Peter Salgo

  • Emmy-Winning Health Care Futurist
  • Groundbreaking Author
  • Host of the PBS series Second Opinion
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Columbia University

Dr. Peter Salgo is an Emmy Award-Winning medical journalist, practicing physician, and respected healthcare futurist.

 
  

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America's Vital Signs

In his presentation, healthcare speaker Peter Salgo predicts that the progress in fighting heart disease will have a tremendous impact on our nation's healthcare delivery system and the future of medicine itself. While explaining how current medical breakthroughs will allow today's Americans to live ...

In his presentation, healthcare speaker Peter Salgo predicts that the progress in fighting heart disease will have a tremendous impact on our nation's healthcare delivery system and the future of medicine itself. While explaining how current medical breakthroughs will allow today's Americans to live longer than any other generation, he also explores the future of healthcare and how the industry must prepare to serve.

The Future of Healthcare

The future is bright for professionals. They will see the reorganization of health care delivery in this country into a form that will give them more control over both their incomes, and the care they deliver. In this presentation, Peter Salgo teaches that the key to achieving this bright future is ...

The future is bright for professionals. They will see the reorganization of health care delivery in this country into a form that will give them more control over both their incomes, and the care they deliver. In this presentation, Peter Salgo teaches that the key to achieving this bright future is to act now to implement a few substantive changes. The millennium will not drift in the right direction. Professionals must guide the future by their direct action and behavior to craft it into the model they desire.

Wherefore Your Hospital in Changing Times

Clearly healthcare is changing. Healthcare delivery models are changing. Wellness has become the new touchstone for healthcare. Disease prevention is replacing the disease model of healthcare delivery. Dr. Peter Salgo shows hospitals and healthcare providers how to ride the wave of the wellness revo ...

Clearly healthcare is changing. Healthcare delivery models are changing. Wellness has become the new touchstone for healthcare. Disease prevention is replacing the disease model of healthcare delivery. Dr. Peter Salgo shows hospitals and healthcare providers how to ride the wave of the wellness revolution.

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Biography

Dr. Peter Salgo—an experienced medical correspondent, professor and practicing physician—is one of this country's most respected health care futurists. In addition to having spoken before hundreds of professional and lay audiences, Dr. Salgo has published articles on such timely issues as drug pricing schedules in the United States as compared to those of other Western nations; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; the current progress of fetal surgery; Retin A—its risks and benefits; plastic and cosmetic surgery; and AIDS— its effects upon its victims and the health care system in general.

He has examined the proposed health care plans of both major parties and has compared them for audiences around the nation.

His book, The Heart of the Matter, examined the groundbreaking new developments in heart attack prevention. It offered a clear plan for all Americans to avoid premature death.

Millions have viewed Dr. Salgo on television and have listened to him on the radio, currently as the host of Second Opinion, the PBS broadcast that is seen in more than 300 markets nationwide. His broadcast lectures have been aired on the CBS Television Network and its affiliated stations, the CBS Radio Network and its affiliated stations, as well as the CNBC Television Network and its affiliated stations.

Dr. Salgo wrote, produced, and anchored four broadcasts per week for CNBC's America's Vital Signs. He served as a correspondent with WCBS-TV News—writing, producing, edited, directing, and commenting upon medical news and education issues for more than 20 years. One of his reports, entitled AIDS and the Homeless, won an Emmy Award for Broadcast Journalism. Others included in-depth looks into infertility, radiation treatment, heart assist techniques, and the future of modern medicine. Additionally, Dr. Salgo has served as a medical consultant for dramatic series on all three major television networks. He has been a frequent guest on NPR’s “The People’s Pharmacy.”

Dr. Salgo is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story, an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Coverage of an Instant Single Breaking News Story, an Associated Press Award for Best Continuing News Coverage, the Broadcasting Award from  the American Society of Emergency Physicians, the Community Service Award from the Medic Alert Foundation, and the Howard W. Blakeslee Award for Journalism from the American Heart Association. Dr. Salgo helped organize the emergency response of his hospital during the 9/11 crisis and has remained active in promoting preparedness against bio-terrorism since that time.

Educated at Columbia University and Columbia University College of Physicians, Dr. Salgo, in addition to his continuing broadcast work, practices Intensive Care Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City where he is the Associate Director of Surgical Intensive Care. He teaches Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at his alma mater where he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology.