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The Future of Healthcare
September 11: Rising to the Challenge, Living through the Tragedy, and Looking to the Future
Peter Salgo is an Emmy Award-winning medical journalist, practicing physician, and respected healthcare futurist. He is also a practicing physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, he makes rounds five days a week. Specialising in the pre - and post-
operative treatment of heart patients, heart transplant recipients, and artificial heart candidates, he also maintains a full-time practice in Intensive Care Medicine in the Open Heart ICU at Columbia.
As a journalist and speaker he is known for providing insights into medical trends. Peter predicts that progress in fighting heart disease will have a tremendous impact on America's healthcare delivery system and on the future of medicine itself. Salgo also discusses his experience directing the intensive care unit of a New York City hospital during the tragedy of 9/11 and the importance of communication and responsiveness in dealing with crises and emergencies.
Peter is also known for his written work, having published numerous articles on drug pricing, chronic fatigue, and Retin-A, AIDS, and fetal surgery. He is the author of The Heart of the Matter: A Revolutionary Program for Preventing Coronary Heart Disease, which is a groundbreaking book, offering readers the ability to self-test and prevent heart problems and combat heart disease on their own.
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