Michael H Picard, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA, is Director of Echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is Past President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and a member of the Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Professor Picard was a member of the technical panel that developed the Appropriateness Criteria for Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography and is a member of the committee developing the Appropriateness Criteria for Multimodality Cardiac Imaging and the international committee revising the diagnostic criteria for Arrhythmogenic RV Dysplasia. His awards include the Young Investigator Award from the ACC and the Richard Popp Award for Excellence in Teaching from the ASE. Professor Picard’s research interests include the applications of echocardiography in coronary artery disease, translational cardiology, and valvular heart disease. This work has included the integration of genetically modified small animals and novel ultrasound techniques to determine which molecular pathways exert control over LV remodeling.