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David Skorton

David Skorton

Washington D.C.

Dr. David Skorton is the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, based in the USA. He is former president of the University of Iowa and Cornell University and is a cardiologist, caring for adults with congenital heart disease. His research involves cardiac imaging and image processing. He is a recognized supporter of the arts and humanities and advocates for the importance of funding these disciplines as a sustainable investment in the future of nations.