Robert H. Eckel, MD, is the former Charles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis in the Department of Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. Dr. Eckel is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, OH. He performed a Medical Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison, WI, and a Senior Fellowship in Metabolism and Endocrinology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Eckel is past president of the American Heart Association, the Obesity Society and the Association of Patient Oriented Research and is currently president of Medicine and Science of the American Diabetes Association. He co-chaired the 2013 ACC/AHA Lifestyle Guideline for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and was a member of the 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Committee. Dr. Eckel has published nearly 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his translational research has used populations, human subjects in the General Clinical Research Center and Clinical Translational Research Center, genetically-modified mice, molecular techniques and tissue culture to pursue mechanistic pathophysiological relationships between metabolic disorders such as obesity/metabolic syndrome/diabetes and CVD.