Mark Monaghan is Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at King’s College Hospital in London. He has been active in academic and clinical echocardiography for over 20 years and has published and presented extensively in this field. Current areas of research include the use of ultrasound contrast agents for evaluation of myocardial perfusion during stress and the use of realtime 3-D echo for evaluation of left ventricular function. Dr Monaghan is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and member of the British Cardiac Society, American Society of Echocardiography, and British Society of Echocardiography. He is a past-president, current council member, and committee chairperson of the British Society of Echocardiography.