Carl J Lavie, MD, is Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology and Director of Exercise Laboratories at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans. He joined Ochsner Medical Center in 1989, and served as an Associate Director of the internal medicine training program. He is the author of over 500 medical publications, including nearly 30 textbook chapters. Dr Lavie serves on over 14 Editorial Boards, including the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the Journal of American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology, and the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Council for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), and previously served as Chairman of Vascular Hypertension and Prevention for the American College of Cardiology (ACC).