Anne Carol Goldberg, M.D., associate professor of medicine, holds a plaque designating her a distinguished clinician at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Standing to the left is Larry J. Shapiro, M.D., executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. To the right are Diana L. Gray, M.D., associate dean for faculty affairs, and James B. Skeath, Ph.D., chair of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council. Photograph courtesy of Robert Boston.
Anne Carol Goldberg, MD, associate professor of medicine, is being honored as an international expert in clinical lipid research and the emerging specialty of clinical lipidology.
In Goldberg’s early research, she worked with the renowned Gustav Schonfeld, MD, to provide the first evidence that lowering blood cholesterol reduced the risk of cardiovascular death. The clinical trial paved the way for the new subspecialty of lipidology. In the more than 20 years since, she has performed research that has contributed substantially to improving care for blood lipid disorders.
Goldberg is considered a caring and thorough physician focused on difficult-to-treat hyperlipidemia. She is known for her work with children and adults with familial hypercholesterolemia and recently established a lipid apheresis center. She has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 1999.
Goldberg also is very highly regarded as an educator for medical students, residents, fellows and other groups, including physical and occupational therapy students, dietetic students and lay audiences. She is particularly well known and appreciated for her dedication to mentoring female students; she is a former member of the Gender Equity Subcommittee and a past president of the Academic Women’s Network.
Goldberg has held leadership positions in several national professional organizations. She currently serves on an expert panel of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute working on cholesterol treatment guidelines. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, and the National Lipid Association, of which she is a past president.
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. She completed residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and fellowship at Washington University.
Anne Carol Goldberg, M.D. was featured in this article at Washington University’s Newroom.