Our first regular contributor, the heart specialist Peter Libby, comes to grips with the issues like the "kerfuffle" over cholesterol. And he offers an insider’s view of the way researchers work — not as solitary drudges, but as a lively, talkative community whose debates may sometimes contribute to public uncertainty over medical issues.
Dr. Libby is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His influential studies have helped explain how inflammation contributes to atherosclerosis. Read more about Dr. Libby's affiliations and industry relationships .