About the Host - Dr. Peter Salgo
Dr. Peter Salgo is one of the country’s most respected healthcare professionals. As a practicing physician at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, he makes rounds five days a week. Specializing in the pre- and post-operative treatment of heart patients, heart transplant recipients, and artificial heart candidates, he maintains a full-time practice in Intensive Care Medicine in the Open Heart ICU at Columbia. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Salgo is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Heart of the Matter. The book introduces a preventative program that includes traditional diet and exercise guidelines, as well as a blanket recommendation that adults, even young adults, incorporate medicines into their on-going pursuit of health and longevity.
Dr. Salgo is an Emmy Award-winning health and science correspondent. For more than two decades, he was the Health and Science Correspondent for CBS affiliate WCBS-TV in New York. He anchored the CBS Radio network broadcast Healthtalk, the CNBC Network broadcast America’s Vital Signs, and the syndicated broadcast Healthcare 2000. He covered the war against heart disease, the dawning of the age of AIDS, the deciphering of the human genome, and the development of Retin-A. He pioneered the concept of investigative medical journalism, exposing the terrible working conditions at Pym Thermometer Company in Brooklyn. His investigation resulted in the indictment and conviction of the guilty business owners. His exposé documenting the hazards of child safety seats on airlines helped force the Federal Government to revise its regulations.