Clyde W Yancy, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Cardiology and the Medical Director of Heart Failure/Transplantation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is also the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at St Paul University Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) and a member of several other medical societies, including the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American Society of Hypertension, and the Heart Failure Society of America. Dr Yancy is broadly published in the area of heart failure, with well over 100 abstracts, manuscripts, editorials, and book chapters to his credit, along with an emerging presence in Web-based educational media. He is Associate Editor of Congestive Heart Failure and is a reviewer for all of the major cardiovascular journals. His research interests include the broad areas of clinical congestive heart failure and heart transplantation. Recently, he has focused on the emerging role of registries in cardiovascular diseases, management of advanced heart failure with new drugs and devices, therapeutic uses of natriuretic peptides, and on heart failure in special populations, especially African-Americans. Dr Yancy is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease. He earned a medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine.