Lori Mosca is professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and director of preventive cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Mosca received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., and her master’s degree in public health and Ph.D. in epidemiology from Columbia University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a fellowship in preventive cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Mosca has been listed in America’s and New York’s Top Doctors every year since 2005. She is author of Heart to Heart: A Personal Plan for Creating a Heart-Healthy Family.
Mosca’s area of clinical expertise is preventive cardiology and women’s health. Her research focuses on lifestyle- and family-centered interventions to prevent heart disease. She is principal investigator of three studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including one to evaluate the role of caregivers in improving cardiac patient outcomes. Mosca has mentored dozens of new investigators and has been supported by a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Mid-Career Award in Applied Preventive Cardiology Research. Her research contributions were recognized by the American Medical Women’s Association with the 2007 Women in Science Award. Mosca is also a standing member of the National Institutes of Health/NHLBI Clinical Trials Study Section.
Mosca is past chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and past president of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Women’s Health Research and was chair of the AHA expert writing panel for Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women-2011 Update. In 2004 she was the inaugural recipient of the Women’s Day Red Dress Award and was named Outstanding Young Alumna at Upstate Medical University. She is also the recipient of the 2011 National American Heart Association’s Meritorious Achievement Award and the 2011 WomenHeart Wenger Award for Excellence in Medical Leadership.
Mosca has been a frequent guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, and the CBS Evening News and recently hosted a PBS special educational program “Dr. Mosca’s 3 Keys to Heart Health.” She serves on several editorial boards and is a peer reviewer for leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She has authored more than 200 scientific publications.
Mosca has two sons and is the wife of a pediatric cardiac surgeon. She is a competitive triathlete and Hawaii Ironman finisher.
Mosca participated in the first and second iterations of Best Diets.