Dr Kilmer S McCully is currently Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at the US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston. He is internationally recognized for discovering the connection between homocysteine and heart disease and for developing the homocysteine theory of arteriosclerosis. Dr McCully has published numerous research articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters, two monographs, and two books, The Homocysteine Revolution, in 1997, and The Heart Revolution, in 1999. His books have received national and international media attention in television, newspaper, and magazine articles. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine in 1998. He holds six US patents for antineoplastic and antiatherogenic homocysteine compounds. Previous positions held are Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and Pathologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence. He has served on the faculties of University of Connecticut, Brown University, and Harvard University, where he is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology. Dr McCully holds MD and AB (chemistry) degrees from Harvard.