Augustus O Grant is Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). He served as the President of the Association of Black Cardiologists from 1992 to 1994. He is Immediate Past President of the American Heart Association and is a member of its Board of Directors. He serves on the board of directors of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Stanley Sarnoff Foundation, on the editorial boards of Circulation and Circulation Research and is currently Deputy Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. He has received numerous awards and belongs to several other professional societies including the Biophysical Society, and the American Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr Grant’s research and clinical interests include: “Mechanism of Action of Antiarrhythmic Drugs”, “Cardiac Electrophysiology”, and “Management of Patients with Cardiac Arrhythmias.” He has published 93 peer-reviewed manuscripts. In 1986–1987, he was an Alexander von Hombolt fellow at the University of Saarland in Germany.