Bijoy K Khandheria, MD, is the Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at Mayo Clinic. He holds a joint appointment as a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Clinic. He is also the Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and sits as Chair of the Mayo Clinic Information Management and Technology Committee, which facilitates and implements an electronic environment and oversees all information technology projects for the Mayo Clinic. He assumed the presidency of ASE in June 2005, having previously served as Vice President, the Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, and member of the Board of Directors. Dr Khandheria served as the Chair of the Echocardiography Committee for the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He co-chaired the 2003 ACC Annual Scientific Sessions and chaired the 2001 ASE Annual Scientific Sessions. Recently, he was honored as the Navin Nanda lecturer by the Indian Academy of Echocardiography. He has also been made an honorary member of the Thai Heart Association and the Italian Society of Echocardiography. Dr Khandheria has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited two books on echocardiography, and has presented at several national and international meetings and symposiums. Dr Khandheria graduated from the Maharaja Sayajirao University Medical School in Baroda, India.