Richard J. Deckelbaum

Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCP (C)


Dr. Richard Deckelbaum is the Founding Scientist of DeckTherapeutics, Inc. and serves as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. He is Immediate Past Director of the Institute of Human Nutrition, a Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, and Robert R. Williams Professor of Nutrition at Columbia University. Dr. Deckelbaum has published over 400 research and other publications, edited a number of books, chaired task forces for the American Heart Association, the European Atherosclerosis Society, the Institute of Medicine, the March of Dimes, and has served on advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health, RAND Corporation, WHO, and the U.S.A. National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Deckelbaum has held advisory roles relating to clinical applications of lipids with several major nutrition and pharmaceutical companies. He served on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences and is a Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute. Dr. Deckelbaum’s laboratory has been funded for over 30 years by NIH and other grants focusing on i.v. lipid emulsions, lipid metabolism, and omega-3 fatty acids. His recent studies have defined the ability of i.v. omega-3 molecules to act acutely via pleiotropic mechanisms in cytoprotection after organ injuries.