Howard C Herrmann, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles on numerous topics in interventional cardiology. His research focuses on the clinical investigation of new therapies for valvular and structural heart disease. He is Past President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and serves on numerous national committees and Editorial Boards. Dr Herrmann earned his AB at Harvard College and his MD at Harvard Medical School, and completed his training at Massachusetts General Hospital.