Dr. Dean Karalis is a cardiologist and lipidologist. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Karalis is an expert in the field of cardiology and lipidology and has conducted over thirty clinical trials in cardiology, including many trials in cholesterol lowering. He has written over 150 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has been a guest lecturer on a wide variety of topics related to cardiovascular health, with a focus in the areas of preventive cardiology and lipid lowering. Dr. Karalis serves on several editorial boards and reviews manuscripts for several leading medical journals, including Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
Dr. Karalis is a member of several professional associations, including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association and the National Lipid Association. Since 2005 he has served as a board member, Secretary, Treasurer, President and Past-President of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association. He is currently on the Board of the National Lipid Association and Chair of its Health Quality and Research committee. Since 1987 he has served as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and in 2006 was awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.
After earning his medical doctorate from Albany Medical College, Dr. Karalis completed his residency in The Cornell Hospitals, North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He subsequently completed a fellowship in cardiology at the Likoff Cardiovascular Institute at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.