Arthur Agatson, MD, is a cardiologist and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Medical School. He has served on committees of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging, where he is a founding member of the board of directors. He was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of The American Dietetic Association Foundation.
Dr. Agatston has written articles for more than 100 scientific publications, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He has served as an expert consultant to the Clinical Trials Committee of the National Institutes of Health, and he has participated as a speaker, faculty member, and organizer of numerous academic cardiology meetings and symposia.
Along with his renown as a researcher, lecturer, and pioneer in clinical and preventive cardiology, Dr. Agatston is best known publicly as the author of the best-selling The South Beach DietŪ.