Jose L Zamorano is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University Complutense, Madrid and Director of the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid. He is a Fellow of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and is a member of the Accreditation Committee of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE), the Guidelines Committee of the ESC, the editorial board of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and the International Relations Task Force of the ASE. He is also a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Echocardiography. Dr Zamorano’s research has won numerous awards. He has published 145 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 250 abstracts in symposia, as well as several books including the Hand Book of Echocardiography in 2005. Dr Zamorano received his MD from the University Complutense, Madrid, in 1987 and completed his specialist training in cardiology in 1993.