|Welcome to the Division of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition
Message from Ira J. Goldberg, M.D.
Dickinson W. Richards, Jr. Professor of Medicine
Chief Division of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition
|Columbia University Medical Center is an internationally renowned center for research in atherosclerosis and metabolism of lipids including cholesterol, triglyceride and fat soluble vitamins. Dr. DeWitt S. Goodman, the first chief of this Division, was the founding chairman of the National Cholesterol Education Program, which originated the national criteria for treatment of high blood levels of cholesterol to prevent heart disease. The Division has continued its tradition of performing cutting edge basic and clinical research, offering the highest level of patient care, and providing programs to educate the next generation of clinical and basic researchers in lipid and vitamin metabolism.|