Dr. Marianne J. Legato, is an internationally-known academic physician, author, and lecturer and globally recognized expert in gender-specific medicine, the science of how normal human function and the experience of the same disease vary as a function of gender/biological sex. Legato is an expert on the sex-specific aspects of men’s and women’s health and is the founder and director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University. In 2008, she established the non-profit Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. She has devoted much of her research to the subject of women and heart disease and in 1992 won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for writing the best book on cardiovascular disease written for the lay public. Legato is the founder and editor of The Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine and of Gender-Medicine and a leading advocate for the inclusion of women in clinical trials. She is also the author of bestselling Why Men Die First: How to Lengthen Your Lifespan, Eve’s Rib:The New Science of Gender-Specific Medicine and How It Can Save Your Life, and The Female Heart, and Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget.