David J. Skorton is president of Cornell University and professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and in Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering. He is former president of the University of Iowa. <br />
A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Skorton is a member and past chair of the Business-Higher Education Forum and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.