Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, MSc, is Director of the Cardiometabolic Program at the Mayo Clinic and Co-Director of Cardiovision 2020, a community-based program for heart disease prevention in Olmsted County, Minnesota. His previous positions at the Mayo Clinic include Associate Director for Research in the Cardiovascular Health Clinic, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Staff Physician. His research interests include: translational research assessing the effect of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and sleep apnea on cardiovascular health; measurements of body fatness; and the implementation of effective weight-loss techniques in clinical practice. He holds several grants supporting research on bariatric surgery and cardiovascular disease mechanisms and others supporting research on dietary interventions in metabolic syndrome. Dr Lopez-Jimenenz has written several books and book chapters on preventive cardiology and evidence-based medicine and has published more than 45 scientific reports in peer-reviewed journals. He has also been a featured speaker at many international meetings in America and Europe. Dr Lopez-Jimenez received his medical degree with honors from the Leon School of Medicine, Guanajuato University, Leon, Mexico. He then carried out his clinical training in internal medicine at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion, Medicina e Investigacion ‘Salvador Zubiran,’ Mexico City, Mexico. He continued his training in cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, and completed an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University.