Robert A Vogel, MD, FACC, is Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Vascular Biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree in physics from Columbia University and his medical degree from Yale University in 1967. Following residency and fellowship training at the University of Colorado, he joined the cardiology faculty at that institution (1975–1980). Subsequently, he was Director of the VA Cardiology Section of the University of Michigan until 1987, when he moved to the University of Maryland as Head Division of Cardiology, a position he held until 2000. In 1997–1998, Dr Vogel was President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiology and as a cardiovascular disease consultant to the National Football League. Dr Vogel’s research interests have focused on the use of imaging techniques for the assessment and management of coronary artery disease. His group originated the techniques of tomographic and quantitative myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, and was the first to employ online perfusion imaging and quantitative coronary angiography in the catheterization laboratory. At the University of Maryland, Dr Vogel’s research group has clarified the effects of cholesterol, diet, and exercise on endothelial function. He is the author of more than 220 papers, books, and book chapters.