University Professor. He speaks nationally and internationally on cardiovascular disease and has contributed more than 500 scholarly articles and books to the medical literature. He is the co-author of The Living Heart in the 21st Century.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Reserving Tickets By Phone/In Person

This program is free. Please reserve your ticket in advance to guarantee a seat. To reserve a ticket by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be reserved on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance reservation is required to guarantee seating.

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