Nader Moazami is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine, Attending Surgeon, Cardiothoracic, and Chief of Cardiac Transplantation at Barnes- Jewish Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 2001 as Director of the Cardiac Transplant Service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His principle clinical interests lie with ventricular assistance and transplantation in the treatment of advanced cardiac disease. Dr Moazami graduated with honors from New York University with a BA in Biochemistry, Magna Laude, and was named to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha academic honorary society, and completed a general surgery residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York followed by a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.