Lipidology is a multidisciplinary section of medicine that is concerned with lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and its associated disease. Clinical Lipidology is a specialized branch of Lipidology in which clinical lipidologists are trained and specialized in examining and treating the disorders of lipid metabolism.
A certified physician who specializes in cholesterol and other lipid disorders and metabolic diseases is called lipidologist. Like a lipidologist, a Clinical Lipid specialist is also a certified physician who undertakes extended study in the treatment and care of patients suffering from dyslipidemia. In order to practice as a specialist, the candidate must pass the exam organized by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology. For becoming a Clinical Lipidologist, the candidate must be a licensed physician for which they need to complete Bachelor’s degree followed by residency program and additional specialization in the field.