Cornell Physician, Provost for Medical Affairs, to Deliver Stockton Kimball Lecture

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 2, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Antonio M. Gotto, M.D., D.Phil., provost for medical affairs at Cornell University, will deliver the annual Stockton Kimball Lecture on April 28 as part of the University at Buffalo Medical Alumni Association's 64th annual Spring Clinical Day.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. in the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

Gotto also is the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and professor of medicine in the Joan and Stanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell. The topic of his lecture at 10:15 a.m. will be "Perspective on the Role of Statins in Health and Disease."

In keeping with this year's program theme, "The Healthy Heart," other topics and speakers will be:

• "Exploring the Power of Cardiac PET in Mainstream Clinical Practice: Assessing CAD Reversal of Microcardiac Viability," Michael E. Merhige, clinical associate professor of nuclear medicine and director of the Nuclear Cardiology Fellowship Program, UB Department of Nuclear Medicine

• "Interventional Cardiology in the Year 2001," John C. Corbelli, lipid clinic and research director, Buffalo Cardiology and Pulmonary Associates

• "Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery," Paul C. Kerr, clinical instructor, UB Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Gotto, who will receive the Stockton Kimball Award at the noon luncheon, and his colleagues were the first to achieve the complete synthesis of a plasma apolipoprotein (apo C-I), and also determined the complete cDNA and amino-acid sequence of apo B-100, one of the largest proteins ever sequenced and a key protein in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.