Dr. Arthur Agatston is the author of The South Beach Diet, the bestselling diet book providing the public with information about the connection between a good diet, safe weight loss and disease prevention.
After graduating N.Y.U. School of Medicine, Dr. Agatston took a position at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and became the director of non-invasive cardiology. As director, he pursued his clinical practice and research in the field of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics.
Dr. Agatston and colleague Warren Janowitz, M.D., a radiologist, did early work on quantifying calcium in the coronary arteries as a measure of arteriosclerosis. Following the publication of reviewed articles on their findings, the "Agatston Score" was born.