Goldberg elected president of National Lipid Association

Anne Carol Goldberg, M.D. was elected president of the National Lipid Association (NLA) at the association’s recent 2007 Annual Scientific Sessions in Scottsdale, Ariz. Goldberg is an associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and on staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Anne Goldberg
Anne Goldberg

The meeting of the National Lipid Association is the largest annual gathering of American lipidologists — health-care professionals who study metabolic disorders, cholesterol management and cardiovascular disease and prevention.

Goldberg is considered a leader in the field. She is actively involved in patient care, teaching, and research and has given numerous presentations to professional, scientific and lay audiences and published over 40 clinical articles and book chapters. She has participated in numerous clinical trials involving the use of drugs for lowering cholesterol levels.

She joined the Washington University faculty in 1983, after completing an undergraduate degree at Radcliffe College, Harvard University and a medical degree at the University of Maryland in 1977, where she received the Dr. Leonard M. Hummel Memorial Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Heart Association, in addition to being a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.

Goldberg was chosen to lead the NLA during 2007-2008 as recognition for her many professional achievements and her dedication to the organization. She has been an NLA board member and a member of the Midwest Lipid Association’s board for several years.

Washington University School of Medicine’s full-time and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.