Chief Medical Officer
United States of America
Mary McGowan is Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining Esperion, Mary held senior positions in the cardiovascular group at Genzyme/Sanofi. Before moving to industry, Mary spent 20 years as the director of a large lipid disorders clinic in New Hampshire and continues to see patients twice monthly at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Lipid Clinic in Lebanon, NH. Mary has been the primary investigator on many national and international lipid lowering trials, and served as a board member of the National Lipid Association for five years. She was the Chief Medical Officer of the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation and also served on the National Lipid Association’s Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia, the New Hampshire Childhood Obesity Expert Panel, and New Hampshire board of the American Heart Association. Mary has authored a variety of articles in peer reviewed journals on lipid metabolism, has written five books for the lay press, including “Heart Fitness for Life” (Oxford University Press) and “50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol” (McGraw-Hill), and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and The New England Journal of Medicine. Mary completed medical school and residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins.