Joseph L. Goldstein, MD
Photo: Joseph L. Goldstein
Elected 1974

Honors / awards

National Academy of Medicine (1987)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1985) For discovery of cell receptors relating to cholesterol metabolism. Shared with Michael S. Brown.
Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (1985) For their historic discovery of the basic mechanisms controlling cholesterol metabolism, opening the way to a new pharmacologic approach to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death and disability in the Western world. More
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1981)
National Academy of Sciences (1980)

Society service

President, 1985–1986