Peter Libby, MD, is a cardiovascular specialist at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and holds the Mallinckrodt
Professorship of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served as
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at BWH from 1998 – 2014. His areas of
clinical expertise include general and preventive cardiology. His
current major research focus is the role of inflammation in vascular
diseases such as atherosclerosis. Dr Libby has a particular devotion
to translate laboratory studies to pilot and then large-scale clinical
cardiovascular outcome trials.
Dr Libby has received numerous awards and recognitions for his
research accomplishments, including most recently the Gold Medal of
the European Society of Cardiology (2011), the Basic Research Prize of
the American Heart Association (2011), the Anitschkow Prize in
Atherosclerosis Research of the European Atherosclerosis Society
(2013), and the Special Award of the Heart Failure Association of the
European Society of Cardiology (2014). He has received a number of
lifetime achievement awards from various organisations. He was awarded
the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for 2016.
Dr Libby earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, and completed his training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s Hospital).