Steering Committee Biographies

Peter P. Toth, MD, PhDPeter P. Toth, MD, PhD
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Sterling Rock Falls Clinic, Ltd.
Sterling, IL
Clinical Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Peoria, IL


Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Princeton University and a PhD in biochemistry from Michigan State University. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed residency training in family medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Toth is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Council on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and the American Heart Association’s Council on Lipoproteins, Lipid Metabolism, and Thrombosis.

Dr. Toth has authored or co-authored more than 220 publications in medical and scientific journals and textbooks. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Year in Lipid Disorders (Atlas Publishing, Oxford, UK) and an Associate Editor for the Year Book of Endocrinology. He is co-editor with Antonio Gotto on the textbook, Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients (Taylor and Francis, New York); with Michael Davidson on Therapeutic Lipidology (Humana, Philadelphia); with Domenic Sica on Current Controversies in Dyslipidemia Management (Atlas Publishing, Oxford); with Kevin Maki on Practical Lipid Management (Wiley-Blackstone, London); with Christopher Cannon on Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care in the Primary Care Setting (Springer Humana, Philadelphia); and with Domenic Sica on Clinical Challenges in Hypertension volumes I and II (Clinical Publishing, Oxford, UK). He has lectured on many topics in cardiovascular medicine throughout the US.


Michael H. Davidson, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLAMichael H. Davidson, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLA
Clinical Professor
Director of Preventive Cardiology
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Michael H. Davidson, MD, is Clinical Professor and Director of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Chicago. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer for Omthera Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Davidson earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. He then completed his residency and fellowship in cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

An active researcher, Dr. Davidson’s clinical research background encompasses both pharmaceutical and nutritional clinical trials. His extensive research on statins, novel lipid-lowering drugs, and nonpharmacologic risk factor reduction has established him as a key opinion leader in this area. A prolific author and lecturer on lipid disorders, nutrition, and atherosclerosis, Dr. Davidson has coordinated more than 1,000 clinical trials in areas of preventive cardiology and published more than 250 articles for leading medical journals and has written 3 books on lipidology.

Dr. Davidson is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and clinical lipidology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians. In addition, he is President (2010-2011) of the National Lipid Association. He was named in The Best Doctors in America for the past 10 years and was named Father of the Year by the American Diabetes Association, 2010.