Jean-Claude Tardif, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at the Montréal Heart Institute, where he also serves as a Cardiologist and Director of the Research Center. Dr Tardif is also the Director of the Cardiovascular Health Network of the Quebec Health Research Fund (FRSQ), as well as holding the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Pfizer Chair in atherosclerosis. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, he has written 25 book chapters and has edited several books. He is the principal investigator of several large international clinical trials in the field of atherosclerosis. Dr Tardif completed a research fellowship at the New England Medical Center, Tufts University in 1994, completed his fellowship in cardiology in 1992, and graduated from the University of Montréal with his medical degree in 1987.