Preventive Cardiology Program Team

Lori Mosca, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD
Program Director


Lori Mosca, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine and Director of Preventive Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Mosca founded and is Director of the Columbia Center for Heart Disease Prevention in midtown Manhattan.  She is author of Heart to Heart: A Personal Plan for Creating a Heart-Healthy Family, published by HCI Books.   Dr. Mosca received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and her Masters in Public Health and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Columbia University.  She completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Syracuse and a Fellowship in Preventive Cardiology at Columbia University.

Dr. Mosca’s area of clinical expertise is preventive cardiology with an emphasis on the management of lipid disorders.  Her research focuses on novel methods for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease. She is Principal Investigator of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study to test the effectiveness of a family heart health screening and educational intervention. She currently holds an NIH Mid-Career Investigator Development Award in Applied Preventive Cardiology Research.  

Dr. Mosca is Immediate Past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Immediate Past-Chair of the AHA Council on Epidemiology and recently served on the National Board of Directors. Dr. Mosca chaired the Expert Panel for the AHA Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women 2004 and 2007 update, and the Expert panel for Hormone Replacement Therapy. She also chaired the AHA National Women’s Heart Disease and Stroke Campaign and was the recipient of the 2004 Women’s Day Red Dress Award, the Upstate Medical University Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the American Medical Women’s Association 2007 Women in Science Award. She has participated in several national news programs and documentaries.  She is an invited lecturer at many national and international scientific programs.  Dr. Mosca is Senior Editor for Preventive Cardiology and serves as a reviewer for several journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of the American Medical Association.  She has authored more than 200 scientific publications.  Dr. Mosca is a mother of two boys, wife of a pediatric cardiac surgeon, is a competitive triathlete, and Hawaii Ironman finisher.