Dr. Attilio Rigotti
Pontificia Universidad Catolica
Dr. Rigotti is a M.D. (with a fellowship in Internal Medicine) and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology with postgraduate training at the Biology Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Currently, Dr. Rigotti is Full Professor at the Department of Nutrition, Diabetes and Metabolism and Director of the Center for Molecular Nutrition and Chronic Diseases at the School of Medicine of the Catholic University of Chile. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and has supervised lab work and research theses performed by Biology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, MD and PhD students. His medical practice is dedicated to Internal Medicine and Clinical Lipidology.
Dr. Rigotti´s research interests are focused in the study of: 1) lipid metabolism and dyslipidemia and their relationship to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, and 2) impact of healthy lifestyle, including the Mediterranean diet, and psychological wellbeing on chronic disease prevention. Public Chilean and US agencies as well as private foundations have supported his research.
Dr. Rigotti has more than 140 publications, including original research articles, reviews, letters and commentaries in a variety of scientific journals such as Nature, Science, Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences, New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Atherosclerosis, Endocrinology, Current Opinion in Lipidology, Human Molecular Genetics, and Obesity, among others.