Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA, FRCP, is a Distinguished Professor of Cardiology, a Professor of Medicine and Radiology, and Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. His major clinical and research interest is coronary artery disease. Dr Kaul has published over 250 papers in the most prestigious cardiovascular journals, and has been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1986. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), among others, and is on the Editorial Board of the top cardiovascular journals in the world. He is Vice President Elect of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). Dr Kaul received his medical degree from Delhi University and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Vermont. He completed a two-year clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of California and a clinical and research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.