David C Warltier, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. His research interests are in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology with special emphasis on the coronary circulation, and his clinical interests are in cardiovascular anesthesia. In addition to teaching and research, Dr Warltier is a Section Editor of Anesthesiology and has been an editorial consultant for a number of journals. He has published more than 350 original articles, book chapters and reviews. Dr Warltier has also received numerous honors and was chosen as the 2004 Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Distinguished Lecturer.