Jean-Jacques Mourad is a Professor of Internal Medicine at Paris XIII University and Chief of the Hypertension and Internal Medicine Unit at the Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny. Previously, he held positions as Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at St Michel Hospital, Paris, and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at European Hospital Georges Pompidou, Paris. He is President of the French League Against Hypertension, General Secretary of the French Society of Microcirculation and a member of the working group of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) for ‘Hypertension and the Heart’. He is also a member of the World Hypertension League, the French Society of Internal Medicine and the French Society of Hypertension. Professor Mourad has authored more than 90 journal publications and contributed to over 300 communications at national or international meetings.