Dr Shamai A Grossman serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is actively involved in both medical and postgraduate training, lecturing and teaching in various capacities on a daily basis. In addition, he is heavily sought after through invited lectureships. Dr Grossman spearheaded the development of the Clinical Decision Unit and Cardiac Emergency Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and has served as medical director of this observation and management unit since its inception. Dr Grossman’s research has focused on developing evidence-based guidelines for the management of cardiac emergencies and consistently presents his work at national meetings. Dr Grossman trained as both a cardiologist and emergency physician and has published extensively on cardiac issues in emergency medicine.