Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his A.B. from Yale University in 1956 and his M.D. from Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1961. In 1956, he received a gold medal in rowing at the Olympic Games. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1961. He was President of the Staff and a member of the board of governors. He chairman of the Breast Cancer Task Force and Head of the Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease. In 2005 he became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He went on to garner several other awards.
His scientific publications number over 150. His pioneering research is summarized in his best-selling Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Currently he directs the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.