David R Holmes Jr is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has also been named the Edward W and Betty Knight Scripps Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine in Honor of Dr George M. Gura, Jr. His special areas of interest include acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, restenosis, vascular biology, risk outcomes analysis, and telemedicine. In addition, he is involved in the development of new catheter design and new approaches for treatment of a wide variety of patients with coronary artery disease and vein graft disease. Finally, he is involved in the development of continued application of percutaneous coronary intervention technology to non-coronary vascular beds. Dr Holmes received his medical degree at Marquette University Medical School in Milwaukee and completed his internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. He also served in the US Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.