Mihai Gheorghiade, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Chief of the Cardiology Clinical Service, and Director of the Telemetry Unit at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Previously, he has held positions as Chief of Cardiology at the Salem VA, Virginia, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia, Chief of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr Gheorghiade was a visiting professor at the major universities in the US and abroad and has received numerous awards for teaching from both medical students and residents. He is a member of many national and international committees and serves on the editorial board of many journals, including the American Heart Journal, the American Journal of Cardiology, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr Gheorghiade has served as a guest editor on numerous occasions for the American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, and American Journal of Medicine. Dr Gheorghiade is the author of more than 300 publications. He has been chairman/co-chairman of numerous international and national meetings. He obtained his MD, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Rome in 1972 and took his training in internal medicine and cardiology at Brown University.